Confidential Information Specialist Workshop
- Skip Tracing/Info gathering for Investigative Professionals: A
Confidential Sources, a group of seasoned Information Specialists
based in Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, is pleased to announce an
upcoming workshop designed to help Investigators, Real Estate
Investors, and other professionals develop advanced skiptracing
The workshop, to be held on Thursday, February 26 and Saturday,
February 28 at the Apollo Business Center in Beverly Hills,
California, will be led by Bill Hearn, a preeminent Confidential
Information Specialist, with more than 30 years of experience in
finding exceptionally hard-to-locate information and assets
throughout North America. Bill will be joined by Chrisina Denbaugh,
one of the nation's foremost skip tracers and information
specialists, and Greg Garrett, a leading private investigator and
The workshop will focus on providing attendees with the skills and
knowledge they need to locate virtually any individual or entity
fast, from owners of abandoned properties to lien holders to debtors
to bail jumpers and more. Topics to be covered will include:
- How to focus your search by analyzing the "skip" and determining
how to follow the trail until he or she is found.
- How to use the tools available to professional skiptracers to
their best advantage.
- How to make use of time-tested investigative techniques and
proven "tricks of the trade."
- How to understand and process information from databases and cross-
reference that information with "live" data.
- How to find key resources and contacts--by far the most vital part
of the skiptracing process.
(Please mote: You must be aware of and current with all laws,
regulations, and rules that may apply to your skiptrace at local,
state, and federal levels. Your search must abide by mandated laws.)
Sign up for this invaluable workshop now!
Date: Thursday, February 26 and Saturday, February 28, 2009
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 9107 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 450, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Cost: $250.00 per person; $200.00 for partner/spouse
Payment can be made in the form of a check, money order, or Paypal.
Checks and money orders may be mailed to:
South Prairie, WA 98385
For questions or further information, please contact Bill Hearn at
253-862-3037 or 253-973-3113, or e-mail him at consources@...
BIOGRAPHIES AND COMPANY BACKGROUND
BILL HEARN. Mr. Hearn, founder of Confidential Sources, began his
investigative career in 1975 in the United States Air Force, where
he worked in a security capacity. Shortly thereafter he completed
training at the Security Technical Services, an investigative
training institute headquartered in Oakland, California. In the same
time frame, he began working for South City Collections in San
Francisco, where he specialized in skiptracing and asset searches.
He then worked for Sam Webster, a San Francisco private
investigator, on whose behalf he conducted several undercover
operations for theft and narcotics. In the early 1980s he joined the
staff Lesser & Lesser Investigations in Foster City, California,
where he worked as a special agent on compensation cases. He then
served as an in-house skiptracer for Liberty Bail Bonds in Dallas,
Texas, and as a recovery agent for North Highlands Recovery in
Sacramento, California. In 1988 he relocated to Seattle,
Washington, where he founded Confidential Sources. Mr. Hearn now
specializes in process serving, judgment recovery, family reunion,
asset/information locates, field contact services, and bail recovery
CHRISINA DENBAUGH. Ms. Denbaugh is a prominent skip tracer and
information specialist who is widely known throughout the
investigative industry for her ability to perform exceptionally
difficult locates, often on behalf of other investigative
professionals. Ms. Denbaugh began her career at Consulting Services
International in Newport Beach, California, where she was in charge
of skiptracing and judgement recovery services for a large law firm
located in South Orange County. She then worked for ABC Legal
Services as a skiptracer specializing in hard-to-locate individuals
and assets. Ms. Denbaugh is also the founder, executive director,
and guiding force behind Emergency Medical Locators for Adoptees
(EMLA), a nonprofit agency that conducts biological searches on
behalf of individuals who are in need of information on their birth
families' medical histories.
GREG GARRETT. Mr. Garrett is a licensed California private
investigator and security consultant who has investigated or
supervised more than 2000 cases involving Cal OSHA, civil and
criminal litigation, fraud, insurance, missing persons, and
workplace violence. His education includes an associate of science
degree in Administration of Justice and a bachelor's degree in
Business Management. Mr. Garrett has particular expertise in
investigations involving fraud, burglary, narcotics, theft, and
civil investigations. He is also an AOE/COE expert with extensive
knowledge of the insurance industry.
Here is what former students have to say about this unique
I would like to recommend Bill Hearn's class to anyone interested in
real estate. His class taught me how to easily find hard-to-find
property owners of abandoned houses or out-of-town owners. Mr. Hearn
has a wealth of resources that will not only give you the owner's
name, but names and phone numbers of relatives, friends, associates,
affiliations, and much more. I was amazed! I have also used it to
run background checks as well as criminal and credit checks (with
proper authorization, of course). I used the same resources to help
another investor, and I tracked down a con man who had clouded up
the title on a property we were working the short-sale on. I was
able to track him on his calling cards! Again, I would recommend you
attend his class; it has been very helpful to me.
NWREII Member and Real Estate Investor
I was also a student of Bill's. In fact, I was Bill's first private
lesson just before he started doing the classes. Bill had a lot of
good stuff to share. I spend a lot of time searching for people, and
I only use a small fraction of what Bill taught me. I don't even
bother to try that hard. If I can't find them in the first few
minutes, then I go on to the next one. If you really want to track
down an abandoned homeowner or something and are willing to put some
time into it, then you will find many more than I do. I find way
more than half the people I look for. I just have so many people on
my list to find, that I don't spend much time on any of them. I just
go on to the next one.
If the seller is gone and you need to find them, how do you do it?
Well, you work on neighbors, relatives, utility companies, cable
companies, friends, and associates. I even ask the postman! If you
have never done any of these things or don't know how to find basic
phone numbers for people who don't want to be found, you need to
learn some tricks of the trade. We use a lot of different
techniques, and most of them I learned from Bill--or I call him to
help me find them if I strike out. If you don't work on it, you
won't find them. We work it and work it hard. I love people who have
walked away, and I love finding them even more. Go to Bill's seminar
to learn his tricks of the trade. It's not easy, but like anything
else it pays to learn from professionals. Give Bill's seminar a try!
You won't be sorry; most of his techniques are free services.
Learn to skiptrace; you won't be sorry. If you need help finding
someone, call Bill--or better yet, go to his seminar and learn it
I highly recommend Bill Hearn's skiptracing workshop. He
demonstrates how to locate absent property owners from the Internet
and by phone, sometimes in minutes. During the class he located an
owner I had been looking for in public records and telephone
directories, and I was speaking with him on the phone within a few
The cost of the class is minimal compared with the additional income
potential of finding these people. In addition, he offered to locate
sellers for us, if we ever hit a dead-end in a search.
I just wanted to tell everyone in the group that if you can attend
Bill Hearn's skiptracing workshop, you should attend. I attended a
private consultation in Boise, Idaho, last month, and was amazed at
the information he presented. My boyfriend turned out to be a pretty
good skiptracer! Bill taught us some amazing tricks on how to find
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