The internet has made it relatively easier for everyone to stay connected, to procure goods and services, and learn valuable information. With a lot of transactions being made online, it only takes a few easy steps to track someone down as a private investigator. There are many methods for tracking down a person of interest as an investigator, but today we will look at how it is done on the internet. Read on to learn more!
Armed with a last and first name, social media, and other networking sites are some of the first areas a private investigator may start an investigation. Facebook is typically one of the first stops, with about 80% of all American internet users registered. Odds are, whoever you might be looking out for is on it. It is free, and all information on it is publicly available to all, making it an excellent starting base. You can also perform much more detailed searches, you are not only restricted to using a person’s name, but you can narrow it down by adding details like location or groups, such as the person’s graduating class. In order to perform a more detailed search, it is best to look through all major social networking websites. This includes spots like Twitter, Linkedin, or Instagram. Should someone have their entire profile hidden or locked down, it is still possible to gain information from them, legally, through neighbors, friends, or relatives who might not have security settings set to high.
You might not know it, but you leave tiny bits of information online whenever you sign up for a website, post a comment somewhere, or perform an online transaction. A private investigator only needs to properly utilize search engines in order to put together these little bits and pieces for a bigger picture. Not just Google, but private investigators can go to Bing, Yahoo, AOL, or Duck Duck Go for more information, all of which might provide different results.
Other Online Services
We at ICS Security Services can use the internet for background screening and checks for persons of interest too. We have the resources online to tap into these databases to see if we can learn more about a person of interest. Our company’s background in law enforcement and research in the local areas means we can help service your needs quickly.
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