What Are “Instant” Phone Lookups?

Almost every web site we found listed in Google that offers reverse phone lookups also promises instant results.  Docusearch Investigations is not one of them.  Docusearch.com knows that current reverse phone number records are maintained only by individual telephone carriers, and not even law enforcement agencies have “instant” access.  The only exception to this rule is if the number is listed.  If that’s the case, you could easily find the name and address in the local white pages or by calling directory assistance.   So why do these sites make these promises?  Here’s the answer.  Obsolete, phone records are stored in repositories and sold to database companies. These companies then repackage the data and resell it as subscription software, such as found in Net Detective and Undercover Detective.  Therefore when a user purchases one of these products and performs a reverse phone lookup, they are really receiving the name and address of previous owners of the phone number, which often times has no relationship with the current owners of the phone number you are searching.  This applies to all phone numbers, including listed, unlisted, unpublished and cellular numbers.  The requested search for the name and address of a particular phone number is never obtained and their money is wasted.

Because Docusearch Investigations are licensed private investigators, they have access to information that other don’t.  Each request is hand researched by real investigators with contacts they maintain with individual telephone carriers.  If the requested information is not obtained, that is; if Docusearch cannot find the current name and address of any phone number within the United States, there is never a charge.

Remember, any web site claiming instant results of current name/address for phone number is a scam.

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