Access deleted, expired, archived Craigslist ads

So if you were looking for archives of old deleted, expired, flagged or archived Craigslist ads, you can use Harmari Search for Craigslist.  It is a repository of hundreds of millions of live and historic Craigslist ads, specially suited for investigative purposes.  Typical investigative applications include law enforcement insurance fraud tax and revenue motor vehicle

Craigslist hides Contact information within ad

Recent changes to the Craigslist site have a major impact on how effective investigators can search for fraudulent and suspicious activity on the site. Firstly, any phone numbers that are displayed in the content of the ad are hidden from view. The reader has to click “show contact info” for the phone number to appear.

Avoid obtaining an MLAT in your Facebook investigation

When law enforcement agencies are not located in the United States, it makes things extra difficult to obtain the valuable information in social media sites such as Facebook that are based there.  International law enforcement agencies must complete a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) which allows exchange of information for criminal or public laws.  MLATs

LTAS Technologies signs partnership with Business Watch International

LTAS Technologies Inc. announces a partnership today with Business Watch International (“BWI”).  BWI has agreed to be the exclusive distributor of Harmari Search for Craigslist to law enforcement agencies in the US and Canada.  LTAS Technologies delivers software tools and reports to insurance fraud investigators, industry regulators, tax/revenue agencies and law enforcement to identify criminal

Upgrades to Harmari Search for Craigslist v1.3

LTAS Technologies is proud to announce the latest upgrades to Harmari™ Search for Craigslist (formerly known as Craigslist Power Search).   You now have much more power at your fingertips than ever before for browsing over 68 million live and historic Craigslist ads: Harmari Search covers all 38 “For Sale” categories of Craigslist for USA and

Software Tools Review: FastStone Capture

Some investigator folks with whom I’ve shown this tool were impressed by at least one of its capabilities, and I will briefly describe them to you.  FastStone Capture isn’t just a screen-grabbing software, it’s actually an artist’s palette for creating any type of training or demonstration media, whether it’s pictures or video-narratives.  It is available

Will visiting someone’s Facebook page put you on their “People You May Know” List?

This question stifles many an investigator, and the official stance of Facebook is that it does not report to any Facebook user who’s visiting their Facebook page.  Furthermore, it also ensures that no third party Apps can do so either.  So the good news is no, your ex-girlfriend can’t see how many times you’re checking

Using Internet Archive / Wayback Machine for investigations

Investigators have a common question: what if I could go back in time to see what a website looked like a year ago?  Or even 3 years ago?  What about a week ago?  The Internet Archive provides just such a capability.  Inspired by the fictional WABAC machine from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, which Professor

Craigslist Power Search upgrades

Announcing the latest Craigslist Power Search with the following changes: upgraded server for improved response time and uptime added special category “Farm / Heavy Equipment” specially suited for auto theft investigators and SIUs added Make/Model/Year search specially suited for auto theft investigators and SIUs added account creation and account management for each user improved user