How can I find an updated phone number, forwarding address, and new
email address for someone who has moved without spending outrageous
amounts of money on background check websites?
I was conducting a business transaction with someone over the Internet
(offering him money for a website handle), and he asked me to wait a
few months because he would be away on business. When I conacted him
after the months had passed, his email address no longer worked and
his phone was disconnected. I wasn't scammed out of money because the
transaction was still being negotiated and nothing had changed hands,
but I would still like to find him and propose the transaction again.
I bought a background check for $40 from some website, but it was a
waste of money because it only included past addresses and not the
current one. Also I ran across a website that claims to be able to
find a forwarding phone number for $150, but I was hoping to find a
much cheaper alternative.
Ideally I would like to locate guarenteed correct current contact
information for under $50.
Request for Question Clarification by
28 Dec 2003 22:15 PST
Which service did you use?
Typically the data from any "background check" service will have a lag
of a month or two. Unless it is an email connected to work or ISP,
most people keep the same email addresses.
Clarification of Question by
28 Dec 2003 23:43 PST
I figured if the information would be available immediately through
one service they offered, it would probably be available from another
service they offered.
I don't have access to the link to the background check site right now
because the computer it was on is currently broken. I should have it
working again within a day or two though.
His email address was through a cable modem ISP, so I'm assuming he
canceled his cable modem service when he moved.
What I am wondering is if there is any easy way to get a forwarding
phone number from the phone company, a forwarding address from the
postal service, either of those from third parties for minimal cost,
etc. I have an old postal address, phone number, and email address.
I want a way to get a new phone number or email address using that
A generalized procedure I could utilize would be best. Alternatively
I could post the specifics or directly tell a researcher the specifics
and have them find the new contact info for this one case either as a
separate question with a higher list price or as a big tip on this
question. My understanding was it is forbidden to post email
addresses, phone numbers, etc. here though.
Clarification of Question by
29 Dec 2003 01:29 PST
I didn't know about the site http://find.intelius.com/ before, and
it's proving quite useful. In my opinion it is worth the list price
of the question.
robertskelton-ga, please officially "answer" the question so I can
approve your answer.
Thank you very much.