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). …mm

VIN Monitoring service for Vehicle Financing agencies

Harmari captures over 1.2 million VINs per month from classified websites such as Craigslist, AutoTrader*.  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 a “lease takeover”…mm

US court accepts Harmari Search evidence

A Virginia court has accepted evidence on a case involving odometer fraud.  The defendant denied knowingly selling a vehicle with the odometer rolled back, but nevertheless was sentenced to 30 days on a plea bargain.  Quoting from the DMV investigator on the matter: The victim purchased a vehicle from Craigslist. After a month of having…mm

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…mm

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…mm

Mobile Buy and Sell sites taking off

Mobile device-based buy and sell apps are exploding onto the Internet.   Although only 3 are featured on this page, be on the lookout for more.  All apps described below can download it from the App Store or Google Play. One popular app is VarageSale.  Your account is created by logging into it with your Facebook…mm

Facebook Groups buy and sell pages turning into a den for thieves

Earlier this year Facebook turned on some new features within Groups to facilitate buy and sell activities similar to a community bulletin board site like Craigslist.  Police warn that these Groups provide an opportunity for burglars and thieves to fence their stolen property. For example, in Hazelwood, MO police caught someone on a Facebook buy…mm

Plus sign and other advanced search features on Harmari

Harmari Search features the power of Boolean logic and other advanced parameters associated with other search engines. When searching a phrase you might want to consider the + sign to the left of each significant keyword to ensure the results returned must contain those words.  For example, compare the search result for 2011 bmw z3…mm

Find expired AutoTrader ads using Harmari Search

If you or your client have been unable to find an old, expired, deleted AutoTrader classified ad, then you might want to take advantage of Harmari Search.  It contains all ‘for sale by owner’ or private sale AutoTrader ads throughout the USA going back to August 2015.   Below is an example of the Harmari Search…mm

Harmari Search v2.3 Released

Announcing a new release of Harmari Search v2.3 with the following new features: AutoTrader support since September 2015 with 92000 private sale ads bug fix on 7-digit phone number search cleaned up 125,000 false positive phone numbers downloading jewelry category picture gallery for Craigslist removed case sensitivity during name search fixed bug regarding negative sign…mm