Can Anyone Suggest A Good Service for Locating Moveouts

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krnye1
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Can Anyone Suggest A Good Service for Locating Moveouts

Postby krnye1 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:36 pm

Can anyone suggest a good service for locating members who have moved out of the ward, and haven't given us a new address? In talking with some of the pro's that do skip tracing, they have said that programs like Spokeo, people finders, etc, are a waste of money.

Just looking to see if anyone has a good suggestion for an effective skip trace service, without paying big buck per skip trace.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Can Anyone Suggest A Good Service for Locating Moveouts

Postby aebrown » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:41 pm

There are many suggestions in the wiki article Locating Members.

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Re: Can Anyone Suggest A Good Service for Locating Moveouts

Postby krnye1 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:14 am

I hadn't found this link.

Thank you.

KR

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Re: Can Anyone Suggest A Good Service for Locating Moveouts

Postby RossEvans » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:05 am

krnye1 wrote:Can anyone suggest a good service for locating members who have moved out of the ward, and haven't given us a new address? In talking with some of the pro's that do skip tracing, they have said that programs like Spokeo, people finders, etc, are a waste of money.


I don't think PeopleFinders is a waste of money. Much of its added value comes from public-records searches, some of which include data of birth.

The PeopleFinders service is most expensive if you purchase it per search. A monthly subscription is $25, but the license does not allow sharing among different users. So pick one clerk and assign him the taks. Too bad we have to eat this cost at the local level, but headquarters pushes primary responsibility for sleuthing new addresses on local units. We budgeted for it this year in our ward, just as we budget for postal mailings and related expenses to find forwarding addresses.

Many of the free services are less reliable. Be particularly wary of services based on "white pages" phones, which typically omit apartment numbers for multi-family residences, just like traditional printed phone books do. I think many of the bogus address records with missing apartment numbers we get in from other wards are coming from lazy searches using such services, without the clerk stopping to verify addresses at the USPS lookup site, which will identify such address errors.

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Re: Can Anyone Suggest A Good Service for Locating Moveouts

Postby krnye1 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:46 am

I appreciate the heads up and the benefit of your experience.

Thank you.

KR


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