Ideas for Finding the Perpetrator
- Write down what do you know about this person.
- Have you collected all information from others who dealt with the perpetrator like credit card, shippers, and the like.
- If a credit card was involved: Have you exhausted any remedy available from the credit card company? Was the card issued by a bank or directly from the credit card company? Is it a
true credit card or a debit card cleared through Visa or MasterCard network?
- If a debit card or check is involved, who is the issuing bank? What branch? Exhaust your remedies with the bank by contacting the proper department.
- See if the person is listed in the local on-line telephone book (often questdex.com or superpages.com in the Pacific Northwest).
- Check voter registration records.
- Check Motor Vehicle registrations.
- Check drivers license records (private in Washington).
- Check state business records (Secretary of State).
- Check Internet real property ownership records.
- Contact a search firm on the Internet. Start with free services found by typing “person search” in google.com or other search engine.
- Consider paying the $10 or so that personal search firms on the Internet charge to give you more information (find in search engine).
- Consider paying for a more extensive and expensive Internet search (find in search engine).
- Find a local private investigator and put her on a strict fixed price budget to collect the information.
- Contact the police department closest to the perpetrator.
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