By default, Sayari Search queries will run an open search against all public records sources included in your subscription, and we urge all analysts to be careful when filtering source data.
The danger lies in how easily imperfect expectations can compromise an analyst's findings. Consider, for example:
- Networks do not necessarily respect national boundaries. In our experience, it is rare for a network to exist solely within one country, especially if that network is engaged in any meaningful commerce or illicit activity.
- The most interesting and valuable findings are often unexpected. We have found Mexican narcotraffickers on companies in Dubai; Iranian companies with subsidiaries in Venezuela; Lebanese businessmen on companies in the United Kingdom and Paraguay. If we had restricted our searches to expected countries, we would not have returned those hits.
- Data from other jurisdictions can fill vital information gaps. Different sources often provide complementary information about the same entity. One record may provide a date of birth; another may provide a current address and passport number. Individuals who do not appear to be linked in one jurisdiction may co-own a company in another. Analysts need to look at all available data in order to map the network as fully as possible.
How do I filter the Source List?
In order to restrict a particular source or set of sources, use the search box above the Source List and choose from the following filter options:
- "Select All"
- "Clear All"
- On/Off toggles
How do I search in only one country?
If you would like to search in only one country, type that country into the search box above the Source List and click “Select Only These.” This can be done before or after your search. To reset the filter, click “Select All."
How do I search in only one source?
Click “Clear All” and toggle the desired source to “On.” This can be done before or after your search. To reset the filter, click “Select All."