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FAQs2020-11-14T18:57:06+00:00
What types of investigations do you conduct?2020-09-01T00:14:17+00:00

Our only focus is skiptracing, determining place of employment, and locating personal and commercial bank accounts.

How do we place an assignment with you?2020-11-12T17:55:41+00:00

Once you’ve completed our Service Agreement, you will be provided access to MDI’s client portal. This web-based portal allows you to securely and privately submit all of your assignments to us; track the status of the assignments; send us notes, photos and documents and receive your final report.  For more about the MDI portal, you can download a copy of our Customer Portal Tutorial by clicking Portal Tutorial

Are your results guaranteed?2020-11-12T18:04:20+00:00

Dependent on the product, MDI guarantees that information provided to you about a given subject is accurate as of the date it was verified by MDI. Please view our services page for further details.

How long does it take you to complete an assignment?2020-09-01T00:12:28+00:00

MDI strives to accommodate your timeframe. Just let us know your requirements when you place the assignment. If you need expedited service (24-72 hour turnaround), we may charge from $50 up to a 50% surcharge. Priority Rush can be added to any available product.

What is your hit rate?2020-11-12T18:02:05+00:00

Skiptrace Hit Rate: 60%-80%. Factors that affect hit rate include the type of job, how much identifying information is provided, how common the subject’s name is, and/or who else has already worked the job.

Bank Search Hit Rate: 45%-50%. There is no charge if we do not return results.

Place of Employment Hit Rate: 30%-50%. If “no-hit” MDI’s charge is $35.

For the Bank Search, do you provide account balance or account number information with the results?2020-09-01T00:19:01+00:00

No. To comply with federal privacy statutes, we only provide the bank name and ABA number.

How long have you been in business?2020-09-01T00:14:23+00:00

In 1981, Mike Dores opened his first skip tracing business, Merlin Investigations, in Los Angeles. Mike has been skip tracing and providing data to investigators ever since. Having conducted or supervised over 50,000 skip trace assignments, Mike is recognized and respected as an industry expert. He is frequently called upon to train Skiptracers and speak at seminars. The MDI staff have over 50 years of combined skip tracing and investigations experience and are licensed as Private Investigators in Training.

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