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Tips and tricks for finding people online

Online records are a bountiful gift for almost every case. However, you need to know how and where to search fruitfully. Here are some pointers to mine internet sources.

Identifying and finding people efficiently online is a useful skill for fraud examiners, business investigators and due diligence professionals. Many cases require us to follow paper and money trails by searching for subjects, potential witnesses and former employees, who are generally more willing to speak about their workplaces and colleagues than current employees.

Experienced investigators usually start broadly and then gradually narrow their research to find the most relevant individuals. We can use creative, outside-the-box approaches to dig through massive amounts of online information.

Here’s an overview of public records and social media sources to consider when looking for individuals we’d like to contact. 

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