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 delivered to your Inbox daily.
The first step is to setup your parameters. The example below is how to setup a Top 10 for Apple products for sale in New York:
- up to 5 keywords/keyphrases which can include common searches and their synonyms and variants
- for People search, up to 5 different phone numbers, emails, and names
- receive reports daily, weekly or monthly
- select Look Ahead period up to 10 days for daily emails, 6 weeks for weekly emails, and 6 months for monthly emails
- Sort results based on total $ value, or total number of ads. All key identifying information is extracted out.
The second step occurs when you receive your Top 10 Report by email. Open the attachment in either PDF or XLS format. Below is an example of the results that you can expect to see:
The Top 10 Report is a major head start in the battle against:
- Cargo Theft
- Burglary and Property Crime
- Underground Economy and Tax Evasion
- Unlicensed Contractors
- Inventory Shrink / ORC
- Auto Theft / Chop shop
- Odometer / Title Fraud