You may be looking for a phone number of a friend or relative that you have lost contact with, and the chances are that your first inclination is to search the Internet. The problem with this is that you will seldom find a phone number that is unlisted. When searching for people who are not listed in their local phone book, your next step will likely be to use a phone number search service.

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Phone number search services

For a price, there are online companies that will provide you with simple reports of phone numbers, and some of these numbers may be unlisted. This is because the data that is used to provide this information is often expanded from the local white pages to include phone numbers listed for a home business or information from home sales. These search services will often provide reports that go beyond a simple phone number, but it is important to know that the information will be limited, and it is common for the information to be outdated or inaccurate. If you choose to use this type of service, do not spend too much money on it.

Using a private investigation firm

If it is important that you locate a person, whether you need their address, phone number, workplace or other similar information, your best option is to hire the services of a private investigation firm. Online search services will likely disappoint you with the information they provide. A company such as ours will be able to find the person you are looking for and provide you with accurate information. We have access to information that search companies do not have, and we are able to conduct a search with decades of experience that is done in a hands-on fashion.

Choose the right private investigator

Deciding to use a private investigator to find an important phone number or address is a smart choice; however, there are different levels of individuals and companies that call themselves private investigators. In some cases, it may only be a company that is similar to an unlisted phone number search business, but the company charges you more money because they call themselves a private investigation company or something similar. You need to use a genuine private investigator. A company that has been in business for many years. A company such as ours that has built up a reputation for professional service.

Professional Investigation firms will screen out unwanted clients

There are many people who want to find a person’s address and phone number, but have no business getting this information. For this reason, a professional investigation firm will always ask questions about the nature of your desire for this information. People have a right to their privacy. In addition, there are those who mean harm to those they are attempting to find. It is up to a private investigator to weed out these undesirable clients.

When looking for an unlisted phone number on the Internet, do not feel dejected when you do not succeed; there are other alternatives. If the information is critical, skip the online services promising you information that they will likely fail to deliver, and give our company a call! If your need for this information is legitimate, we will be able to help.

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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.