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UPDATED Pro Tips:
The Golden Rule
You’ll get the best result by using just your subject’s social security number. However, if you don’t have SSN, you can provide name and city/state OR name and date of birth.
Note: Exclusions to this rule include the People At Work Search and Social Media Search, which include self-reported data tied closely to name, location, email address or phone number.
Comprehensive Reports are always some of our top reports because it gives you a 360-degree view of your subject.
Organization is critical so the info isn’t overwhelming:
People at Work
Place of Employment/People at Work searches don’t follow typical rules. When searching for POE, search with name, city and state - NOT social security number. This way you get official AND self-reported data, like job information from LinkedIn and other sources.
Social Media Search
Usually investigators run the Social Media Search with an email address; however, if that doesn’t bring back the results you are looking for, try the search using your target’s phone number instead. Don't have a phone number or email address? You can also search by any combination of name, age range, location and username to find your subject.
Vehicle Sightings Search
Run the FREE Vehicle Sightings Preview Search to see if there are any hits - at no cost - prior to ordering the full report*.
The Vehicle Sightings Search gives you results two ways:
Do you know their previous address, but need their current location? The Utilities Search is exactly what you’re looking for. Just put in their name and any known address to see where they are hooked up now.
Sometimes your target may not have utilities in their name, but here's a trick: Run your subject in a Person Search and look at "Household Match," which will return the name of their spouse, roommate, etc. Run the match's Person ID in the Utilities Search to find where their utilities are billed...and there's your subject's location.
Motor Vehicle Search
This is another vehicle search offering two additional ways to search:
Criminal Searches & Reports
While searching by social security number typically gets the best results with this search, sometimes the source does not capture SSN. If an SSN is not returning the data you are looking for, try using name and date of birth.
Arrest & Incarceration Searches
Can’t find your subject anywhere? Try the Arrest and Incarceration Search. For the best results, enter the target’s name and one other key identifier, such as SSN, DOB or drivers license number.
Watchdog Service & Alerts
Don’t have time to constantly monitor your target’s arrest status? Sign up for Watchdog Alerts to get real-time 24/7 notifications so you always know if your subject is booked or arrested again.
Business Search and Report
Many companies have similar names. To make sure you have the right target, run a quick Business Search to get the company’s Business ID, then simply click on the business icon to run the report.
Always feel free to reach out to us if you need help finding data. Give us a call at (866) 945-1667 for more tips and one-on-one coaching sessions.