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: Elder Abuse

October 21, 2020
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A private investigator can be helpful if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence. ...
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October 23, 2015
Laguna Woods Private Investigator - Elder Abuse and Scams
Laguna Woods is the type of area that people dream about retiring to. In fact, the median age of residents in this small city is 78. Residents primarily live in a retirement community called Laguna Woods Village, a secured and gated community consisting of attached and detached homes. Linked Invest...
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September 21, 2015
Caregiver... Or Taker? Prevent Elder Abuse
A caregiver, or caretaker, is just that – a human being who is hired to provide guidance and care for another human being. Most of the time, these professional caregivers are extremely generous and loving individuals who find their gifts aligned with those required for nannies, healthcare aides, n...
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November 12, 2014
Elder Abuse In San Diego: How Can It Be Prevented?
It was recently reported by CBS 8 in San Diego that two male nurses, Russel Toralba and Alfredo Ruiz, would face elder abuse charges for neglecting to care for victims, including a 99-year-old stroke patient at healthcare facilities in the Mira Mesa part of San Diego. The news report states that the...
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September 28, 2014
Beware of Granny Scams. Financial Elder Abuse Runs Rampant.
Financial scams aren't new. Sadly, however, our elders are increasingly the targets of these financial scams. A MetLife analysis revealed that older victims of financial fraud lose 2.9 billion annually. According to an article in the Los Angeles Japanese Daily Times, it doesn't take Alzheimer's or d...
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June 1, 2014
Fraud, Abuse & the Elderly: Private Investigators Protect Loved Ones
Senior citizens have spent their lives contributing to society and deserve to be honored and respected. Unfortunately, predators and con artists frequently target the elderly because they are often vulnerable to being tricked and exploited for their kindness. These criminals will befriend senior cit...
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October 1, 2013
Financial Adviser or Financial Elder Abuse Swindler? Watch out!
Financial elder abuse is a disgracefully common crime and its perpetrators are not limited to sleazy lawyers, manipulative low-level financial advisers or opportunistic home care aids. A recent article on Lawyers and Settlements discussed an Alameda County Superior Court judge who had to resign afte...
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September 1, 2013
Do You Need Help with Child Support Enforcement?
Deadbeat parents are a depressing symptom of modern life. One of the more distressing aspects from the fallout of a divorce is the frequency with which a parent will attempt to weasel out of making adequate provision for their children. They commonly claim to be destitute or to have a low-level inco...
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September 1, 2013
Sweetheart Swindling: Financial Elder Abuse at its Most Heartbreaking
William Shakespeare said, "Love is too young to know what conscience is,", but in the case of Sweetheart Swindler Deborah Martin, she proved to know neither love nor conscience. It's financial elder abuse swindling. Deborah Martin was recently found liable of perpetrating an egregious form of financ...
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August 1, 2013
Elder Abuse Scam Alert: Keep Your Beloved Seniors Informed
Scammers target the vulnerable. Unfortunately this often means senior citizens. Whether operating their scams by phone or door-to-door, criminals regard confused or trusting elders as ideal victims. Elder abuse prevention includes alerting seniors about potential scams and highlighting some of the c...
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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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