Chapter

6

Professional PI Databases

In This Chapter

Making sense of credit reports

Reading credit headers

Using credit reports in asset searches

Choosing the right database

The single major aspect of investigative work that separates the true professional from the amateur is the professional’s access to proprietary databases. These databases aren’t generally open to the public. If you’re serious about a career in the private investigative field, you need to get up to speed on the kinds of information you can access through proprietary databases and how to go about doing so efficiently.

Professional PIs subscribe to a variety of data brokers, also known as information brokers. These individuals or companies have access to specialized ...

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