Database pings and database searches are great tools for finding static information that does not change, however, when it comes to dynamic information, like Telephony information, database pings and database searches fall short. It takes a real investigator to verify the results from a database ping/search are accurate. False leads and bad information is the bane of the Investigatory community, make sure to avoid any possible false leads or bad information by avoiding simple database crawl investigations. Always opt for a real investigator backed search system. Only use services that guarantee 100% accurate results and get it right the first time so your investigation can continue unhindered.
Don’t computers work better than real Investigators?
Not for accurate telephone information. Using a real investigator to verify database information is the best option for guaranteeing accurate, up to date telephone/cell phone information. Simply relying on a database search is insufficient for maintaining 100% accuracy. It is paramount that a real investigator review the database ping/search in order to verify its authenticity. Database pings and searches are infamous for returning false leads and bad information.
Why would I choose a Real Investigator over a Database Crawl?
As stated above, a real investigator verifies the information is accurate, searching multiple databases if necessary. A single database crawl will end with results directly from that database. Not having a person to verify these results may have less cost for the business, but it also leaves the customer with less trustworthy information.
Don’t Investigators just crawl a Database anyway?
In regards to Reverse Telephone Lookups, yes. But an Investigator has the ability to search multiple databases and make phone calls to verify the accuracy of the search. Algorithms and fancy search engines rely on code to produce results from the database. There is no person verifying the accuracy of this information, and if the company does not offer a guarantee, then you are stuck with whatever information they provide.
Time is one of the most important aspects of any investigation. Losing time over false leads and bad information will quickly ruin that investigation. The reason false leads and bad information persist is because of old, unupdated databases remaining in circulation and use. There is little incentive to terminate the use of these databases because people keep paying to use them. There is a simple solution, use premium professional services for your Investigative needs. Make sure they rigorously maintain their databases, have access to multiple, and have real investigators operating the controls.