Tracking Down Lost People Through The Social Security Number Trace
Social security number trace is the process of locating a person’s whereabouts. Our researchers use many different sources to find contact information for people whose contact information is not immediately known. Our services are used by those who are owed a judgment, to find witnesses for legal action, to assist an individual looking for a long-lost relative, and for many other reasons.
Social security number tracing is performed in stages. The first step is to gather the basic information about the subject, such as first, middle, and last name, variants (E.g. Antonius may go by “Tony”), aliases, and nicknames like “Mac T” or “Pickles” The subject’s date of birth, last known physical addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers are also important. The subject’s social media pages may yield clues about their whereabouts. The SSN tracer also gathers historical information such as the names of schools they attended, as this can generate leads about friends who might know their whereabouts. As well, SSN tracers gather information about the subject’s friends, family, and business associates Records or Information may include phone number databases, credit reports (including information provided on a loan or credit card application and in other debt collector databases), job application information, criminal background checks, utility bills (electricity, gas, water, sewage, phone, internet, and cable), social security, disability, and public tax information. While some of these records may be publicly available, some cannot be accessed without an appropriate search warrant, or a specific permissible purpose, which is generally only available to financial institutions, their contracted third-party vendors, law enforcement, or a licensed private investigator, like Sunshine Research.
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