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Don’t Put Up With Crappy Data

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Don’t Put Up With Crappy Data

Sometimes when people look for people and assets they rely heavily on the available databases.  Please understand that these databases, while helpful, do not always yield the final result that you need to solve your case.  Where do you go now??? I want to be YOUR source for information!! Don’t confuse our data with competing databases such as TLO, IRB, Microbuilt, Tracers, and Locate Plus. We are the best source when your database leaves you right where you started. When you need 100% verified accurate information for unlisted phones,...

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Burner Phones

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Burner Phones

Burner phones are typically prepaid mobile phones. There are now apps available to your smart phone that allow for multiple lines to be used. However, prepaid phones are more widely used for this application. Prepaid phones can be attractive to the general consumer because they rarely require a credit check or any commitment to the wireless company via contract. You can purchase a phone and load minutes by pre-paying cash.   The main feature of a prepaid cell phone is that there is absolutely no validation of one’s identity when one activates...

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Often times while researching my cases I have to request a “FOIA” (Freedom of Information Act) request to local and/or state entities in order to gain access to information that is not generally found in the public sector. This is how the press and private investigators gain knowledge about arrest records and the like. This information is NOT found on the internet and sometimes the only way to gain access to this information is by having a full understanding of the law that has been available to the public since 1966. The Freedom of...

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Find a Grave

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Find a Grave

This topic comes up every once in a while, normally from people searching for ancestry, confirming a death in the family, or simply wanting to find out where a friend, loved one or family member may be buried.  I have found that the free search site,  www.findagrave.com, is a trustworthy tool for such questions. I have confirmed its validity by searching for my own parents, both of which have passed and are buried in two separate cemeteries in different states.  My father’s site, is particularly difficult as it’s nearly off the...

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Harassing Phone Calls

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Harassing Phone Calls

STOP THE HARASSING PHONE CALLS. Once and for all! You know these harassing phone calls, they happen repeatedly during the day or night, mostly by “blocked” numbers.  The culprits are trying mask their identity by simply blocking their number or dialing *67 before they call you.  These people say strange things, sometimes they can be harmless, other times it may be threatening or maybe even sexual in nature.  Either way – You want them stopped!!  Better yet, you want to know who is behind these ominous calls. Most people are not that smart and...

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Free Nationwide Inmate Locator

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Free Nationwide Inmate Locator

Free Nationwide Inmate Locater –  Locate Inmates, Prisoners and Sex Offenders by State: You can have the ability to search for FREE inmates, nationwide, by state. Due to the difficulty of navigating state and Department of Correction’s websites, these sites were created to offer a free nationwide inmate locator.  Most of these websites have confusing and difficult to remember domain names.  This FREE website we try to offer links to all the currently available Inmate Searches, DOC sites and links to their respective memorials on the...

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Police Slang Terms

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Police Slang Terms

Ever wonder what they’re saying to one another and what it all means?  This is just a brief sample police slang terms used over the radios and on the street. Below this list, please see the links I have attached to find out more on this subject.  Abba Dabba: A criminal, the implication being that he or she is some sort of evolutionary throwback. Artillery: A slang term for a hypodermic syringe. A.V.A.N.H.I.: “Asshole Versus Asshole, No Humans Involved.” Badge Heavy: Being overly authoritative and intimidating. Barfbag: Used as police...

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Infidelity Research

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Infidelity Research

Infidelity Research When the fear of infidelity becomes a part of your life, you need answers! I realize that infidelity research to check on your loved one is hard to do, but living with the fear and doubt is clearly worse. Not only will private investigators get you the proof that you need to move forward with your life, they will research infidelity in a discreet and tasteful way to minimize your fears. Private Investigators normally charge their clients an hourly rate for surveillance, with mileage and any other investigative procedures...

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Dynamically Assigned IP Address

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Dynamically Assigned IP Address

What is a Dynamically Assigned IP Address? Every house in the world has an address. Every telephone has a number. And, every computer that connects to the internet is also assigned a number so that it can be identified by other computers. Imagine trying to call a phone that has no phone number. It just wouldn’t work! Computer numbers are called IP addresses, which stands for Internet Protocol. The number will be seen as four sets of digits that range from 0 to 255, each separated by a dot. For example 208.77.188.166. The sections of the...

