Best Practices for Skip Tracing

Getting Consent to Text a Consumer

Getting Consent to Text a Consumer

In 2013, the FTC released additional rules regarding the Telecommunication Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and in these rules reaffirmed that text messages were subject to the TCPA. As text messages are sent to wireless numbers, any company sending text messages must comply with the rules regarding calls to wireless numbers, including having consent in writing from the owner of the… [Read more »]

Find a Database You Hate the Least

Find a Database You Hate the Least

Public records databases are a part of skip tracing. For some, databases are all they rely on. For others, databases are just one tool in the toolbox. No matter how you see it one thing is true, no database has everything. If one did, there wouldn’t be competition amongst data providers. Something else that’s true is this — new regulations… [Read more »]

What Qualifies as Consent for Automated Calls and SMS Messages?

What Qualifies as Consent for Automated Calls and SMS Messages?

To help companies who are in the business of finding people, we’ve put together a first of its kind ebook that illuminates how rules and regulations regarding telemarketing apply to their business. In other words, if you thought that because you’re not a telemarketer, telemarketing rules and regulations don’t apply, you’re wrong. BellesLink has put together an ebook of eighteen… [Read more »]

Making Automated Calls Without Violating Compliance Regulations

Many small to medium sized companies, whose business involves consumer financing, want to use automated calls, commonly called robo-calls, to contact customers about their accounts. The ability to make automated calls is a feature in BellesLink. Because of this, we are often asked what’s required to stay in compliance with federal, state, and local laws. So, we’ve put together an… [Read more »]

Why Use Texting for Find People Searches and Skip Tracing.

Why Use Texting for Find People Searches and Skip Tracing.

The Statistics of Texting 85 percent of American adults own a mobile phone. One in five households has cut the cord and replaced their traditional land-line with a mobile number. In the business of finding people and skip tracing we all know these statistics from experience—so many dropped calls. One benefit of all those mobile phones is this, 80 percent… [Read more »]

Recording Phone Calls, Is It Legal? Yes.

Recording Phone Calls, Is It Legal? Yes.

Recording your phone calls is a useful thing, but is it legal? Yes. Can you record your calls without the consent of the other person(s) on the call? Sometimes. Let’s take a look at what’s legally required in different situations. Recording phone calls with clients and others Can you record calls with your clients? Yes. Can you record calls if… [Read more »]