Are Verified Searches Really Verified?

When you request a ‘Verified Place of Employment Locate’ and the investigator locates what they believe to be an active place of employment. Then, investigator will use various approaches to verify employment to ensure (i.e.”verify”) your subject is still working there. This is often the situation that unfolds when when someone applies for a loan and employment must be verified.

They may locate his or her phone and extension, call the operator, HR or even another co-worker to verify the employment. There are dozens of ways to do the verification. The investigator is careful to do the verification without “spooking” your subject. They use many different legal techniques so subjects are unaware they are under investigation.

Our typical clients (law firms and collection agencies) use a Place of Employment “POE” search to have wages garnished after a judgment is issued. They sometimes use a “POE” search for process service if subject is working for a local or small to medium size company. If your subject is working for a large nationwide company or a company with offices worldwide the address obtained may the corporate headquarters and/or payroll address (used for wage garnishment cases, not process service).

You can rest assured that if the investigator verified that your subject is employed and they locate the employer they are still working there when the investigator completed the verification.

If you are inquiring about a ‘verified person locate’ (not a POE) the investigator also uses many different techniques to verify your subject is physically located at the address provided. Those techniques can include “stealth” calls to friends, family, roommates, neighbors, co-workers, even the subject’s themselves as they will not detect they are under investigation.

Investigators assigned to verified locate cases are experts in their field and have decades of experience. They know what to do and how do it successfully. I can pretty much guarantee that if our investigators can’t locate them, no other investigator could and they are probably “off the grid” as it’s referred to. Meaning living in a hotel or hostel, or “crashing” at friends or family a few nights here and there or staying in long term stay “hotels” which have no utility or phone bills and no neighbors per say.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Noah Wieder is President and CEO of Intelligent eCommerce, Inc. and the founder of bestpeoplesearch.com. Bestpeoplesearch is a private investigator portal and Information Retrieval Services web site where investigators offer searches to businesses and individuals with specific search needs.