Name tracing is an important tool in the battle against identity theft, but it’s only one part of the problem. To tackle the problem, you need to identify how it works, and that’s what this article will discuss.
Tracing a name usually involves verifying that the person you’re trying to trace is the one who owned the identifying information. That may sound easy, but when it comes to someone’s real name, a lot of things need to be considered. For example, if you’re dealing with Social Security information you’ll probably need to check with the Social Security Administration to get further information. This takes time and money, so if you’re not familiar with the system or using it for identity theft protection purposes you might want to hire a professional to do the work for you.
Another important thing to consider is the reputation of the person you’re looking to identify. Tracing can be done on virtually anyone, but remember that when dealing with confidential information that people may react negatively to being identified. Even people who are known for cheating on their spouses can cause problems, and in these cases, you might have to use other options for identifying the person.
Tracing can also be done using things such as phone numbers, internet protocols, and e-mail addresses. If you’re unable to identify the owner of the information you’re trying to trace you may have to go through all of the steps described above. But if you have all of these information sources available to you, you should be able to figure out who the owner is by examining those resources. Just be careful about using those resources as they might contain false information, which means you won’t get the information you need to find the right person.
Fortunately, tracing a name isn’t necessary for most cases of identity theft. In most cases, the person you’re trying to identify is only a middleman in the crime, and the information that was stolen is already in their possession. For example, if you were trying to trace a number that belongs to a company that sells goods online and you learn that the number has been registered with a credit reporting agency, you can probably find out more information about the owner of the number using that source than with any other source.
But if you have evidence of multiple people using various identities, there is still a possibility that you will be able to identify the owner of the information you’re looking for. That’s because the person behind the numbers and addresses that were stolen is likely to have other information that belongs to them. Those records can show more information about the person you’re trying to locate, including their real name and their other identities.
The good news is that for most people this isn’t a huge challenge. Unless the information is very valuable, it will probably be hard to find the data you need from the records themselves. If the information is valuable, however, you may be able to get some help from the local police department, which has contacts who can use their tools to locate the individual responsible for the theft.
Tracing a name can be useful in some cases, but it’s just one of the many pieces of the puzzle that you need to put together to solve the mystery of who stole your identity. If you’re having problems finding the person who took your identity, remember that even the best identity theft protection services will be unable to do it for you.