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Street View of Any Address

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Street View of Any Address

This is a handy tool that allows you to simply enter an address and it instantly shows a street view of any address. It was extra handy when we were looking for someone and they reported multiple current addresses – We needed their exact address for process of service.  When I entered the address, the picture of the house was displayed, as well as a parked truck in the driveway.  I knew the color and the type of truck the person drove and there it was parked right in the driveway!! It is also handy for determining if the address is a mail...

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Business Credit Reports

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Business Credit Reports

Examples of credit reporting agencies that perform business credit reports: ·        Dunn & Bradstreet ·        Experian ·        Accurint ·        CreditNet ·        EquiFax ·        The Better Business Bureau   Users say that D&B and Experian are both horrible and unreliable which contradicts their success.  D&B continues to run as a Fortune 500 company and is recognized as the leading supplier of business credit.  Like most large organizations, there are always some issues, but a company does not maintain its lead poll...

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What is a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)?

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What is a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)?

VIN is a unique serial number used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles. In 1981, the format for VIN was standardized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States. It required all over-the-road-vehicles sold to contain a 17-character VIN, which do not include the letters I (i), O (o), or Q (q) (to avoid confusion with numerals 1 and 0). Nowadays, there are two related standards for Vehicle Identification Number systems. They are originally issued by the International Organization for...

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As the Crow Flies: Distance Calculator

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As the Crow Flies: Distance Calculator

As the Crow Flies: Distance Calculator I had this question come-up recently… A man had a restraining order against him and had to stay beyond a specific amount of area.  The man moved to a neighboring apartment complex within a close proximity to the person he was court ordered to stay away from.  He knew that if he drove/walked there it would be a sufficient amount of space to stay outside his court ordered limit of exposure.  However, he wanted to make certain that his new residence would not affect the restraining order.  He needed...

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Locating Life Insurance Policies

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Locating Life Insurance Policies

This question comes-up quite often – “Is there is a national database, or something like that, where you can determine if there is a life insurance policy for a deceased person”?   No such database exists!!   However – I did some research on who may be able to assist and found the following – I hope it helps!!   (1) http://www.mibsolutions.com/lost-life-insurance/ The $75 fee is required.   (2) Duvall Group Investigations can locate, Life Insurance, Business Insurance, Health Insurance, Auto Insurance,...

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FREE PHONE SEARCH

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FREE PHONE SEARCH

freephonesearch.com Reveals the name, city & state for most land line and wireless numbers in the U.S. Including: Free Cellular Number Lookup Free Prepaid Cell Number Lookup Free Unlisted Number Search Free Non-Published Number Lookup Free Name from Phone Free Phone Search This is a FREE site that returns the name, city and state for most land line numbers, cell numbers, prepaid numbers, unlisted and non-pub listings.  The city and state are also displayed, however, the city and state is derived from the area code and prefix of the phone...

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Cell Phone Ping

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Cell Phone Ping

Cell Phone Ping You Can Do It Yourself by following these four easy steps: Step One: Get a Trap Line (http://www.bellescamp.com/) Step Two: Configure your trap line to: ·       Block Cell Calls ·       Block Unidentified Calls Step Three: Open an account at: http://www.spooftel.com/index.php Step Four: Send a SMS message from your Spooftel account You pick the number to send it to, and the message you want displayed with your trap line. Note 1:   You can only send two SMS messages to the SAME number in a 24 hour period. Note 2:   If you want...

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Pretext – “The Debate”

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Pretext – “The Debate”

Pretext – “The Debate” I have specialized in telephone investigations since 1997, in the last 15 years the FTC, FCC, Congress and even several States’ Attorney Generals offices have focused on how information brokers and private investigators have accessed telephone / cellular call records from the various Telco carriers. In their investigation into this issue these government agencies have found that the primary way information brokers and private investigators have gained access to these records have been by...

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Locating Bank Accounts / Assets

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Locating Bank Accounts / Assets

Locating Bank Accounts / Assets I appreciate your interest in this topic of locating bank accounts or assets and the desire to make sure your reputation is secure.  All our investigations are in compliance with the GLB act of 1999.  As with anything we do, I explain to my clients that our information is for “fact finding” only. If you or your client determine that our information is helpful to your case, we suggest you subpoena the records in order to use them in court. Below is information on some of the methods used for...

