Our expert trace team specialise in tracing, screening, and cleansing data whilst ensuring data security and enhanced management.

Automated Batch Trace

Suitable for large volumes of address tracing at low cost, this process uses GDPR compliant data to confirm if a member is living as stated or finds the current address of known gone away members by tracking them to a current address.

After processing we grade results according to the strength of the link and matching information and return the file with suggestions on how to proceed further.

The service itself involves no communication with members and turnaround time depends on volume and quality of data provided. To remain GDPR compliant all new addresses should be verified and confirmed as linked to the member.

We offer an ‘Identify & Verify’ (ID&V) service after which all results will be ready to upload and use without any further work from the scheme, reducing administration costs further.

Full Trace

Where Mini-Trace is unsuccessful in confirming an address or where there is no response to letters from the ID&V process, Target offers a manual ‘Full Trace’ service.

Our expert trace investigators will analyse multiple datasets available to them to seek confirmation of the whereabouts of your member.

Inclusive within the Full Trace service and where there is insufficient data to confirm a member’s address, we will send enquiry letters to an address where we believe the member to be or make telephone calls, where a telephone number is available. All successful traces are guaranteed and our clients only pay for successful traces.

Turnaround depends on volume.

We also offer a Full Trace service for members who are living overseas.

Next of Kin/Beneficiary Trace

Our Next of Kin or Beneficiary trace involves detailed searches by a dedicated experienced trace investigator who will build a virtual family tree to help you identify potential beneficiaries and next of kin. Any identified individuals are contacted by phone or letter to verify their details and relationship to the member.

Identification & Verification

ID&V service is used where new Linked Addresses are returned from the Automated Trace.

Target send client-approved letters to identified addresses requesting the addressee to make contact. Using approved security questions, we verify with certainty that we have found the correct member and return confirmed results.

Depending on the client approved questions the member is walked through the process providing as limited information as possible to ensure members confidence. At that time, we can obtain other information depending on the client’s needs.

There are multiple options on the format of any letters allowing us to fit with your requirements.

Spouse Append

We offer an automated service to identify any spouse residing at the same address as a member. To obtain accurate results from this service it is essential to have up-to-date address details for your members.

Any negatives from this service can be manually investigated to ensure the maximum number of members have a marital status obtained.


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