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 –

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

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,

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

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

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