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Immigration & U.S. Citizenship

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Immigration & U.S. Citizenship

Researching Immigration & U.S. Citizenship “Is there any way to determine if a person is in the United States legally?” This question comes up frequently about Immigration & U.S. Citizenship. Thanks to Jim Cronin, a Private Investigator in Washington State and fellow Member of WALI, the following advice can be helpful. According to Don Bambenek, a former US Customs/Immigrations official, current president of PNAI and also a WALI member, if the person is an employee, an employer can use the E-Verify system to check a...

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Statewide and National Private Investigator Associations

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Statewide and National Private Investigator Associations

Ever wonder if there’s a private investigator association in your state? Look no further. This is a list of all the Statewide and National Private Investigator Associations.   State ALABAMA  APIA – Alabama Professional Investigator’s Association  ALASKA AIA – Alaska Investigator’s Association ARIZONA AALPI – Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators  ARKANSAS AAPPI – Arkansas Association of Professional Private Investigators (No Site Available)  PIAA – Private...

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Wireless Carrier Information in Court

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Wireless Carrier Information in Court

Understanding Wireless Carrier Information in Court Many times we have been asked to locate wireless numbers and other details concerning wireless accounts.  You may want to know the guidelines or understand when to use wireless carrier information in court.  While our information is used for fact-finding only and we always suggest if they need the records to use in conjunction with a open court case or other legal matter, we suggest that they subpoena the records from the carrier to use in court. Here is a list of the most prominent carriers...

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Criminal Background Check Investigations

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Criminal Background Check Investigations

When conducting a Criminal Background Check many people request a “National Criminal Search” or a “Statewide Criminal Search”. Please understand that there is no “catchall” database where all criminal convictions are reported to, either, Nationally or Statewide. In fact even a Statewide Criminal Search may not yield the results you can trust. Statewide Criminal Background Check A Statewide Criminal Search only includes information from the repositories (a repository is a place where data is stored and maintained for future retrieval) that the...

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Private Information Used To Harass, Stalk and Violate

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Private Information Used To Harass, Stalk and Violate

Susan was just invited to a baby shower. She decides to use a coupon she received in the mail to purchase a package of diapers for her lifelong friend, Megan. Three weeks later Susan starts to receive a steady stream of coupons for things like baby formula and diapers. Being a good friend, she gives these coupons to Megan who loves the discounted prices on products she will soon need. Finally, Megan has her baby. Two days later, Megan receives a phone call offering her discounted prices for additional life insurance for herself, her husband...

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Free sites for missing persons

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Free sites for missing persons

There are numerous reasons to try and locate a missing person – even the term “missing person” is filled with ambiguity. What exactly is meant by the term “missing person?” A missing person is any individual who has disappeared and whose whereabouts is unknown. A missing person can be a friend, a loved one, a child, a refugee or even a birth parent. When the decision is made to locate someone, it is relatively simple to use free sites to search for missing persons. While using a free site for this purpose, be sure to use a reliable and...

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Free Public Records

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Free Public Records

Obtaining public records is a beneficial method of investigating information filed at city, county, state or federal government agencies concerning individuals or business entities. Commonly, these public records are available free of charge if the individual or business entity doing the investigation knows what to look for, who to talk to, and how to retrieve the information. The Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C.A. § 552 et seq.) is a federal law stating all information is to be made available to the public within 10 days of filing with...

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Understanding Reverse Prepaid Cell Phone Lookup

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Understanding Reverse Prepaid Cell Phone Lookup

Understanding Reverse Prepaid Cell Phone Lookup: NonPub.com will reveal the real identity behind any phone, guaranteed. Tracking a prepaid cell phone is by far the most difficult of all phone numbers to trace. After all, these phones are called “throw away” phones for a reason. It is evident that for a small $20-$30 investment, you really can be whoever you want to be. The main feature of a prepaid cell phone is that there is absolutely no validation of one’s identity when one activates these phones via the internet. In fact, most...

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