If you search “online background check” or “people finder” on Google, you might believe that you could have all the information you need for your investigation for as little as $40. However, there are major pitfalls to conducting a database investigation instead of using a licensed private investigator that could cost you more time and money in the long-run. The on-line database has been a terrific advantage for the investigations field. It contains information we can instantly access on the Internet—not as a substitute for an investigation, of course—but a great way to jump start your search. Covert Results utilizes the best databases out there to ensure results for our clients. 

Most database and information brokers provide some version of a credit header, aggregated civil and criminal records (which should never be relied upon for conducting a background investigation), motor vehicle registration and driver’s license information, property records, telephone information, and other information regarding corporations, professional licensing U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration registration. The database we, at Covert Results, utilize the most is TLO by TransUnion. Many of our investigators are retired police officers. This was a database they used and were familiar with while on the department. Covert Results prefers this site to others since TLO is a trust source and only available to police officers and LICENSED Investigators. The major players in the investigative database & information broker world, still catering to private investigators and independent skip tracers, include (in no particular order) IRB Search, Accurint, Merlin Information, Tracers Info, IQ Data, MasterFiles, PublicData and several others. These databases are used in real time by police and investigators. Covert Results has first hand experience in these instances. 

Imagine you were at the DMV getting a new drivers license and after you leave someone calls the police because they think you were the one that robbed them the night before. This is a true scenario and happened in Nashville, Davidson County. A female was robbed at gunpoint and her purse was stolen. The next day she goes to the DMV and sees a man who she believes was the one that robbed her. After the man leaves, she calls the police, who find his identity and pass it to police Detectives. A short investigation is launched and they rely on TLO to locate an old vehicle that matches the description of the getaway vehicle. With this information, police get a warrant on the man for aggravated robbery. This man proclaims his innocence and takes it all the way to a jury trial. His attorney hired Covert Results to assist in the investigation. By utilizing TLO, numerous other vehicles were found to match the partial plate and vehicle description from the night of the robbery. After digging through the discovery, it became more evident that this man, who had no criminal history, did not commit a crime. In fact, based on our investigation and the assistance of TLO, we believe that we identified the real perpetrator who now lives in Memphis. Covert Results investigator Robert Young testified in this jury trial and cited the accurate data obtained by TLO. At the conclusion of the trial, the man was found not guilty of all charges. After the trial the attorney said, “I had nothing until you found all that.” 

This type of outcome is why Covert Results relies heavily on the best set of tools. One of those is having a trusted database such as TLO to ensure results for our clients and their attorneys. Covert Results is a private investigations and armed security company with years of experience. Our team is a group of highly trained individuals who are well versed in all types of investigation matters. We now have a new dedicated office in Clarksville, located with Patton and Pittman, 101 N. Third Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Covert Results is available to advise on how we could help your case, give pricing for the type of work you’re looking for, and even answer questions on how you could become a trained armed security officer. If you or your attorney find yourself asking about private investigations, professional armed security, or handgun training, please email, call, or visit our website.

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