by John Darer CLU ChFC CSSC RSP CLTC
Court scraping refers to the "scraping" of court records of court approved settlements, or structured settlement transfers, for personal identifiable information that can be used to identify people who are receiving structured settlements so they can be solicited by cash now pushers or companies they outsource to. Often these annuitants are bombarded with excessive direct mail, phone calls and other forms of approach that some have considered to be harassment.
Many court documents can be found online these days, sometimes for free, other times for a small charge. If not available on line, settlement purchasers dispatch representatives directly, or through the company they outsource to, to pay a visit to the courthouse and obtain the records. The Sumter County Florida court has made an admission in 2014 of the excessive volume of requests it has received.
Read Sumter County Florida Structured Settlements "Hurry Hurry Step Right Up" March 3 ,2014
More information on court scraping in relation to personal identifiable information of structured settlements
- Read Court Scrapers of Structured Settlement Annuitants for Cash Now Pushers September 5, 2014
Sagamon County Illinois Structured Settlement Scrape-ity Doo Dah! January 29, 2014
- Harassment Investigation Part 1: Scraping tactics November 18, 2014