Trap Lines And Blind Line Services
For Skip Tracers And Other Investigators

By Ralph Thomas

 

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Trap Lines
Trap lines have become a very effective investigative tool in skip tracing and other types of investigations such as when you need to find out where someone works.The idea behind using a trap line is that if you capture the telephone number that the party is dialing from, you have a fact that they were at this location at the time of the call. This could be their home address. If you set it up right and ask them to call at a certain time, they could be calling from their work number. Of course, once you get the number they call from, you need to turn the telephone number you captured into an address.

Basically, a trap line will capture the phone number anyone dials in from even if CallerID information is blocked. One may ask, how does a trap line get around the caller ID block? It's actually very easy and simple through the user of a toll-free number dialed. You could actually set up one yourself through a toll free 800 number.The problem is, you have to wait to get the bill to get the number the party called from.

What a trap line does it it provides real time ANI (Automatic Number Identification). That means you get instant information and results from it.

Blind Lines
Many investigative services use what are called blind lines to avoid someone else capturing the number you are calling from. A blind line is like a cut-out line. On the other end, only the blind line service number shows up in any caller ID or billing record.

Many Trap Line services provide you the customized service you need where you can use a blind line to call out and then provide a trap line they call you back on.

Using Trap Line Services
Sometimes it takes several different methods to get a certain subject to call a trap line. By send letters and or postcards to potential addresses asking the subject to call the number under various pretexts. Others make use of a blind line phone and work the phone to get a certain subject to call the trap line number. When using several different methods at once, it's important to have different phone numbers and extensions the subject dials so you can keep track of which trap line call goes to which case and which method you used.

Best Source For Trap Lines

IIS
http://www.iisnet.com/main/ie/info.htm

OneCall
http://www.getonecall.com

Ureach
http://Ureach.com/

Universal Communications
http://uccweb.com/

Tips For Using Trap Lines
http://www.pisupport.com/traptips.html

 

 

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