Tip of the Iceberg

by admin on November 17, 2014

Searching in public records seems pretty straight forward. The site will give you several criteria to choose from including name, social security number, address and phone.  Just throw in the info you have and let it roll.

What if your results are subpar, minimal or nil?  Search is over, right?

Wrong. You only glimpsed the tip of the iceberg.

Many believe public records databases are well organized, and thus, simple pickings. Not true. Records enter into databases sideways, upside down, in reverse, and many times, in pieces. Because of this, it would take way too much time to organize all of them. There are stragglers all over the place. Sometimes these stragglers contain the most recent information of the person you’re tracking.

The key is manipulate the data as much as you can. It’s how I found over 900 drug addicts in a ten year follow up study. They gave very scant and often inaccurate information. However, I still worked the databases to draw out their true identities and current information.

It takes a certain brain to pull it off. But the most important thing to know is you’re only looking at the tip of the iceberg.

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