How To Search For Hidden Bank Accounts

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Today we’re going to talk about bank account lookups and how to perform an asset search for bank accounts. The first step in the process is to determine what type of search are you looking for and where you want to search.

What type of account are you looking for?

  • Checking account 
  • Savings account 
  • Certificate of deposits (CD) 
  • IRAs 
  • Brokerage accounts
  • Retirement accounts

Where do you want to search for the account(s)?

  • County-level
  • State-level
  • Nationwide
  • International

The next step is to identify the debtor. Is it a corporation or is it an individual? You’re going to need the legal name and then also at least one other cross-referencing piece of information to accurately differentiate and identify which “John Smith” you’re looking for. Common cross-referencing information often includes:

  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • DOB
  • Employer
  • Other personally identifiable information

The last step is recovering the funds. Once you have the result of that bank account search, you’re going to use through your attorney or with the court something like a writ of garnishment or another type of seizure notice to supply to the bank so they can take the funds and provide them to you as the debtor. So that’s a brief overview of a bank account search. For assistance with a bank account asset search or questions about your case, contact us any time or set up a consultation with a licensed private investigator.

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