Our Other Services

Extensive Investigative Services

THE PARRIS GROUP specializes in Asset Investigations and recovery with over 8 years of proud success. To date, we have successfully collected millions of dollars for our clients since our inception in 2013. Because the Private Investigation field is so widely diversified, we do not limit THE PARRIS GROUP'S services and are constantly continuing our growth in knowledge and skills.

We also provide other investigative services to individuals and businesses based on specific needs and required outcome. THE PARRIS GROUP will always be a professional investigative business that remains versatile and the successful answer to everyday issues that affect personal or business challenges.

Our services have reached across the United States and abroad internationally.

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Other Investigative Services

01. Basic Asset Search

Our basic asset search is typically used when A) an individual needs to know what his/her spouse is doing with money and assets, and B) where an individual or business needs to determine whether another business or individual can handle credit or respond to an effort to collect a debt.

Our basic search includes, but is not limited to:

  • Subject Identification (name, date of birth, social security number, and other identifiers if available)

  • Subject's address history (typically covers the last 20 years in most cases)

  • Employer, employer's address or if self-employed;

  • Business address(es), telephone contacts, and addresses for service of process

  • Real property ownership and addresses

  • Automobiles owned and license plate numbers

  • Banking affiliations and bank account locations

  • Business affiliations

  • Professional licenses held if any

  • Tax lien checks

  • Civil lawsuit checks (former and current)

  • Bankruptcy filings (former and current)

02. Extensive Asset Search

Our extensive search is typically used to evaluate the economic feasibility of proceeding with legal action and identifying assets for seizure. These business asset reports may also be used to evaluate whether a settlement should be accepted, determine the creditworthiness of an individual or business, assess a potential partner, or facilitate a merger or acquisition.

Our comprehensive business asset search investigation includes, but is not limited to:

  • Subject identification (name, DOB, SSN)

  • Employment or source of income

  • Real property

  • Automobiles

  • Watercraft

  • Aircraft

  • Business affiliations

  • Professional licenses

  • UCC filings

  • Includes liens, encumbrances, and approximate value

  • National and international investigations

  • Bank Accounts

  • Retirement Accounts

  • Stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies.

03. Background Investigations

Whether you need to perform a pre-employment background check for your business, check the background of a potential nanny for your child, or even undertake a criminal background check, The Parris Group can assist in the critical investigation research you need to make informed decisions.

We use cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art resources and techniques to obtain all types of background information for our clients. Our licensed investigators have been trained by police and government organizations ensuring that our work is rigorous and meticulous, leaving no stone left unturned when it comes to information that is vital in making sure your business or the ones you love are protected.

Our investigations are extensive, and we provide quick and reliable background checks for you in the areas of employment, business, personal matters, insurance, and legal matters.

Our specific background check specialties include:

  • Criminal

  • Business

  • Nanny/ElderCare

  • Due Diligence Investigations

  • Pre-Employment

  • Pre-Marital/Dating

04. Criminal Background Investigation

Many people think that using criminal background checks in their business or personal lives are simply unnecessary. Nothing could be further from the truth! Knowing the truth will not only save you time and money, but it can also protect you from headache, heartache, or even criminal intentions. The Parris Group recommends being pro-active in all activities involving unknown people or put strangers.

Our Criminal background investigation includes, but is not limited to:

  • Subject identification (name, date of birth, social security number, and telephone number(s))

  • Subject's address history (typically covers 20 years in most cases)

  • Previous and former employers, addresses, and telephone numbers

  • Personal and business associates with all contact information

  • Federal and National Criminal, Civil and Bankruptcy searches

  • Automobiles owned and License numbers

  • Real property ownership and addresses

05. Business Background Investigation

Our business background investigation can help any business make more informed decisions before spending valuable time and resources working or partnering with another business. Critical information is necessary when making informed decisions. The Parris Group can help you select new suppliers, customers, or even want to learn of other businesses hiring and firing policies.

Our Business background investigation includes, but is not limited to:

  • Name and address of the business, possible owners and officers

  • Employers Identification Number/Dun & Bradstreet Identification Number

  • Former/current litigation, liens, judgments

  • Former/current bankruptcies

  • UCC Filings, associated businesses, associated people

  • Licenses and permits, corporation filings, business registrations

06. Nanny/Elder Care/Due Diligence Investigations

If you're considering hiring a nanny to care for your child or someone to care for an aging relative, please be sure to perform a background check on any candidate before you hire anyone. Glowing references is not confirmation that the potential caregiver you are considering is the person you think he/she is.

The Parris Group thoroughly investigates all information including but not limited to the candidate's criminal history, driving records, visa and immigration status, and verification of a social security number. We can check the credit history of a potential nanny or caregiver, ensuring that the individual has values. Defaulted loans and repossessions raise the question of whether the nanny is responsible, honest, and mature to take care of a precious family member.

07. Pre-Employment Investigations

Whether you are part of a Fortune 500 or a small business, you know that hiring qualified, honest employees are critical to your business's success. The pre-employment background investigations provided by The Parris Group can assure you are hiring the right person for the job.

