As a private investigator conducting web-based research on a daily basis, one of the biggest challenges is to separate wheat from the chaff.

Navigating between the waves of useless information on classmates.com, mylife.com and manta.com and sifting through the top search results on Google serves as a challenge when conducting investigative research on the web.

Additionally, no matter what type of investigation you are working on, there are certain sets of websites which are always good to search, regardless of what type of case you are doing.

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

In order to avoid to separate some of the wheat from the chaff, we have created our own Custom Google Search Engine to specifically search more than 75 government agency websites. This Custom Google Search Engine is designed specifically to focus on governmental agencies, financial regulatory agencies as well as the 50 attorneys general websites.

This is not a search of all the more than 1,000 government departments and agencies. This list has been curated over the years to identify potential issues relating to individuals and businesses.

We have been utilizing this custom search engine for some time, but wanted to release it to the public for other fraud investigators, analysts, researchers or interested parties to use.

Just think – a few years ago, all of these sites had to be searched individually, or you had to hire an expensive programmer to do some custom coding.

Here is the link to our Custom Google Search Engine for U.S. Government and Regulatory Agencies:

Here is a listing of the 82 websites included with this custom search engine:

Federal Regulatory Agencies

1. Federal Bureau of Investigations
2. U.S. Department of State
3. United States Department of Labor
4. United States Department of Health & Human Services
5. U.S. Department of the Interior
6. United States Department of Commerce
7. United States Department of Civil Rights Division
8. Farm Credit Administration
9. Internal Revenue Service
10. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (The FED)
11. National Credit Union Administration
12. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
13. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
14. Federal Trade Commission
15. United States Department of Justice
16. National Association of Attorney Generals
17. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
18. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
19. U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
20. National Futures Association
21. U.S. Department of Treasury
22. Main Justice
23. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
24. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
25. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
26. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
27. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
28. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
29. Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)
30. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
31. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
32. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Attorneys General

33. Alabama Attorney General
34. State of Alaska Department of Law
35. Arizona Attorney General
36. Arkansas Attorney General
37. Office of California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General
38. Attorney General Colorado Department of Law
39. State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General
40. Attorney General – State of Delaware
41. Florida Office of the Attorney General
42. Attorney General of Georgia
43. State of Hawaii Department of the Attorney General
44. Illinois Attorney General
45. Office of the Indiana Attorney General
46. Iowa Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General
47. Office of the Attorney General State of Idaho
48. Attorney General of Kansas
49. Office of the Attorney General of K1ntucky
50. Office of the Attorney General State of Louisiana
51. Office of the Maine Attorney General
52. Maryland Attorney General
53. Attorney General of Massachusetts
54. State of Michigan Attorney General
55. Office of Minnesota Attorney
56. Office of the Attorney General State of Mississippi
57. Missouri Attorney General
58. Montana Department of Justice – Attorney General
59. Nebraska Attorney General
60. Nevada Attorney General
61. New Hampshire Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General
62. State of New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety Office the Attorney General
63. Office of New Mexico Attorney General
64. New York State Office of the Attorney General
65. North Carolina Department of Justice
66. North Dakota Attorney General
67. Ohio Attorney General
68. Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General
69. Oregon Department of Justice
70. Pennsylvania Attorney General
71. State of Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General
72. South Carolina Attorney General
73. South Dakota Office of the Attorney General
74. Tennessee Attorney General
75. Attorney General of Texas
76. Office of the Attorney General State of Utah
77. Attorney General of Vermont
78. Attorney General of Virginia
79. Washington State Office of the Attorney General
80. Office of the West Virginia Attorney General
81. Wisconsin Department of Justice
82. Wyoming Attorney General

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    Hi: I must have missed something here. I was looking for the link and everything I clicked on just brought me back to this info page of all the stuff on the link.
    Will you provide the link or how I obtain the link.
    Thanx, John

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