Investigative Research
  • We recently wrote about changes to the access and pricing structure for the pay investigative research database TLOxp, in the post “TLOxp Raises Prices, Requires Site Visit for All Subscribers.” At that time we wondered if the newly required site visit that we were about to undergo would entitle us to access full Social Security Numbers and Dates of Birth. We have subsequently...


  • November 8, 2015 by Carole Levitt JD MLS & Mark Rosch     For investigative research database searching, we have been recommending TLOxp to lawyers for many years because it was inexpensive and did not require a monthly or annual subscriber fee. While the search began at 0.25 and quickly went up to $1.00 and then $2.00, and the comprehensive report went from $5.00 to $10.00, a...


  • Not everything is available for free on the Internet - and sometimes even when it is, that information might be difficult to find or spread over multiple sources. With their access to public records, publicly available information, and proprietary information not available elsewhere, pay investigative research databases are important tools lawyers can use to uncover background information about...


  • Today, TLOxp announced a forthcoming “Relationship Report,” which will allow subscribers to run one report automatically comparing the assets (typically this refers only to real property and vehicles—not bank accounts or stocks) of two subjects, as well as showing other connections. "This additional investigative tool will save you valuable time by running one report...


  • You knew it was coming…TransUnion | TLOxp has announced that they are raising the prices of searches conducted in their investigative research database, effective January 1, 2015. While still relatively inexpensive, these new charges represent a doubling of existing rates. In an e-mail to customers, TransUnion | TLOxp said: Your new rates for these items beginning on January 1, 2015,...


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  • Bing has launched a new search function that allows users to easily retrieve content from Twitter using either the hash symbol ("#") or the "@" sign as part of your search. While Microsoft has touted its "special relationship" with Twitter (dating back to 2009), this new development does not appear to offer significant improvements beyond the search capabilities of...


  • Even if you have set your list of Friends on Facebook to the most restrictive privacy setting offered (Only Me), that list may still be visible - dependent on the privacy settings of your Facebook friends. Information security consulting firm CyberInt has reported a work-around that can expose portions of your Friends list to anyone on the Internet by comparing your Friends list to that of a (...


  • In a recent press release, TransUnion/TLO announced “a powerful new Social Media Search feature” that allows you to enter up to five email addresses associated with your subject (see next image) and TLO will scour over 145 social media sources to, “Potentially verify identity and gain insight on associations and relationships through data that helps create a more complete view...


  • The California Senate is currently considering a bill to limit the sale or sharing of the information gathered by license plate readers to law enforcement only. We have previously written about the availability of this license plate recognition data (LPR; also known as license plate reader data) from the investigative research database TLO.com. Currently, TLO is the only investigative research...


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