Our thorough investigation will uncover:

  • workplace violence

  • employee theft

  • falsified employment applications

  • drug use

  • negligent hiring liability and turnover

  • past criminal history

  • fraudulent Social Security numbers

  • untruthful resumes

  • lawsuits

  • tax liens

  • driving history

  • judgments

  • sex offender status

  • current and previous addresses

08. Pre-Marital/Dating

Whether you have just met someone special or have dated the same great person for months or years, do you know everything about him/her? Everyone should do their due diligence and have a background investigation completed to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your assets.

Our Pre-Marital/Dating background investigation includes, but is not limited to:

Subject identification (name, date of birth, social security number, and telephone number(s))

  • Subject's address history (typically covers 20 years in most cases)

  • Previous and former employers, addresses, and telephone numbers

  • Personal and business associates with all contact information

  • Federal and National Criminal, Civil and Bankruptcy searches

  • Automobiles owned and License numbers

  • Real property ownership and addresses

  • Sex-Offender status

  • Drug Use

09. Skip Trace/Location Investigations

The Parris Group provides extensive skip tracer services. We can assist you in finding someone who is less than honest and owes a creditor a debt. If a family member, tenant, or business associate appears to be missing, we can find them using the many investigative tools and databases that only licensed investigators have access to. We need only a legal name, the last known address, and either a birth date, Social Security Number, or Driver's License Number to start an investigation.

10. How to Protect Yourself and Your Property
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Many people think, " Well, I can always take the attorney or the business to court if they take more than agreed to in the contract." Certainly, the U.S. Court system is there to take your complaint, but that will entail costs on your part that many people do not want or have the funds to pay. Unless you are experienced with the process of filing a civil claim against the person or business that has stolen your property, and if you want to have a good fighting chance of receiving what was taken from you, you will have no choice but to retain counsel to fight your battle. You will have to pay a retainer fee, and throughout the litigation, which can take months or even years, you will have to pay all fees and costs while keeping your trust account with the attorney replenished as he works through your case.

Can you and are you willing to afford this? Is it worth the frustration and mental anguish to deal with a lawsuit that can last months or possibly years and may include a trial? What property was collected and delivered to you will be gone in a matter of weeks or a few months, depending on your attorney's hourly rate and how much of the asset you did receive.

Let us also note that attorneys, individuals, and businesses do not have the best interest in mind for their clients. The Parris Group has first-hand knowledge of some of the deceitful and dishonest "professionals" who are only in this business for selfish reasons.

To be pro-active, why not perform your due diligence BEFORE a ruthless attorney or unethical business robs you of your property and gifts you with mental anguish and frustration?
Below are some tips to help you perform the necessary due diligence to protect yourself and your property. If you are not quite savvy on using the internet, have a family member or friend you trust to assist you.

  • Look at the material/solicitation you have received. Is it of quality print and materials? Is it grammatically correct and professional?

  • For a business, go to the State Corporation Commission (SCC) website where the company is located and search for the business. If they are a legitimate business, they must be registered with their state's State Corporation Commission.

  • If an attorney, go to their state's State Bar and see if they have a license to practice law and if any complaints have been filed against the attorney. Note that the website will not give any current complaints while an investigation is underway, or if any disciplinary actions have been brought against the attorney. You can also check to see if the attorney has ever had their license suspended or if they have been disbarred.

  • Use a Search Engine (Google, Google Chrome, Firefox, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo) and enter their name and the city/state and research any results that come up in the search.

  • If you are dealing with a private investigator, go to the state licensing agency and research their name, license number, registration number. In Virginia, the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has a website and a telephone number.

  • Ask for references from the attorney, business, or individual. Make sure you receive telephone numbers and addresses of former clients.  Don't be lazy - call several and ask many questions! Do NOT email or send written correspondence because anyone can be on the receiving end of that mailing/email address, including the one you are investigating.

  • Some businesses are registered with the BBB; go to www.BBB.org and research their database, or you can call them and inquire about the business.

  • Does the attorney, business, or individual have a website? If so, is it informative, in-depth, and do you walk away with a wealth of verifiable information after reading it?

  • If the fee required to collect your assets is too high, voice your thoughts and negotiate. Nothing is in concrete, and any reputable entity will be flexible if their only mission is to unite individuals/businesses with their legally owned property.

  • If you feel that something isn't "right," then don't do it! The best thing you can NOT do is sign anything with someone you don't trust. You will be safe, and so will your property. You then have enough information to contact a reputable business specializing in Asset Investigations and Recovery and assist you.

  • If you still are unsure, contact The Parris Group, and we will provide a background check for you. We do not condone taking someone else's business; however, we will provide anyone this service to ensure their protection!

These tips will help you decipher the good and reputable businesses from the unscrupulous "professionals" that are only out to rob you of your legally-owned property.  If we can be of any assistance, please contact us.  Our investigative services are guaranteed to provide you with absolutely the best results to help you make an informed decision that will protect you from becoming a victim of fraud and theft.

Pamela A. Parris remains in contact with the legal establishment (Judges, attorneys, and law firms in the Hampton Roads area) who will assist in providing her with many attorneys' known reputations and work ethics individuals and businesses in and around Virginia. The Parris Group can also confirm if the fee that you will be charged for the collection and delivery of your property is reasonable, or if you are being robbed.  Because we specialize and have the required experience needed in legitimate Asset Investigations and Recovery leading to our clients' successful results, we willingly share this information to educate the public.

For any assistance, please call us at (757) 775-1093, or email us at inquiries@theparrisgroup.org.