Announcing Harmari Search v2.9 Release

Announcing the new release 2.9 of Harmari Search, which includes the following features: Get Backpage spider to point to the personals section Improved phone number collection Adjust Forensic View to new phone number collection method Fixed bug with URL-to-PDF conversion on API Balanced data collection workload across different servers Fixed bug with Other Ads –

Find expired OfferUp ads

New to the Harmari Search suite is access to expired, deleted, and old OfferUp* ads, the popular mobile buy and sell app. Ads are covered for the entire USA across all for sale categories including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles and more. OfferUp is the leading buy and sell mobile app out there, ahead of

Harmari Search v2.8 released

LTAS is proud to announce a new release for Harmari Search version 2.8.  It contains the following new features and fixes:  OfferUp now incorporated into Harmari Alert management of results Enterprise manager search for users Faster loading of wepbages on Harmari website Fixed “no results found” for car search fixed alerts bug Fixed Enterprise manager

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,

Harmari Search v2.5 released

Today Harmari Search v2.5 has been successfully released, including the following changes A single place to search all Craigslist, Backpage, AutoTrader, and Kijiji ads* without having to open up new tabs and re-enter data Now allows searching by name and item at the same time (e.g. People named Joe selling a 2010 Dodge Charger in

Ridesharing services face increasing scrutiny by regulators

For more than 2 years now, the world’s established taxi services industries have battled online ridesharing, and ride hailing mobile apps such as Uber, Lyft, GrabTaxi, Didi Dache, and others.  Both Uber and Lyft each have 100,000 drivers retained as self-employed contractors, although their status as contractors is hotly contested in California (see CNBC article). 

VIN Monitoring service for Vehicle Financing agencies

Harmari captures over 1.2 million VINs per month from classified websites such as Craigslist, Kijiji, AutoTrader and Backpage*.  A classified ad with a VIN that matches one from your financial institution’s portfolio’s loan book can provide valuable clues for when vehicle loan payments suddenly stop and no forwarding information is found vehicle’s registered owner advertises