Author Archives: Lauren Steele

The importance of credentialing: A case study

Part of our credentialing process is to make sure that there is one “responsible party” on file. This is the person who signs on the dotted line saying that they will not abuse the service, that they’ll pay the bill, and all that fun stuff.

How long does it take for a new address to appear in our data?

Changing your address

Believe it or not, this is a question we don’t get asked very much – and you’d think we would! It’s a very important measure of data quality. If I move to a new house today, how long will it take for that new address to appear on USInfoSearch? What sorts of changes might cause […]

How do we protect our data?

Data Security

Data security is a big concern in today’s world. So how does USInfoSearch secure its data from unauthorized access? 2-Factor Authentication – All accounts on USInfoSearch are protected using 2-factor authentication. When you enter your username and password, we’ll send you a text message with a validation code. You’ll have just a few minutes to […]

What is BLJ Data and Where Does it Come From?

Dollars!

“BLJ” stands for “Bankruptcies, Liens, and Judgments.” They are civil court records that include information such as: amount owed, date filed, filing number, court name, chapter (for bankruptcies), and case status. Lien and Judgment records are filed on a per-county basis and are therefore hard to get complete coverage for. Bankruptcies are all filed through […]

Why can’t I search for celebrities?

Some privacy, please?

And when can I? Believe it or not, this is actually a more common question than you’d think. Often times people are testing our data and want to see “how good it actually is.” They’ve already tried searching themselves and now they’d like to see what comes back for someone else. But who… Unfortunately, celebrities […]

DNC means ‘Do Not Call’

So why do I get so many spam calls? By the middle of 2019, almost half of the calls Americans will receive are predicted to be spam, according to First Orion, a calling protection company (click here),  who provide antispam solutions for several of the major US cellular carriers.

Understanding ‘Instant Criminal Background Checks’

Why you might not be getting the full picture. When doing online research you might be tempted to use one of the many “Instant Criminal Background Search” products seen advertised on TV or in your google search results. Before you shell out your hard earned money for these sorts of reports, it’s important to understand […]

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