Consumer Investigation Services

Filley and Associates provides investigative services to individual consumers as well. If you need to check up on a Nanny or potential mate, or if you have been the victim of identity theft, we can help. We also have deep experience in conducting cheating spouse surveillances. Please see below for a description of our services. If you have any questions, please call us for a free consultation.


Personal Background Checks uncover information about a person’s character and past. Often used in dating and prenuptial situations, a background investigation tells you if someone is being honest about their past or if they are lying about it. They are also used for domestic help screening such as nannies, housekeepers, and personal assistants.

Personal Background Checks offer you piece of mind when making decisions about the future. All background checks are confidential, the person being investigated does not find out about the investigation.

What can be learned from Personal Background Checks? The starting point includes information such as their age, marital status, address histories, criminal prosecutions and convictions, and their driving record. You can also find out if there have been debt problems in the past, including bankruptcies, tax liens, judgments and notices of defaults. We find out if they are using false Social Security numbers or if they have aliases or AKA’s (“also known as”). We can also identify past lawsuits, whether they are suing others or if they have been sued in the past.

The deeper levels of background investigations include contact with neighbors and associates to find out about personal habits, dating history, alcohol or drug use, personal lifestyle, social status and civic and community affiliations. All this is conducted using pretexts, so no one knows the investigation is being conducted.

Who initiates these searches? Fiancés, boyfriends, girlfriends, concerned relatives, and anyone else entering into a personal or any other type of relationship, personal or otherwise.

If you are looking for a San Francisco background check, a San Francisco Bay Area background check, a California background check, a US background check, or a China background check, please contact us.


Personal Asset Searches are used to uncover the financial status and history of an individual. They are used in premarital situations and in divorce matters. They are also useful in probate matters, where the assets of a deceased or incapacitated person are not fully known.

A broad range of sophisticated on-line databases provides us with critical information on individuals and businesses. We also have access to a network of highly trained professionals, which enables us to compile the most complete reports possible on individual and corporate assets.

Filley & Associates provide database services, subject to GLB and IRSG guidelines. We are experienced in using the most effective databases for the individual situation and develop the best information possible in the most cost effective manner.

  • Real Property
  • Liens and Judgments
  • DMV
  • Banking Relationship
  • Concealed and Hard to Find Assets

Contact us regarding an Asset Check / Search


The inconvenience and invasion of privacy caused by identity theft can not be overstated. We help consumers by investigating the theft of your identity. We can help locate the perpetrator and bring the case to the attention of appropriate law enforcement.

Almost 700,000 people are victimized by identity theft each year and consumers often find themselves at the mercy of these identity thieves. We use sources of information to which the public does not have access in order to identify and locate these thieves. We are normally able to investigate these matters to conclusion within four hours and have found that our services in the area of identity theft are especially valuable to the consumer client, as law enforcement is generally not equipped or available to investigate this crime for the individual victim. We can help you take the first step towards fighting back and recovering your identity.

We also recommend that you visit the California Office of Privacy Protection website. They have posted their newest Consumer Information Sheet: How to Use the California Identity Theft Registry – A Guide for Victims of “Criminal” Identity Theft (Consumer Information Sheet 8). This site will assist you in getting into the Registry and in particular, in getting a Certificate of Identity Theft. This certificate is a temporary document, to be used while awaiting Judicial Council approval of the official version. You’ll find it on the California Office of Privacy Protection, Identity Theft web page at

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Filley & Associates’ operatives are highly proficient in the art of surveillance. We use mini digital video cameras with night vision capability and telephoto lenses to capture the activities of the subject. We also use state of the art concealment cameras, which we use as called for by the investigational situation. We carefully comply with all laws to protect the admissibility of the information, while at the same time, aggressively pursue the case goals.

Contact us for a Surveillance