Providing advanced research and information since 1989 to law firms, corporations, financial institutions, venture capitalists, employers, staffing agencies, and more.

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Corporate / Legal
Investigative Research

The Information Experts

Cutting-edge online research and offline documents. PFC can find virtually anything in the public record.

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For Employers
Background Checks

Employers

PFC specializes in providing quality background checks for small to mid-sized companies.

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Domestic Agencies
Discounts for APNA / INA

Discounts Available to APNA and INA Agencies

PFC is the oldest household screening company in the U.S.

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For Families
Background Checks

In-Home Employee Screening

Screening of any type of in-home employee. Nannies, senior caregivers, housekeepers, baby nurses, house-sitters and dog walkers.

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For Individuals
Self Background Checks

Research and Investigation

Find out what a background check on you might reveal.

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Hands-on meticulous public records research investigation and analysis

PFC has been providing advanced research since 1989 to law firms, corporations, financial institutions, venture capitalists, employers, staffing, nanny and eldercare agencies, the media, and other information firms. Founded by Lynn Peterson, a public records specialist and licensed private investigator, PFC combines meticulous research protocols with rapid turnaround and reasonable rates. In addition to in-house staff, PFC has affiliations with a network of research specialists from various disciplines so that even the most arcane and hard to locate data on both individuals and businesses can be accessed.
Founder, Lynn Peterson, is an expert in the field and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Boston Herald, The Philadelphia Daily News, The San Francisco Chronicle and Kiplinger's; and in books, such as Find It Online, The Information Broker's Handbook, Building and Running a Successful Research Business, The Public Record Research Tips Book--Insider Information for Effective Public Records Research, Super Searchers Go to the Source,and Super Searchers Make It On Their Own.
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AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
National Association of Professional Background Screeners. Founding Member (NAPBS) Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) Public Records Research Network (PRRN), Charter Member California Association of Licensed Investigators A group of CRA's dedicated to consumer protection by advocating that personal information should not be sent off-shore for processing.