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Awarded a Judgment?

  Now What?

First,  Register the judgment with the Internet Civil Judgment Registry  for $19.95 so others can find it for free.


Second,  Order a $200.00 basic asset report  to see if it is practical to pursue immediate collection.  If there are assets, proceed to the next legal step.  

This step is usually a court-ordered requirement for the Defendant to detail all assets, income and debts.  Depending on the state, it may be called a Debtor's Exam or Interrogatories.

If the Defendant fails to
comply, a Contempt of Court may be issued, which means the Defendant can go to jail for not providing the asset information.

If the Defendant doesn't respond, you don't have to wait for an arrest.  You can use the asset information in the report to garnish pay checks, levy bank accounts and put liens on real estate. You may also be able to file for a Writ of Execution to seize the Defendant's non-exempt personal property.

Third,  Do not give up.  You must be persistent.  Every year interest is added to your judgment.  If the Defendant has no significant assets one year, it doesn't mean things won't turn around the next. 

Review the Defendant's situation every year for positive changes.  Judgments can be renewed even after they expire.  So, it is crucial that you look at the judgment as an investment that you are overseeing and which you expect will eventually pay off.


                    Background Checks

The myth of the low fee background search is that it is a background search. It is not...with the exception of some non-profit organizations that help fraud victims.  It is an extensive address search that may or may not provide other pertinent information about the subject. 

Every one of our background reports is analyzed by an  investigator with years of experience in reading data. Information that we find to be suspicious is passed on to the client with suggestions for answering any questions raised. 
What our background search includes.   Contact us for a free consultation.

 Bank Account Locates

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 made it illegal to use pretexts or to go through unrelated third-parties, such as bank employees, to obtain financial information.  This eliminated some of the avenues previously used by investigators to uncover assets.  But there are legal avenues available to knowledgeable investigators that can provide even more certain results.  Our open source analyst can help you or your attorney take the direct route to uncovering bank accounts and other financial assets of the subject.  

Even with a recorded judgment, a Plaintiff is prohibited by law (The Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1996 - FCRA) from ordering the Defendant's credit report, which may have information that will identify bank accounts.  But there are legal ways to obtain the Defendant's credit report. 
Contact us for a free consultation.   
              Criminal Histories

There is no such thing as a national criminal records database that can be accessed by the public.  The closest database to this is the sex offender registry which provides information on registered sex offenders.  But even this database relies on the offenders registering and then updating their addresses when they move. The FBI's NCIC, which includes warrants and arrest records for felonies, is not accessible to the public.

To do a thorough criminal history search, it is vital that all counties and states where the subject has lived be researched.  We do this in our comprehensive background search.  However, you may only need the criminal history of a subject, which we can do in individual counties, federal jurisdictions and/or nationwide. 
Contact us for a free consultation.  
                    Civil Judgments

A comprehensive civil judgment report is just as complex as a criminal history report.  All counties where the subject has lived must be searched to be sure that nothing is missed. Federal district courts and state courts also have to be search separately.  If the subject owned a business, a search should also be performed on the business name.  

The Internet Civil Judgment Registry
is a national database of civil judgments entered by plaintiffs or professionals involved in the case, such as the attorney or a judgment recovery agent.  Entering a judgment in this database, which can be searched by anyone on the Internet for free, increases the chances of someone easily finding the judgment.  And the easier it is to find someone, the greater the motive to pay. 
Contact us for a free consultation.  

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In 2006 Congress passed the TRAPP Act (Telephone Records and Privacy Protection Act) making it illegal to obtain call logs without the customer's permission.  Prior to this law, this was a useful source of information in criminal cases and for locating defendants and their assets.  But you can still use this source legally by obtaining a subpoena if you have an active court case against the defendant.  We can find the cell phone number of a defendant and then talk to you or your attorney about the most effective ways of subpoenaing the call logs for the number.  Contact us for a free consultation. 

                          Sweetheart Fraud

Sweetheart fraud is "using love as a lure to obtain money." The Internet has made this fraud a household word over the past few years.  Many of these frauds are committed by foreigners claiming to need money for sick family members, doctor bills for an operation, plane tickets to meet the victims and so on.  Sadly, these international fraudsters are often part of a ring of thieves who operate from Internet cafes and receive their "loans" for the medical treatment or plane fares through untraceable wire transfers to Western Union or Money Gram offices.  Justice for these frauds is almost non-existent.  

However, if the sweetheart fraud is up close and personal, there is a chance, though very slim, that the victim may obtain justice.  

What are the facts about sweetheart fraud? 
Read here

Contact us for a free consultation if you believe there is potential evidence to support criminal charges or file a civil suit. A background search may be your first step.

If you are just getting involved with someone you met on the Internet, you still have a chance to "Look deep into their past before they look deep into your eyes."  Order a $200.00 basic background search.  
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