You may be asking yourself, “what is a business by EIN search and why would I need to conduct one?” Great question!
First of all, an EIN, also known as Employer Identification Number, is a number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to employers and other businesses to identify taxpaying companies/individuals.
Think about this as an example, if you decide to rent a home from a property management company, it’s unlikely that you really know much about the company. We, as consumers, take companies for face value and trust that they are who they say they are. Recently, a family member of mine decided to enter into a real estate transaction with an individual who claimed to own a company in which she didn’t know much about. She trusted this individual because he referred her to a website and provided her with fancy business cards. She moved forward with the deal and entered into a rent-to-own contract with the individual for the home. Fast forward 10 years - the individual who “owned” the company is facing a plethora of fraud charges and various liens have been placed on the aforementioned property. She was $3,000 away from paying off the property and now will likely never be the rightful owner of the property because of all the liens that are attached to it due to the individual’s fraudulent activities.
“What could she have done different you ask?” Another great question!
For a small one-time fee, she could have utilized IntelHawk Private Investigations’ Business By EIN Search! This search allows you to plug in a business’ EIN number (if you don’t have it, we can help you find it!) and obtain information including; executives at the company, years in business, contact information, employee size, NAIC/SIC codes, and more! She would have seen that the individual she had been talking to has never been affiliated with the company and this could have saved her from making the decision to enter into a contract with him in the first place and prevented her from wasting years of time and money.
Are you in a similar situation? Do you know if the business you're dealing with is legitimate? Are they credible? Let us help you before you do business with them! Our business search by EIN will provide background information on the business you wish to search. In addition to the example, this search can be useful if you’re considering becoming a business partner with someone, being hired into, signing a contract with a business, or buying out a specific business from someone else. Whatever your specific reason, IntelHawkPI can give you all the information you need to know.”
We also have various other business searches we can conduct for you. These can help you identify if business’ have had civil or criminal lawsuits filed against them, UCC filings, and more! For a small, one-time fee, with no hidden costs of subscriptions, we can help put your mind at ease and make the right decisions!