Advisory – Personator Database Update

As we continue to improve our service, a newly updated and refined version of the Personator Reference Data will be released.

The new version will ultimately improve the API’s current ability to:

  1. Append more accurate demographics and contact information
  2. Verify name-address-phone-email correlation to ensure full contact accuracy
  3. Perform Moves and provide the latest address for individuals

The Personator Consumer Database is compiled from several sources and industries such as Property Information Data, Loan Data, Credit Data, Telephone Data, Voter Data, and several other private sources. The final combined database merges all contact records including names, addresses, phone numbers, emails and demographics, amounting to over a billion records of historical and current information. This data is then exposed through the Personator Consumer Web Service which allows for checking, verifying, appending and updating contact records.

Why are we recompiling Personator’s Data?

Over time, we have deemed some of our data sources to be outdated and inaccurate, thus needing to be purged. We have also acquired new data sources that offer better and more comprehensive consumer data. Hence, the recompilation of Personator’s Reference Data. In order to leverage the newer and better sources as well as removing old and outdated information, a major recompile of the reference data has been implemented and set for release.

Are there any action items for the client side?

There will be no actions needed to be done on the client side. The data update will be seamless and without any service interruption.

You can find more details of the Personator Data update here

Please contact Tech Support at tech@melissa.com or call 1 (800) 800-6245 x4 with any questions or concerns regarding the Personator Data update.