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Right Party Contact

There are a lot of ways to contact an individual. For example, if you’re looking for different contact methods overall, you might decide to use phone numbers, email addresses, or physical addresses. However, what about when contact is a crucial part of your business? How can you make sure the contact information you have is up to date?

If you’re going to contact someone at any point as part of your business, you need to make sure you’re contacting the right person. After all, people change their contact details all the time, and it’s surprisingly common to accidentally contact the wrong person. Right-party contact methods ensure that you only contact the right person.

What Is Right-Party Contact?

In general, right-party contact is a term that means when you dial a phone number or send a letter, you’re reaching the person you thought you were going to reach. If your papers say a specific client has a specific phone number and you dial that phone number, you should reach the client you were expecting. When you use right-party contact methods, you can make sure you don’t end up accidentally contacting someone who isn’t part of this process at all.

What Situations May Call for Right-Party Contact?

There are many different situations that might benefit from right-party contact. If you want to make sure you’re getting the best experience with your contact needs, it could be because you’re in one of the following industries:

  • Mortgage proceedings
  • General loan delinquency
  • Call centers
  • General businesses
  • Debt collectors

Any industry that actively contacts customers and clients needs some kind of right-party contact method. However, these are the industries that most commonly reach out to get right-party contact methods, as they’re the type of industries that regularly contact individuals.

What Are Some Methods of Ensuring Right-Party Contact?

Ensuring right-party contact isn’t always easy. After all, because people change their contact information so frequently, it’s possible that you might end up contacting a completely different person. That’s why right-party contact typically includes any of these methods:

  • People search
  • Reverse phone lookup
  • Talking to friends and family
  • Skip tracing

These are all different methods of establishing right-party contact, and it’s unlikely that just using a single method will effectively get you to right-party contact. However, especially if you use all of them at once, you could end up with a much higher hit rate than if you were just to dial all the numbers as you currently have them.

How Can Enformion Help Ensure Right-Party Contact?

One of the most important elements of ensuring right-party contact is to have as much information as possible. After all, even a simple people search may be enough to ensure right-party contact in some situations. That’s where Enformion really shines. With Enformion, you can run your lists of contacts through a people search, making sure you have all the best ways to contact these individuals. From there, it’s even easier to reach the right person every single time, no matter what confounding factors there might be.