American Information Specialists – The Skip Trace Pros
Are you Trying to Find Where Someone Works?
We’re very sorry, but we no longer provide employment information on anyone. Why? The short answer is that they’re too expensive and unreliable. And then there’s the GLB – the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, enacted in 1999. You can click on that link and read more about financial investigations. Here’s why we won’t do them:
The information out there are the internet regarding employment locates is dismal. Be very careful. Many “Employment Locate Brokers” out there will charge you an outrageous fee up front and then provide you with old, obsolete information. Their excuse will be “But they were working there when we did the search!” Yeah, right. We also got tired of finding someone’s actual employment for our clients, they initiate the wage garnishment – and then request a refund from us after the debtor quits their job. Never again.
Other than getting a possible hit from “The Work Number” website, there’s really no magical database out there that provides this type of information. The Social Security Administration (SSA), certainly won’t give it to us. However, when we’re in the process of skip tracing someone, sometimes we’ll “accidentally” run across that information and will be happy to give it to you at no additional cost.
Until there are new resources available, we’re going to continue to pass on providing these types of locates. I have written a blog post detailing the best way to find someone’s current employment. Click on that link for some detailed information on how you can accomplish this search by yourself.
Here’s another link to an article that a friend of mine, Peter Gilboy, wrote on the problems with employment locates. These articles may aid you in deciding whether or not you even want to perform these types of searches. Personally, I would go after their bank accounts instead.
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