Linked Investigations PI Blog

Welcome to the Private Eye Blog. Please enjoy our collection of informative articles by private investigator Mike Garroutte & his associates. We hope you will find this information to be both interesting and informative. Mike Garroutte is the founder of Linked Investigations, and is a professionally licensed private investigator, possessing over 30 years of in-the-field experience as a Private Investigator.

Category: Background Investigations

August 14, 2020
Making The Right Choice About Advanced Background Checks
Background check accuracy is important. Read why you should choose a private investigator over a background check company for this service. ...
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June 24, 2020
My House Or Yours: Cohabitation and Child Custody
Cohabitation—living together—with or without children can have a dramatic effect on your wallet. Are you paying money to an ex to assist that person with living expenses, hopefully for a temporary period? If they are now living with someone new, you can most likely reduce or cancel your assistan...
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March 20, 2020
Hiring A Private Investigator in Lido Isle
As beautiful as the area is, Lido Isle is not immune to immoral or illegal activity. Sometimes a resident may be in need of private investigative services, such as a background check or surveillance....
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March 10, 2020
Background Check Services in San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano is home to the oldest residential neighborhood in California, one that embraces both the historic traditions and the modern comforts of today. Located in southern Orange County, San Juan Capistrano is a favorite destination stop for individuals wanting to tap into its rich backgr...
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February 21, 2020
What Domestic Abuse Victims Can Learn From Amie Harwick
Most of us do not understand the appropriate way to deal with serious issues like stalking, workplace harassment, abusive relationships, and violence....
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January 29, 2016
San Clemente Background Check
Perfectly situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, San Clemente is known for its Spanish colonial architecture, beautiful ocean views, and mild temperatures. Residents enjoy an above-average median household income of around $87,000. Many working families in the area find it necessary to hire sta...
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December 12, 2015
Protect Yourself from Crime This Christmas
It’s a well-known fact that Christmas is associated with a higher crime rate. Unfortunately, lurking among the innocent Christmas carolers, shoppers, friends, and family that surround you during the holidays are people who could pose a threat to you and your property. Here are some tips to help yo...
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October 23, 2015
Corona del Mar Private Investigator 92625
When exploring the possibility of hiring someone to perform private investigative services, experience is key. For over 30 years, Linked Investigations has helped people in Corona del Mar and the rest of Orange County, California, uncover the information needed to make important decisions in their l...
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September 25, 2015
Complete Newport Beach Background Checks
If you’re in Newport Beach and you need to investigate someone’s past, you’ve come to the right place. The professional investigators at Linked Investigations have been doing complete Newport Beach background checks in Orange County for over three decades. Our attention to detail, personalized...
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May 22, 2015
The Smack Addict Babysitter: Why You Should Background Check Your Caregiver
Every couple with children knows how refreshing it can be to get a night off from taking care of the kids to spend time with one another. A romantic date night is the perfect way to reinforce the intimate bond between lovers, which can be strained under the pressures of raising children. One of the ...
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Linked Investigations 5 Star Yelp Reviews

We love our clients, and our clients seem to like us, too! But don’t take our word for it. Read on to see what Linked Investigations clients say about our professional private investigative services.

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I have used Linked Investigations multiple times. First, it was for reasons of a personal nature. Then I began using Mike's services for my business as well, including background checks and surveillance services. What I like most about Mike is that he is genuine, takes time to get to know the clients and their needs, […]

CW

I have used Linked Investigations multiple times. First, it was for reasons of a personal nature. Then I began using Mike's services for my business as well, including background checks and surveillance services.

What I like most about Mike is that he is genuine, takes time to get to know the clients and their needs, and goes above the call of duty to answer questions. He has provided solutions I hadn't thought of before, which is a major bonus as a small business owner. I highly recommend Mike and the his Linked Investigations investigators for both private and corporate investigation.

I have referred many a friend and colleague his way.

CW

Mike is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I have been going through a very trying and complicated personal issue over the past year. Mike was able to help me to understand his services, and provide me with some well needed advise. As other reviewers have written, Mike is a pleasure to deal with, prices are reasonable […]

Calle R

Mike is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I have been going through a very trying and complicated personal issue over the past year. Mike was able to help me to understand his services, and provide me with some well needed advise. As other reviewers have written, Mike is a pleasure to deal with, prices are reasonable and well worth the piece of mind. I have no doubt that Mike goes above and beyond for all his clients. Thank you again Mike!

Calle R

I came to a point where in needed a PI for a case I was involved in. I'm glad when a friend recommended me to this place. I was a mess when I sat down to talk about my case. He was very thoughtful and genuinely cared about what I was going threw. He took […]

Vanessa T

I came to a point where in needed a PI for a case I was involved in. I'm glad when a friend recommended me to this place. I was a mess when I sat down to talk about my case. He was very thoughtful and genuinely cared about what I was going threw. He took the time to answer all my questions and walked me through everything step by step. I felt comfortable and safe talking with him. I would definitely recommend going here!

Vanessa T

Mike was extremely friendly, helpful and professional. I was highly impressed by his performance and experience. Linked Investigations was absolutely successful in accomplishing everything I had asked of them. Mike was much easier to talk with and work with than some of the others I had tried to work with in the past.

