Scam

I instructed GB investigate back in July 2017. The call centre is very professional and polite based in the U.K. . Paul contacted me from Spain said he could do my investigation . I provided him with all the details . I asked him for a pre sue report he continuously diverted to providing fictious information for months . He even swore at me in one conversation . He went as far as getting me to send payment through western union . Anyway cut along story short he never could back up his finding legally or with official paperwork . I have asked for a refund but getting no where after 7 months still joy . Apparently Paul also goes by the name brian froome has left the company then changed names to VM investigate . I believe the website was set up to obtain money by deception and they are currently being investigated in the USA.
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#1183480 Review #1183480 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Vm Investigate Investigative Service
Reason of review
Bad quality

VM Investigate - stole my money

I unfortunately asked VM Investigate - VM Investigations of London/Portugal to find an old friend of mine in England. They told me they had found her and so I paid - they asked me to pay into a Santander account. A few days later, they sent me an address - a RANDOM address and one at which my friend had NEVER lived! I travelled from France to London in the hope of seeing her again and was met by a lady who didn't even have the same name. This lady had lived at the address for ten years and had never heard of my friend!!! I contacted VM Investigate - VM Investigations and was shouted at down the phone and received lots of rude abuse! I am shocked that people like this are allowed to be in business in England! I will be trying to get my money back through the court in England. Having read the many many other posts about this company, I wish I had never contacted them in the first place!!!
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#1398716

I used this firm before they were calling themselves VM Investigate - their old name was GB Investigate - changed a couple of days ago and since then, they have been trying to pretend that the two firms/names are not connected. There are, as you are aware, MANY reports about this firm and they are ALL bad!!!

Im sorry you had such an awful experience but if its any consolations, you are certainly not alone. GB was the mans initials and VM are his partners - both in it up to their eyeballs and scamming SO many people!

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#1140307 Review #1140307 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Vm Investigate People Search
Cons
  • Everything especially being shouted at abused
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$450

VM Investigate London - scammed me!

Took my money and provided me with fake information. Paid them to follow my husband for a few days and when I received the report, it was full of false details and even pictures of a completely different person. So I called them - it was GB Investigate when I asked them for help and was told that the company doesn't exist! So, I did some checking myself and found that they changed their name to VM Investigate a few days ago! They try to say that they are not the same company as GB Investigate but the website is exactly the same. Also, I have noticed that the extra links on their advert go to the old GB Investigate server with a message saying that the site has been closed. I am disgusted by these people and how they take money by misleading people. I have seen many other reports on them and will, having taken my solicitors advice, be issuing a claim against them and reporting them to Trading Standards. If you have ben lucky enough to find the VM Investigate review before losing your money to these people, I am happy for you.
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#1139607 Review #1139607 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Vm Investigate People Search
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

VM Investigate - DO NOT TRUST

I can as scammed by these people! A husband and wife who say they have 700+ years of experience! I should have realised it was dodgy but you know what it’s like sometimes! Tried speaking with them about the fake information they gave me - information which turned out to be as fake as the claims on their website www.vminvestigate.com - interestingly the same website that was calling itself gbinvestigate.com until yesterday! I feel stupid now but hope that you read this review before getting ripped off by them!
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#1139055 Review #1139055 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality

VM Investigate and GB Investigate - conned me!

I am SO glad that others have finally posted their views on this disgusting "company." I have ben mulling this over for ages and now have the courage to post my experiences on here. It all started when I looked for someone online who could help me to find an old friend of my Dads. It was his Birthday and my sister and I wanted to surprise him by bringing an old friend of his to a party which we had organised. I found GB investigate or VM Investigate, as they are now calling themselves, online - thats when my NIGHTMARE started!!! They claimed to be very experienced and had many years in the business - so they claimed. At first, they seemed sympathetic and I thought they would help. I paid the fee, which wasn't cheap and waited...and waited....and waited! Eventually, they sent me an address. Although I was unhappy about the wait, I was also excited that my Dad was finally going to see his old friend! My sis and I jumped in the car and went t the address that VM investigate (GB Investigate) had given me........ The address didn't even exist!!! We looked for about an hour and then went to the local police station - they told me that there was not such address, even after they cross checked all the details!!!! We had driven fifty miles only to get nothing!!!! We were SO disappointed and felt completely betrayed. I called them and received a barrage of abuse and threats - it seems I am not the only one to get these form this couple - a husband and wife it seems! So, we went to the address listed on their website and were told that they didn't exist! Having seen the new address on their slightly altered website, we went there too! No such company we were told. So, now we are out of pocket massively and my Dad will not be seeing his old friend after all. These people need stopping!!
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#1398093

VM Investigate - GB Investigate

SO many lies!!!

The latest VM Investigate advert:

"Not connected to any other company. Est 1990, 27 years experience.

UK Wide.

Services: Matrimonial Matters, Relationship Matters, Tracing Missing Persons, Surveillance, Email Traci..."

Click on their ad extensions and you get: "The site gbinvestigate.com has been disabled. Please contact support." SO, not connected to any other company...???? LIES and SO many people ripped of by VM Investigate and GB Investigate.

Lots of negative reviews on here and other forums. These people need to be stopped!!!

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#1138997 Review #1138997 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
London, England
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

Ripped off!!!

VM Investigate or GB Investigate as they were known as up until yesterday - allege to have been trading for 27 years but have actually been trading for many year less. They also claim to have 793 years of combined experience! However, its a husband and wife "team" who are fraudulently ripping clients off and not providing any services for the money they take. They use a variety of names when responding in order to attempt to hide from and fool clients. AVOID THEM if you don't want to lose your money. There are a large number of complaints about this lot on various forums and they have been reported to Trading Standards, The ASA and The Place - they will not be around for much longer - hopefully! I feel throroughly foolish to have been drawn into their scam!
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#1397371

I’ve been trying to get my money back from VM Investigate/GB Investigate for weeks - over 700 euros for nothing! I’m very very unhappy! I had one call from a man there, who was extremely abusive and he then hung up the phone!

#1397363

These people are con artists - take your money, all empty promises and then they vanish! Gb investigate has vanished and now they are calling themselves VM Investigate!

#1397199

I too have been ripped off by them and tried phoning their offices today to be told GBinvestigate isn't there any longer.

I have reported the scam, abuse and threats made to the police and ActionFraud.

Have now also now filed a complaint with Money Claim Online.

I would urge others to do the same! It doesn't cost very much and you can attempt to claim your costs back.

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#1138337 Review #1138337 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
London, England
Service
Vm Investigate Investigative Service
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

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