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How PIs Use the Internet to Find People

In today’s world, it is almost impossible to find someone who does not have a smartphone in their pockets or purse, has not signed up for at least one social media platform, or isn’t an active Internet user. The majority of Americans are all connected in some way to the world via online access, so it has become far simpler to track someone without even leaving your house. 

If you are looking for a loved one, friend, or acquaintance, you can almost guarantee that the Charlotte, NC, private investigator you hire to find that person will use every resource he has available, including the Internet. At J. P. Investigative Group, we have over 25 years of experience successfully finding people, and we always exhaust all the resources we have at our disposal to get the job done.

Social Media

One of the first and easiest places to begin searching for someone is the plethora of social media platforms. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and many more provide users with an opportunity to connect with people all over the world. They also provide PIs free and open access to millions of people’s profiles and information. 

Some individuals set their profiles to private in order to retain a certain level of privacy, but this does not present a major roadblock for the experienced PIs at J. P. Investigative Group. We are able to use the names of other family members and friends, organizations, companies, groups, and even hobbies to find the people who don’t want to be found.

Features on social media platforms such as check-ins at local businesses or places, tagging photos, and even hashtags can all provide valuable information our Charlotte, NC, private investigators can use to find out what someone is doing, where they are going, and who is with them.

Search Engines

In almost every circumstance of internet usage, a person will leave a digital footprint that PIs can use to track their online movement. Search engines like Google can help do the tracking for you by connecting the pieces one leaves when signing up for a newsletter, checking the news, or making a purchase. 

Our Charlotte, NC, private investigators will not simply stop with Google either; we utilize all of the search engines (Yahoo, Bing, AOL, etc.) to thoroughly cover all the bases and leave no digital stone unturned. We are also experts at using meta search engines (like WebCrawler) to search the search engines for traces of your missing person. If a person has been online, the J. P. Investigative Group will find them!

PI Databases

In addition to using social media and search engines (things that everyone has access to), our Charlotte, NC, private investigators also have access to PI databases which combine easily accessible public data and records with more difficult to obtain, non-public records such as those from the DMV or governmental documents. We can obtain information such as phone numbers (cell and landline), known addresses, voting records, and much more. 

All of the information in the databases is obtained legally, and our PIs have the knowledge, skills, and experience to ensure that everything they do is within the legal limits of the law. We have been successfully finding people for over 25 years, so you can trust that your case will be handled effectively, efficiently, and legally.

Contact Our Charlotte, NC, Private Investigators

At the J. P. Investigative Group, we are the top private investigative firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, and we excel in tracking down the people you need to find. We utilize all of the resources we have in our PI toolbelt, including various avenues on the Internet. From social media platforms to Google, we will find the bread crumbs left by the person and follow them until we discover their whereabouts. Contact us today for immediate assistance in finding your friends, family, or acquaintances.

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