Finding people is one of the corner stones of investigation, but it’s something that often isn’t done particularly well – or given enough attention. At NetWatch we take the business of finding people seriously, whether you know who you’re looking for or not. So why use NetWatch to trace an address or contact details?
The Human Factor
If you google ‘find an address’ or ‘trace an address’ the chances are that you’ll land on an automated site which churns requests, looks up a database and gives you some details – or not as the case is more often than not. Success rates will be low.
At NetWatch every single trace request is dealt with by one of our experienced analysts, the last known details aren’t simply fed into one database for hint of a more up to date record. Our analysts will use a huge variety of databases and datasets as required by the case, and apply their experience to locating the person you’re interested in. This alone increases success rate massively, and provides assurance that all possible angles for the trace have been considered.
The OSINT Factor
Another element to our address tracing process which takes our success rate to over 95% is the incorporation of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). Many traditional investigators will only utilise public records such as the electoral roll and telephone directories – this data can often be out of date or incomplete.
Through incorporating OSINT we can leverage the vast amounts of data that is often posted to social media. Even if the person you are trying to locate doesn’t use social media there are often breadcrumbs that can help find them posted to the accounts of their associates, friends, family and particularly children. Often, we only need a snippet of information posted to social media to unlock a case and find someone – don’t believe us? Download our case study below to learn how we utilised geo-location techniques we used to find the location of a criminal that was stealing from the supply chain of a large manufacturer.
The NetWatch Factor
We pride ourselves on seamless delivery. We make the process from the point of instruction easy, return all trace requests within 48 hours, and take away any concerns relating to compliance by always adhering to GDPR and other appropriate legislation.
For more information on trace from NetWatch you can email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the contact button from the menu above.