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

Harmari Top 10 Report delivered daily to your inbox

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

Harmari Hot Sheet helps identify multiple stolen items on Craigslist

What if the same person was selling / parting out multiple stolen items?  What about items stolen from the same retail store, or warehouse or burglarized from a house?  How could an investigator sift through thousands of ads efficiently to find the culprit?  Harmari Hot Sheet directly addresses this need for Craigslist ads.  A 3-step

$10k staged home burglary found via pawn shop records

Suppose an insured claims a burglary occurred and valuables were stolen in the amount of $10,000.  Would an insurance investigator think of ulterior motives for the money?  Would an SIU investigator think of searching pawn shop records to find the very same items in the claim were pawned?  Well that’s exactly what happened in the

Items for sale near an address on Craigslist

With the latest release of Harmari Search for Craigslist, an investigator can focus in on activity within a certain region of interest.  For example, a loss prevention officer can check whether high-value gift cards or stolen products may be posted for sale within 1 mile of a store’s retail location.  This is all easily accomplished

CDR (Call Data Records) help solve property crimes

Law enforcement and private sector have used CDR (Call Data Records) to help solve criminal and fraudulent activity.  CDRs are the records the mobile carrier uses to track where a cellphone’s closest cell tower is, and which direction it is pointing.  This helps investigators to put a particular phone in the same location and time

Shopping for bad guys using Harmari and RAPID

These series of screenshots will demonstrate how easy it is to shop for bad guys on the Harmari Search for Craigslist, and also to make connections with other data sources such as the Regional Automated Property Information Database (RAPID) developed by Business Watch International.  RAPID tracks pawn shop, second-hand dealer, and scrap metal data for