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How A Private Investigator Can Help You Locate Someone

If you have someone you are trying to find, even in 2019, it can't be easy. There are plenty of challenges that can make it hard for you to find someone you are looking for, even in the modern age. A private investigator can help you find someone you are looking for, such as a long-lost parent or friend. They can do so by taking the time to dig deeper to find the person you are looking for.

#1 Look into Court Records

One way to find out about someone is by looking into their official records. Court records are one of the best ways to find out more about someone. Both criminal records and civil records can provide a host of information about someone. A private investigator can take the time to dig into court records and find more information about the person you are looking for.

#2 Examine Public Records

Just because they are public doesn't mean they are easy to look into. The information stored in public records is very fractured. It can take a lot of work in order to find public information. Things such as government records, corporate records, and property records are all considered public records. For example, they could find out if the person you are looking for has received government benefits or purchased property. More local records, like property purchases, can require state by state or even county by county record requests. A private investigator will put in the time to search through all public records for the necessary information.

#3 Search Through Social Networks

Finding information on social networks can take some digging, especially if people have privacy settings enables. Plus, there are tons of social networks to dig through other than the big ones, such as Facebook and Twitter. There are hundreds of other large and niche-based social media sites that exist that the person you want to talk to could be participating in. It can take hours to shift through all that social media information, especially if the person you are looking for has a common name or a common nickname.

#4 Look Through the News

A private investigator can also look through news items. If it has been years since you have seen the person you are looking for, that may mean digging a little deeper. News sources before the early 90s are not as easy to look up online and can require an investigator to dig deeper into resource libraries and local sources in order to find the information you are looking for.

If you have someone you need help finding, a private investigator can look deeper into sources such as court records, public records, social networks, and the news. They can spend the time you don't have looking into the past and finding the person you are searching for.