MIDAS SEARCH Newsletter September 2017

Welcome to the September edition of the monthly MidaSearch Newsletter. Any comments are welcome via email to: MidaSearch@solution4u.com

Contents

  • Added in August – OSINT websites.

  • Website of the month.

  • OSINT resources, tips and tricks.

  • Recent UK insurance related alerts.

 

Added in August – OSINT websites

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 VAT REVERSE CHECKER

If you know a company’s name but don’t know their VAT number, you can reverse lookup VAT numbers using this site. Category: Business Checks

MONEY LAUNDERING GROUP

The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group is made up of leading UK Trade Associations in the Financial Services Industry. Category: Legal Sites

PSEUDO PUBLIC SPACES (LONDON)

Guardian Cities and Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC (GiGL) have created the first comprehensive map of pseudo-public spaces in the UK capital. Category: Maps

CHARTED INSTITUTE OF PLUMBERS

CIPHE – Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering. Category: Professionals

STOLEN TRADE TOOLS UK

This page is used for reporting or notifying of stolen goods such as tools & building materials within UK. Category: Professionals 

TREATO 

Compare medications: See how medications stack up against each other. Category: Professionals 

E-BAY ADVANCED SEARCH 

Advanced search for eBay. Category: Property

GUMTREE – LOST, FOUND & STOLEN 

Ad’s for stolen in lost and found items. Category: Property

IT’S BEEN NICKED

Stolen Property Register For The UK. Category: Property

DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY

You could use these hashtags on – for example – popular image sharing app Instagram, with which this website is in no way affiliated. Category: Social Networks & Tools

PLUS PRIVACY

Plus Privacy enables users to control the privacy settings in their social network accounts, hide their email identity, block ads, trackers and malware and prevent apps and browser extensions from tracking them / collecting private data. Category: Social Networks & Tools

REDDIT INVESTIGATOR

Reddit Investigator is a way to discover many things about Reddit users. Category: Social Networks & Tools

CAMPSITES (UK) 

The UKCampsite.co.uk, is a guide to all things camping and caravanning related. Tents, caravans, motorhomes and trailer tents. Category: Transport & Travel

VISA DB 

Travel requirements comparison by country. Category: Transport & Travel

DOMAIN IQ

Reverse Lookup Tools. Category: Web Tools

GLOBAL SPEED TEST

Ranks mobile and fixed broadband speeds from around the world on a monthly basis. Category: Web Tools

NEUSTAR IP ADDRESS LOOKUP 

Free IP Address & Geo location Lookup Tool. Category: Web Tools

THREAT CROWD

A search engine for threats. Category: Web Tools

YOU GET SIGNAL (reverse IP address)

Use this site to find other sites hosted on a web server by entering a domain or IP address. Category: Web Tools

MidaSearch OSINT tool of the month

 

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The Certificated Enforcement Agent (Bailiff) Register

“This register holds details of all enforcement agents (previously called bailiffs) who hold a certificate, granted by a judge at the county court, which allows them carry out enforcement action by way of taking control of goods and, if necessary, selling these to recover a debt. It also contains the details of all individuals who have applied to hold or renew such a certificate. You can search by an enforcement agent’s or applicant’s name […..etc…….]

Only “fit and proper” individuals should hold these certificates. If you know of serious conduct issues which would mean that an existing enforcement agent, or an applicant for a certificate, is not a “fit and proper” person, you can use this register to find out which court you should alert to these issues. If you are concerned about a person applying for a new certificate or a renewed certificate, the register also contains the date of the hearing where the judge will consider the application. By addressing your concerns to the court before this date, the judge will be able to consider these as part of the application.” (Source: The Justice.gov website)

OSINT rescources, tips and tricks

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Become a social media guru

General tips for better social media investigation – (Source: New Hope Investigations)

Visual Verification Guide – Photos

“A quick reference guide to help you identify the who, where, when and why of any eyewitness photos.” – (Source: First Draft)

Placing the subject behind the camera

“Let’s say you have a digital photo that is evidence in your case, perhaps critical to the case.  The questions: Who took the photo?  How can you prove it?   How can you tie the photo with a camera to the suspect?” – (Source: Brett’s Blog)

How to read a balance sheet 

“The clues that tell you whether a company is worth investing in: How to read a balance sheet” – (Source: This is money)

Recent UK Insurance related alerts

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  • The MidaSearch Alerts page is updated every Monday and features alerts issued from a number of UK Insurance Industry bodies.


  • You can keep updated with all things OSINT via Twitter by following @MidaSearch


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