Investigative Resources

Legal Templates

The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) is hosting legal templates for criminal justice practitioners that have been provided by the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), a division of the United States Department of Justice. There are over 100 available templates to assist practitioners in the investigation and prosecution of high-tech crime cases.

Click here to access.

People Searches

Pipl – With the world’s largest people search engine, Pipl is the place to find the person behind the email address, social username or phone number.

Family Tree Now –  Billions of historical records including census records (1790-1940), birth records, death records, marriage & divorce records, living people records, and military records. Search them all for free with NO restrictions!

Thatsthem – A free tool to easily find people by using the information you know about them

Spokeo (Free/Paid) – A people search engine that organizes white pages listings, public records and social network information into simple profiles to help you safely find and learn about people.

Opt-Out Doc – Google Sheets  – A living document that describes the process of how to opt-out of data aggregates and rate them on a scale of difficulty.

Account Killer – Super simple instructions to delete just about any online account or profile.

IP/Domain Searches

IP Chicken – Free public IP lookup.

Domain Tools – Research domain ownership with Whois Lookup: Get ownership info, IP address history, rank, traffic, SEO & more. Find available domains & domains for sale.

Central Ops – Free online network tools, including traceroute, nslookup, dig, whois, ping, and our own Domain Dossier and Email Dossier. Works with IPv6. Some source code included.

Robtex – Robtex uses various sources to gather public information about IP numbers, domain names, host names, Autonomous systems, routes etc. It then indexes the data in a big database and provide free access to the data.  We aim to make the fastest and most comprehensive free DNS lookup tool on the Internet.

IP Logger – Find someon’s ip address, how to track ip, track ip address, find ip address, my ip address Try to find some ips? It’s simple! Tracking and logging IP adresses

SEARCH’s ISP List – The ISP List is a database of Internet service and other online content providers that will help you get the information you need for your case. For each Internet Service Provider listed, you’ll find the legal contact information and instructions needed to serve subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants.

Facebook Searches – ExtractFace helps you to dump Facebook stuff for analysis or reporting purposes.

Facebook Intel Techniques – Custom Facebook Tools allows one to search Facebook by utilizing URL manipulation with a Facebook USERID and Facebook’s syntax.  It’s a quick an easy way to bring information to the surface.

Twitter Searches

Twitter Advanced Search Techniques – A guide for understanding the syntax used in creating a custom Twitter search.

Twitter Advanced Search – A shortcut to Twitter’s advance search page that allows for one to easily fill in search criteria to help automate a search.

Twicsy – Browse & Search social pics! Search over 7,354,205,946 Twitter pics, millions posted every day! View top trends, popular pics, pics by user, and more…

Tweet Deck – TweetDeck is a social media dashboard application for management of Twitter accounts.

All My Tweets – Displays up to 3200 recent Tweets line by line to include hyperlinks to the original Tweets and any media/link within.

Twitter Analytics for Tweets, Timelines & Twitter Maps | Social Bearing

Powerful Twitter analytics. Find, filter and sort tweets or handles by influence, engagement, sentiment, location and more

Twitter Intel Techniques – Custom Twitter Tools allows one to search Twitter by utilizing URL manipulation and a Twitter Name.  It’s a quick an easy way to bring information to the surface.

TweetBeaver – Home of Really Useful Twitter Tools
Really useful free Twitter analytics. Search and download timelines, friends and followers. Get account data, Twitter ID and more.

Instagram Searches

Instagram – Searching within Instagram without logging in is as easy as Googling something from Instagram and once viewing the results in Instagram, searching keywords, people or places – Instagram analytics used for better marketing campaigns but for better investigative leads

picodash (Paid) – A powerful search engine to explore Instagram & Twitter photos, videos, users and locations

Social Media Mapping

Echosec (Free/Paid) – Echosec is a location-first search platform that turns billions of social media posts into hyperlocal intelligence for use in retail, branding, marketing, journalism, and corporate security.

arcgis – A searchable map with integrated API from various Social Media outlets.


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