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People searches, using online databases to find information that will help you connect with a subject, are essential to investigations and auto repossessions. They come with a cost and some come with Terms and Conditions that make it impossible to use the service in the first place. There are lots of paid database services available, but are you getting the best service for your buck?
The High Cost of People Search with Databases
Let’s take a look at what they may cost you. Lots of folks can’t afford the $900 or $1200 per month fee for unlimited searches from premium providers. If you are able to get an account at all, and have to pay per search, it’s gets expensive—as much as $12.00, $15.00 or more. Some companies have stringent requirements about having a ‘brick and mortar’ business location, limiting who can use their service.
On the other end of the scale, you’ll see companies offering a pay per search with a small monthly fee. The monthly fee doesn’t cover any searches though. The same principal applies—the searches cost more and lets say that you do get a new lead, you’ll pay again to search that information out. The problem is the high cost per search—each search adds up quickly and you end up with a huge bill. Also, you can end up duplicating a search, creating more unneeded costs.
Have You Checked Their Terms and Conditions?
If the costs aren’t making it harder for you to do your job, have you checked the terms and conditions of your paid database service? We found one company that in some cases, actually prohibits the use of data for repossessions or investigations:
- “May NOT be used for purposes that may cause physical or emotional harm to the subject of the report (e.g. stalking, harassing, etc.)”
What if, in the course of a repossession, someone claimed “emotional harm” because you repo’d their car? If you used this providers data as part of the repossession, the provider might have a case against you and now you are paying court costs.
- “May NOT be used to search for individuals involved in an adoption (children, parents, siblings, etc.)”
If you’re an Investigator, do you ever take on cases to locate adopted children? If so, looks like you can’t use this providers data?
- “May NOT be used in connection with credit repair services, to locate previous debtors or to assist in the determination of whether or not to file a personal lawsuit or judgment against the subject of the report.”
This indicates you can’t use their data to find someone who’s skipped out on making their car payments. In other words, these conditions make this database search service completely useless to you, but they will still take your money.
When it comes to Terms and Conditions at BellesLink, we defined them to help you connect with skips, targets and subjects and close compliant, solid cases quickly. We know skip tracing and what it takes to do the job right and our terms say so.
The searches that are available with BellesLink help you quickly and efficiently do your job. BellesLink helps you track down leads, verify information, and develop new information that leads you to a new address or a new phone number. BellesLink also controls costs – we offer the most popular searches included with your plan.
There’s never been anything like BellesLink in terms of cost, performance and value.
To see how BellesLink compares to other Database People Search Services, download our Cost Comparison Guide. Find out the savings you can realize with BellesLink compared to the database providers you may be using now.
The next posts will look at why “free people search sites” cost you money and reveal the lack of value in free people search services.