There are a lot of free tools on the internet that a Private Investigator can use to help find out some basic information very quickly. In an earlier article I wrote about the free SSN Validator ( http://evcoinvestigations.com/newsletter/social-security-number-validator/ ) I use it often to gain quick information to see if the SSN is valid, where it was issued, and the date.
Another great tool is the phone number validator located at http://evcoinvestigations.com/newsletter/social-security-number-validator/ This tool gives great insight to the phone number status, is it a cell phone or land line, where is it originated from, etc.
One might ask; Why are these things important. Well, if it is a cell phone then I know if I pretext the number it does not tell me the person is home it only tells me the person has their phone with them. If it is a land line a good private investigator will quickly come to the conclusion that if they answer the phone they are most likely at home. Of course, they could have a forwarding number, but that is for another discussion at another time.
Getting the originating place of the phone helps a great deal too. It is not exact pinpoint data but it gives a good detective some clues. If I am looking for someone in Colorado but their cell phone originated in New Mexico I know I could have someone that frequently goes out of state. Or it could be someone just visiting or has just recently moved into the area. The same rule could apply if the phone originated in Fort Collins Colorado but the person I am looking for is in Greeley Colorado.
Bottom line, regardless of whether you are talking about a phone number validator, a SSN validator, or any other tool out there, any good Private Investigator will have many of them at his disposal. And knowing where the free ones are help the PI’s client as well by saving the PI client some money. I can hop onto many paid database systems and get information as well but then there is a cost to me and my client. When I use these valuable free tools I help save my client money which leaves more resources for further investigation.
~ John L. Morris
A Northern Colorado, licensed and insured, Greeley Private Investigator
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