Solve for X – The Short Term Rental Tax Gap

Harmari recently released a 20-minute training video on the technical challenges associated with detecting short term rentals (STRs, also known as STVRs) that are non-registered or under-reporting for lodging tax (also known as TOT, transient lodging tax, transient occupancy tax, bed tax, accommodations tax, etc).  Key metrics are discussed that help estimate identification and monitoring

Harmari Search v2.6 released

Harmari Search version 2.6 has been released successfully.  It contains the following new features and fixes Extended email searches via integration with PIPL Added Uber and Lyft Ridesharing searches from Facebook and LinkedIn data Added license plate and mileage column to custom columns Cleaned up more bogus phone numbers Consolidated FAQ pages for each classified

Investigating Facebook Buy Sell Trade Groups

Recently a flood of activity has emerged regarding the free classifieds marketplaces on Facebook Buy/Sell/Trade Groups.  Thousands of groups have proliferated and it is difficult for loss prevention, or brand protection investigators to contain and monitor these groups for stolen products or counterfeit products. The interface is rather limited in what can be investigated.  About

Detect Contraband Tobacco on grey/dark web

A high cigarette tax is motivation for many to seek out suppliers that sell low-priced counterfeits, cigarettes diverted from low-tax jurisdictions (such as an Indian reservation or from Virginia). In all cases it is some form of tax evasion and taken very seriously by revenue agencies. Harmari Search plays an active role in detecting all

Western state takes a bite out of curbstoning

This western statehas had a most significant impact with combating curbstoning.  Harmari Curbfinder report has helped state enforcement of unlicensed motor vehicle dealers (curbstoners) with 60 cases where more than 6 vehicles were advertised for sale on free classified websites within 12 months.  The average fines imposed on each case were $8,000.  In one instance,

Custom Columns enable fast, efficient compliance investigations

Custom Columns is a valuable new feature in Harmari Search, which will open up the metadata associated with Craigslist ads into a tabular format making it easy for compliance investigations.  You can go with our recommended presets, or select your own columns in our easy selection interface.  If you make a mistake, no problem; simply

Harmari Search v2.4 released

LTAS Technologies proudly announces its new Harmari Search release 2.4, which contains many exciting new features and a better user experience. Highlighted changes include: Reduced Delay to Collect Live Craigslist ads Added Custom column layout, industry-specific presets and reporting Added option to turn on horizontal scrolling Added “Sort by Unlicensed” for Contractor compliance reporting within

Shrink Wednesday 2015

Harmari Search created Shrink Wednesday as a way to raise awareness of the concerns Loss Prevention professionals have with respect to inventory disappearing off the shelves and distribution centers. Harmari Search provides investigative tools to find and identify missing merchandise being fenced online. Furthermore, Web Identity Search Tool (WIST) allows you to quickly and easily

Find expired Backpage ads using Harmari Search

If you or your client is hunting for a Backpage ad that has since expired, been deleted, or flagged and is no longer available, there is an option to use Harmari Search.  Harmari Search has all the ‘for sale’, ‘services’, ‘automotive’, ‘rentals’, ‘real estate’, and ‘adult’ categories covered going back to August 2015.  Below is

Harmari Top 10 Report delivered daily to your inbox

The Top 10 Report grew out of a need for investigators to quickly review high-value leads of sellers on Craigslist based on specific category, keyword, or identifying parameters.  Secondly, we now prefer to have data pushed to us rather than having to search it ourselves.  These two critical needs are combined in this new Report