The first step to any diligent background investigation is to identify the Subject. It's almost a cliche these days, we hear it repeatedly in the press, TV and newspapers "the subject has been identified."
Law enforcement for example may not have even a name to begin. If identification is found on the subject such as a drivers license, it is important to confirm it's legitimate and not a fake or forgery. Confirmation that the person identified is the same person you're looking at is imperative. Otherwise, you'd be off on a goose chase and tracking the wrong person.
Same is true with your investigation. Although you might be involved on an emotional level rather than with lawful or legal issues, it's necessary to start at the beginning.
REASONS why and what we'll discover:
An ID Report confirms the subject's identity. It reveals aka's, date of birth, current and previous addresses. People don't necessarily "change" their name, they may have "used" other names that you are unaware of. The ID Report reveals alternate spellings of their name, usually a middle name or initial and other identifying data. One letter dropped or transposed on a name makes a big difference. Make sure we know who we're dealing with first.
A Profile Report reveals others who have shared a household with the subject. This may tell us if they're currently and/or previously lived with someone, perhaps of the opposite sex, namely a spouse. Individuals with last names different than the subject are also revealed. It may also reveal bankruptcy, tax liens, judgments and property ownership of one or more of the reported addresses. In some cases a Profile will reveal marriages and/or civil suits which can include divorce and more.
A state-wide check of California is conducted by the subject's name. If records exist, such as: Marriage, Divorce, Civil, Criminal, Property, Bankruptcy or Business Filings, they will be revealed. This is a great way to try and find if there are records that you might want to research further. If so, and records are found, the Case number, names, date and a brief description of what the record is about can be obtained. Documentation of these may also be available.
Findings of the ID, Profile and CA (if applicable) are reviewed by InCase/DateSmart. You are provided with a Report of those findings. This includes an explanation (narrative) of what the results mean to you. Any Red Flags are brought to your attention. The results are compared to the information you've provided and to the circumstances you've described about your situation.
Fees are typically between $400-$500 for the above, included in your First Move. The fee reflects searches conducted in the United States for one subject name and may be more or less depending on how much information you can provide about the subject and the scope of investigation.
Ideally, please be prepared to provide the following information about the Subject:
If you only know the subject's name, city and approximate age, we can initiate an investigation. If any of it's true, that will be confirmed and we can proceed, if it's not, we'll find that out too.
Please read Important Information for issues involving your request. Investigations are designed to fit your particular needs and address your concerns. At DateSmart, we work personally and confidentially with you. We explain what the information means and why it's important to you. Please contact us for more information.
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