Below are some investigative tools that can assist researchers and journalists with making connections. While I hope people coming across this page use these tools with care and with ethical goals in mind, the truth is that sophisticated criminals are often able to outsmart common research methods, which is why government agencies are the appropriate entities to investigate them, rather than independent OSINT hobbyists. Be sure to protect yourself at least somewhat if you are exposing fraud or corruption, etc.

People/address search:

Corporation mapping:

Investment/markets fraud:

Domain analysis:

Financial tracking:

Networking data:

Reverse searching:

Search engines:

Web page archiving:

WHOIS history:

Social media mapping:

Malware tracking:

Datacenter tracking:

Mobile carrier lookup:

Address/tenant tracking:

Email analysis:


Send physical mail:



Last modified on September 21, 2022