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How To Avoid the Cold and Allergy Season

I’m the pill popper in our office. Don’t worry, it’s not like I’m on all sorts of medications. I take vitamins and supplements to stave off Allergy and Cold Season.

What’s the difference between allergy and cold symptoms?
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Cell Phone Numbers and the SearchBug Day Pass

Use a cell phone reverse lookupWe recently received a complaint from a customer who purchased a day pass because he was looking for names from cell phone numbers. This is typically called a cell phone number reverse lookup.

First a little background on our day pass. It’s actually not just for the day, you get the rest of the day you purchase it, plus the full next day until midnight. So, you actually get more than 24 hours. Want to know a secret to get the most time? If you purchase a pass M – F in the morning and it is activated before noon the same day, you would receive 36 hours or more of searches. If for some reason your account is not activated upon purchase, something in your profile triggered our security system and you account is under review. This means someone from our support team will call you the very next business day to discuss your account, get a verbal verification before your account can be activated.
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Celebrate May 2014 Holiday with SearchBug Specials

SearchBug celebrates May Day, Cinco De Mayo, National Teacher Day, Mothers Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day and Many others this May 2014.

Save up to $50 on annual or $5.00 on monthly subscription prices
Activate your subscription in May and lock in that price for as long as you remain an active subscriber.

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How to Obtain Social Security Numbers

How to Obtain Social Security Numbers, DOB, and DMV info (Restricted Personal Data).

Stolen IdentityWith the number of crimes against people rising such as identity theft, personal information must be secure. A name and address alone can’t do much, but if the wrong people get your SSN it can lead to problems.

Most identity theft is still done via stolen mail from unsecured mailboxes or from dumpster diving (just going through your trash or recycling bin). Be sure to shred any important documents including credit card offers, banking statements, cell phone statements, etc. Better yet, go paperless.

To obtain access to this type of sensitive data requires a site inspection  The practice of offering restricted data without site inspections needs to be stopped. It does not matter if it is Microbilt, TLO, Lexis-Nexis, IRB, Locate Plus, SearchBug, or any of the other companies that are out there. If they don’t require a site inspection to get access to sensitive data you’re asking for trouble.

SearchBug offers verified business users the ability to obtain restricted data from our data partners via the searchbug.com restricted access portal.

You need to remember that there is sensitive information being sent via the internet. Dates of Birth, Social Security Numbers as well as a host of other information. While it is critical to have access to this data for thwarting crimes, fraud, tracking deadbeats and debtors, we must be diligent in knowing who really has access to this information to protect everyone.

Site inspections on a home based business or any other business are vital to the continued success of the industry.  We need to know that the information is secure

Restricted Data - Site Inspection Required

Whether your office is in a Class A building, a room in your house, or your garage, a site inspection will afford you the ability to conduct important searches that you otherwise would not have access to.

If you have a home/office, you are still able to obtain a successful site inspection.  A site inspection is typically under $150 (and includes travel time, the on-site inspection, and the follow up report.

If you do not want to pay for a site inspection, you can probably find companies that do not charge for that, however there is a cost somewhere.

No cost site inspection companies typically have monthly minimums or other charges. So as the saying goes, you can pay ne now or you can pay me later

What do you need for a successful site inspection to obtain access to social security numbers and other restricted data?

  1. A locking office door.
  2. A Password Protected Computer(s).
  3. A Paper Shredder (Cross Cut).
  4. A Locking File Cabinet. (Does not have to be fireproof, check craigslist as there are many available if you need one).

If you need access to this type of data, just get it done. Companies want to provide you with the tools you need to do your job, but you need to help them keep up with best practices and ensure the data is in safe hands.