Scott Foss

  • Recherche de terres / eaux peu profondes

Cost For My Service

My service is on a Reward Only Basis. You only pay if your item is found. Its what you feel its worth, for me to find it for you... However, if the item is not found, a $25.00 Call-Out fee to help cover fuel & vehicle expenses is greatly appreciated.

"10% donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation".

NO call-out fee for Seniors, Vets & Active Duty personnel and their spouses(within local area)

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Beaches, Private homes, Parks & Sports Fields. Also equipped for Shallow Water Hunting.

Permission will need to be obtained by YOU for searches on private property.

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Santa Cruz /Aptos/Capitola/ Monterey Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area.

Searches outside this area can be arranged/negotiated on a case by case basis.

Scott Foss's Bio

I employ the same sound strategy to my metal detecting that I used to become a licensed General Contractor (CSLB # 947842), the very best tools and techniques for the job. I have lived in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area for most of my life. I

have raised my children here and now I pursue my passions of Metal Detecting and helping others. I joined The Ring Finders to be part of a team that is devoted to both.

Scott Foss - Recent Blog Post

  • Gold Heirloom Medallion and Chain Located at Beer Can Beach (2021)

    When I spoke with the young man about the lost pendant/necklace I could plainly hear the weight of the loss in his voice. The pendant was an heirloom from his great grandfather .. he didn’t need to say anymore, I was in for whatever it was going to take to find it. We met at […]

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  • Lost Gold Wedding Ring Found at Boardwalk/Dream Inn Beach (2021)

    I met the owner of the lost wedding band at the beach they had been at a couple days prior. It was far from certain that the ring had been lost there but after hearing the details I considered it at least a decent probability that it had been. The owner had taken a photo […]

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  • Lost Platinum Ring Found on a Second Chance at Seabright Beach (2021)

    I started the hunt at first light for the platinum band that had been lost two evenings prior. I was hopeful as I had some good intelligence to start the search with. 45 minutes later when the owner arrived I was still hunting for the ring. He updated me so I modified my search and […]

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  • Lost Gold & Silver Wedding Ring Found in San Jose (2020)

    The owner contacted me and informed me that the ring had been missing for about a month. When the ring did not eventually turn up he reasoned that it had probably been lost during some landscaping work he had been doing about a month prior. After arriving and assessing it sounded as though his hunch […]

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  • Lost Wedding Band Found in the Santa Cruz Mountains (2020)

    I met with the ring owner in the morning. We had spoken previously and he had done his homework. He had been helping a neighbor clear brush and his wedding ring had been lost and he knew of three or four likely areas to search. I agreed with his reasoning so I proceeded to systematically […]

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Scott Foss - Témoignages

  • I enthusiastically recommend your service to anyone... (2020)


    Thank you, Scott, for your prompt, professional, and friendly service! The above pics are spectacular. I enthusiastically recommend your service to anyone who has needs to find a wandering metal-based treasure. Best of fortune on all your endeavors!

  • This was the bright spot in an awful 2020! (2020)


    Thank you so very much Scott! This was the bright spot in an awful 2020! I appreciate your kindness and generosity to come out and help me find the needle in the haystack.

  • A lifesaver indeed. You truly made this vacation one to remember (2012)


    A lifesaver indeed. You truly made this vacation one to remember. Santa Cruz will never again be remembered for its beautiful beach and boardwalk. It is now remembered for the good Samaritan, super ring finder Scott Foss. thank you again for your super metal detector powers.

  • Scott, Thank you so much for finding my ring! (2012)


    Scott, Thank you so much for finding my ring! I really did not have much hopes of recovery, but wanted to give it a try. I really appreciate how you talked me through the process.

  • Leaping for joy, hooting, hollering, and hugging concerned bystanders. (2011)


    Dear Scott, I cannot thank you enough for recovering my ring– a formidable task for the reasons you have already mentioned. Twin Lakes Beach is one of the most frequented beaches in all of Santa Cruz. I realized that the ring was missing 2 hours after we had left and had a meltdown; fortunately, my friends who were visiting immediately eased us into problem-solving mode. We went back to the beach where we got on our hands and knees to search for this ‘needle in a haystack’ for quite some time, but it was clear that while we were gone, the foot traffic had been heavy, and the area was zigzagged with tracks left from tents, beach chairs, and towels. Sand had been kicked about and the tide was coming in. The lifeguard advised me to go to the Harbormaster office to ask if someone there might have a metal detector. The front desk attendant called a friend who apparently owned a detector and asked him to come in and the friend said that he would come within 10 mins., but that his equipment was low on battery. The search help arrived, but this man’s equipment was just really dusty and battered. Because the battery was low, too, we had to hurry. For 45 minutes, he scoured the area, but no luck. We threw our hands up in defeat and since my friends had to start their trip back to L.A. (this debacle had delayed them already by several hours), we left the beach and went home. My husband Marc was home from work and I told him everything and we were both so sad. Then, suddenly, I received a text from a dear friend of mine in St. Paul, MN, whose husband had lost his ring in a snow bank last winter. He had found a retrieval specialist through with success, so she urged me to research the site. Marc looked up the site and lo and behold, you, Scott, were listed. We called. You answered. We drove back to the beach and you met us there promptly (10-15 minutes tops) with all your bells and whistles; admittedly, seeing that you were so well-equipped gave me hope! As you explained, I was shocked when you called me over, less than 15 minutes into your search, to identify the ring. “Did your ring look something like this?” I COULD NOT believe it. I’ll never forget it, either! Leaping for joy, hooting, hollering, and hugging concerned bystanders. That one group you mentioned that had witnessed the search from beginning to end was carried up in the moment, too, with one woman actually crying because she was so relieved for me. Super-sweet. Recovering this ring was important, as you can imagine, not simply because of its’ material worth… as a cherished symbol, this ring carries a memory and marks some very important chapters of my/our life story! THANK YOU for your professionalism, meticulousness, and sincerity – all qualities that shined through in this pursuit! We will definitely recommend your services to our contacts in the future!

    Best wishes, Vickie