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are many reasons you may need to know the truth about an individuals
financial situation. Amazingly many of these financial truths
can be discovered via searching public records...
are things you may discover that you never even thought of.
You can test this by doing a brief search about yourself,
and interestingly you may find things that you frankly dont
want people knowing. There is a lot of publically available
information, and all you need to do is to know how to search.
records are publically available for snoops to access and
dig out information regarding peoples financial situation.
For instance you will be able to find information in which
an individual has been sued by collection agencies or credit
card companies, it would also contain the final verdict of
US public jurisdictions store records of interest to people
attempting to locate assets. Most of these jurisdictions are
counties. Each jurisdiction has its own set of rules.
are Forth-three-hundred US public jurisdictions that sore
records that re of interest to people who are looking to identify
and locate assets. Amazingly each and every jurisdiction has
its own laws are rules that govern it.
if you are searching for information about a persons
financial situation here is a list of places and records you
should check for sure.
Estate Ownership records available at the Assessors Office
in the Country Court House
be sure to search though Business licensing information
available at the Country Court House.
go through Probate records, which tend to yield a lot
of otherwise unknown information.
is also necessary to look through Divorce proceeding records,
to determine how much your subject is left with. These records
should be available at the State Vital Statics.
can also take a look at UCC filings at the Secretary of
can also take a look at the State DMV for your subjects
Motor vehicle info. It should give you an estimated value
of the vehicle(s) he owns.
bank account is an asset as well, because it is there that
a person holds their money. Now if a debtor owes you money
and keeps saying that he or she cant pay you back because
they dont have the money, then knowing if and where
they have a bank account can help you determine how much money
they really have.
banks dont have any one central database from where
all bank account records can be obtained in the country. Prior
to 1999 locating bank account information was in the realm
of the controversial especially in the asset search industry,
however things cleared out after the signing of new banking
regulations and it was no longer controversial to access anyones
bank account info.
to the signing professionals used a whole host to techniques
to uncover bank account information, which included gaining
access to a credit report as well as to form collecting networks.
Subpoenas and pretext calls were also frequently used to get
information. The new law has outdated the use of pretexts
to gain banking information. Today it is increasingly difficult
to get information about a banks customer. Banks that
have a matching SSN or Federal Tax ID number or FEIN as it's
called can also be frozen.
average American tends to have more than one bank account,
multiple insurance policies as well as safety deposit boxes
and brokerage accounts. If you can get a hold of a subjects
tax return it can provide you with some solid information
regarding his / her bank accounts, partnerships as well as
investment and interest plus information on the dividends
he receives. You can also get a lot of information with the
help of a subpoena. On the other hand legally without a subpoena
you may not learn anything officially. With the help of a
subpoena you can ask for bank applications mortgages and other
a Background Check
a simple and basic background check can yield if the consumer
bureaus knows of any aliases or multiple SSNs that are being
used by the subject. You will also be able to identify relatives
as well as if there were associated with any businesses.
tend to hide their real estate and vehicles. This is because
they would try to avoid paying especially when they face a
lawsuit. They would tend to avoid showing their posh houses
and fat bank accounts by transferring ownership as well as
the title of the property to somebody else, usually someone
they trust or even a close relative.
Real Estate Trusts
real estate in trusts are some of the most sophisticated means
of hiding property. On the other hand it is interesting to
note that a majority of real estate trusts are for legitimate
reasons. Just as with cash individuals may misuse trusts to
hide their real estate and hence conceal their true worth
to the world. They would act as trustees for the trust in
which they would place their property into. They may also
place their property in to trusts where their children, spouses
and friends are trustees. It may be to their advantage to
hide their property in trusts without being trustees.
Real Estate Value in Corporations
even limited partnerships give people an opportunity to hide
their real estate assets just as they would in real estate
attorney may be the agent in list in line to receive service,
and will have absolutely no connection with the owners or
the corporation. You will be handed over the dates of the
incorporation as well as the dates of the amendments, such
as change of title.
states may also list the name of the registered agent. So
any information that you are able to pull up from applications
and associated records will be useful in your quest. You can
also arrange a discussion with business partners and associates,
which may turn out to be useful and shed some light on the
bigger picture. You can also request an annual report or financial
statement, which can be checked for discrepancies.
are some of the most commonly-used tactics employed by private
investigators and auditors to track down financial information
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