UK DETECTIVE AGENCY MONTHLY BLOG: LAST UPDATED 07-04-2012
It seems obvious, but it’s a common mistake. Tracing people in the UK by the phone book is always a first port of call. If you know the area check the local phone directory, see if the name appears. It may take several wrong numbers, but it can easily route out namesakes and narrow your field of searches.
GOOGLE / WEB
This is a people finding powerful tool available to everyone. Google the name. It can bring up Facebook accounts, LinkedIn accounts and other online social media accounts. It can also offer a simple easy avenue of contact. Again you may get several wrong people but it still narrows your search field.
if you know the area where the missing person lives there is a good chance they will be on the electors roll. The electoral roll is a list of all the names and addresses of people in the borough that are registered to vote. Every local borough has a published record of voters in the borough. Contact your local council and ask how you can access the records or conduct a name search.
Try looking up the details on a director’s database. If they have a ltd company the name may well appear.
CONTACT KNOWN ASSOCIATES
Phone or write to people who may know your missing person, it can bring on leads or ID current places of work or home.