Internet Research

Obtain information on website registration information and snpashots of prior web pages: PRIOR VERSIONS OF A WEBSITE: archive.org  (“Wayback Machine” – internet archive) REGISTRATION OF A WEBSITE: networksolutions.com/whois whois.domaintools.com betterwhois.com LOCATION OF A WEBSITE: webyield.net/domainquery.html ip2location.com/free.asp geobytes.com/free-get-city-details-json-p-api IDENTIFY IP ADDRESS FOR A WEBSITE: iptracker.com IDENTIFY WEBSITES AT THE SAME ADDRESS: find-ip-address.org/reverse_lookup  

Other useful websites

– www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreTopics/StartingBusiness – www.iccwbo.org/policy/anticorruption – www.buyusa.gov/westvirginia/ticp.html

Verify educational credentials

See the following sites for educational background information on consultants and other individuals involved in your projects.  Also check general information sources to see if the individual has published, spoken at seminars or been cited in by other experts. studentclearinghouse (Verify US degree, with consent of the subject) disexpress.umi.com/dxweb (Verify Ph.D. credentials from North American universities) devex.com (Resumes […]

US and international public records

The sites below contain primarily US public records, including business flings, real property ownership and motor vehicle records. Subscription sites: Thomson Reuters Clear lexisnexis.com TLO.com  Free sites: US COUNTY AND STATE RECORDS: publicrecords.onlinesearches.com searchsystems.net brbpublications.com UK LAND RECORDS landregistry.gov.uk/wps/portal/Property_Search   

US and international court records

The sites below provide access to US court dockets (listing the parties to and the status of a case) as well as the full text of court pleadings and decisions.  This can be used to identify prior legal actions for fraud or other cases against a firm or individual. US FEDERAL AND STATE COURT RECORDS […]

US and international telephone directories

Telephone directory listings can be used to confirm the existence or location of a firm or individual.  Reverse address searches can identify other firms or individuals at a listed address, and thereby possible undisclosed ownerships and affiliations with other companies, as well as businesses located at “high risk” addresses (e.g., “mail drops.”) US directories – […]

Media reports

The US and international media sites below often contain useful information for investigators.  Search by the name of a firm (including officers and directors), individual or topic, e.g., “corruption capital water project.” Free sites: news.google.com bloomberg.com Subscription sites: factiva.com nexis.com eiu.com (The Economist Intelligence Unit) (Pay as you use) arachnys.com (News from emerging markets) proquest.com einnews.com (Customized media […]

Information on agents

The subscription sites below list high risk individuals, such as Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and those charged with, debarred or convicted of corruption or fraud in the United States and other countries, which can be used to vet the integrity of proposed or actual agents. Subscription sites: www.rdc.com (Regulatory Data Corporation) Refinitiv world check  http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/intl/en   […]

General information sites

Popular search engines – www.google.com – www.yahoo.com Social media  – www.facebook.com – www.linkedin.com – www.spokeo.com “Deep web” search engines Free sites: – www.pipl.com – www.archive.org (prior versions of a website) Subscription sites: – www.brightplanet.com – www.highbeam.com Blog searches – www.icerocket.com          

Debarment lists

Click on the links to see current lists of debarred firms and individuals. WORLD BANK DEBARMENT LIST www.worldbank.org/en/projects-operations/procurement/debarred-firms COMPREHENSIVE DEBARMENT LISTS risk.lexisnexis.co.uk/businesses-and-non-profits/financial-crime-compliance/watchlist-screening/sanctions-list-screening