Steven H

Mike was extremely friendly, helpful and professional. I was highly impressed by his performance and experience. Linked Investigations was absolutely successful in accomplishing everything I had asked of them. Mike was much easier to talk with and work with than some of the others I had tried to work with in the past.

Steven H

Mike is the best around, have known him and worked with him for over 10 years. He is extremely professional, great at what he does and easy to work with. Would recommended Mike and Linked Investigations to EVERYONE! A+++++

A.C.R

Mike is the best around, have known him and worked with him for over 10 years. He is extremely professional, great at what he does and easy to work with. Would recommended Mike and Linked Investigations to EVERYONE! A+++++

A.C.R

If you need assistance and don't know where to go, Mike at LI is definitely the person you need to speak to. He is an extremely good listener to grasp your situation quickly and provide intelligent and informative information to help you out. He evaluates the situation carefully to help you determine a course of […]

Ros J

If you need assistance and don't know where to go, Mike at LI is definitely the person you need to speak to. He is an extremely good listener to grasp your situation quickly and provide intelligent and informative information to help you out. He evaluates the situation carefully to help you determine a course of action and avoid unnecessary expense. He will be very direct and offer solutions for your considerations and how to tackle the issues. You can't get better than that! My interaction with Mike superseded all expectations! Definitely give he and his team a call!

Ros J

Mike has helped me on several occasions in the last two years for surveillance and background checks on men in my life who were potentially not good for me to be in a relationship with. He has far exceeded my expectations every time. He is incredibly perceptive, knowledgeable and highly skilled at what he does. […]

Lynn D

Mike has helped me on several occasions in the last two years for surveillance and background checks on men in my life who were potentially not good for me to be in a relationship with. He has far exceeded my expectations every time. He is incredibly perceptive, knowledgeable and highly skilled at what he does. Each time I called him for service, he first helped me to figure out what my goals were so I don't end up wasting my time or money in areas that will not help me gain the information or the clarity I needed. He genuinely cared about my situation and he took the time to explain all aspects of what I can expect in the process. After working with him, I will not even consider working with anyone else.

Lynn D

I called several investigators to ask for help finding the owner of a hit and run vehicle. No one seemed to offer any real help until I talked to Mike. He told me exactly what to tell my insurance company and helped me understand my rights in the situation. Everything he told me was true…and […]

Jennifer R

I called several investigators to ask for help finding the owner of a hit and run vehicle. No one seemed to offer any real help until I talked to Mike. He told me exactly what to tell my insurance company and helped me understand my rights in the situation. Everything he told me was true…and the insurance company resolved the situation! The incredible part…he didn't charge me and he wouldn't even take payment when I offered! I will definitely use his services if needed again, and I want to be sure to pay whatever his efforts are worth!

Jennifer R

I contacted Mike about finding a couple childhood friends. He was professional and very helpful throughout the whole process. Any questions I had were answered promptly and I could not have been happier with the results. Thank you Mike!

Jason S

I contacted Mike about finding a couple childhood friends. He was professional and very helpful throughout the whole process. Any questions I had were answered promptly and I could not have been happier with the results. Thank you Mike!

Jason S

I found this company from Yelp and Mike helped me to serve the person efficiently . I will definitely recommend them to any of my friends who need this kind of help. Thank you very much!

Rosemary C

I found this company from Yelp and Mike helped me to serve the person efficiently . I will definitely recommend them to any of my friends who need this kind of help. Thank you very much!

Rosemary C

If you need information on something or someone, Mike is your guy! He is quick, talented and really listens to what you need. Most importantly, he also helps you understand the data you receive, which is not always easy considering there is a lot of info to sift through. Each report highlights the areas of […]

Monica K

If you need information on something or someone, Mike is your guy! He is quick, talented and really listens to what you need. Most importantly, he also helps you understand the data you receive, which is not always easy considering there is a lot of info to sift through. Each report highlights the areas of most importance and there is additional info to help you put things in context. I will go to Mike anytime I need detailed information. Thank you for all your help!!

Monica K

I've been using Linked Investigations for years to do background checks. Their data is WAY more thorough than other background check agencies. I highly recommend Linked Investigations!

Julia H

I've been using Linked Investigations for years to do background checks. Their data is WAY more thorough than other background check agencies. I highly recommend Linked Investigations!

Julia H

I was in need of hiring a private investigator after some suspicious activity started happening and thankfully found Mike through Yelp. The level of service and information he gave was above and beyond my expectations! He provided me what I needed and was extremely knowledgeable. I could tell he's a real genuine human being who […]

Jes Y

I was in need of hiring a private investigator after some suspicious activity started happening and thankfully found Mike through Yelp. The level of service and information he gave was above and beyond my expectations! He provided me what I needed and was extremely knowledgeable. I could tell he's a real genuine human being who truly wants to help people. Very thankful I found him to investigate my case and provide the info that I needed!

Jes Y

I recently called Linked Investigators to try to find the owner of an LLC. I sent him all the info I had. A day later he emailed me to call him. We talked, he gave me his assessment of who was who and what was what, gave me some great advice on proceeding or not […]

Mimi L

I recently called Linked Investigators to try to find the owner of an LLC. I sent him all the info I had. A day later he emailed me to call him. We talked, he gave me his assessment of who was who and what was what, gave me some great advice on proceeding or not AND he did not charge me. Today I got a 77 page report!

I never thought I would need an investigator but this situation was gnawing at me and I had to get an answer.

Mimi L

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