Intelligent Mail

Data Expert Witness

Title theft isn’t the most exciting crime, but when it happens to you, it’s crippling. Kymera’s data experts had a chance to play a role in restoring justice for one victim of an attempted title theft. This is the story.

The Story Starts Here

The client was a single mother, and solopreneur, involved in a title theft lawsuit that had been in and out of court for over a decade. Her home was on the line. The case rested on whether or not she could prove she never received notification of a pending foreclosure within the legal window mandated by law. Also in play: whether or not a legal representative had made that notice on behalf of the lender.

The Process

The client provided us with a certified copy of the alleged notification letter and its envelope as it had been entered into evidence by the lender. In this case, the primary evidence proving or disproving the key facts lay within the Intelligent Mail Barcode encoded as part of the addressing data on the letter in evidence. The USPS uses a 65-bar Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMB) to sort and track letters and flats. The letter in question was sent using this barcode system, which we could analyze and reverse-engineer to determine who the original sender was and when, or even if, it had been mailed and delivered.

The Results

From the analysis of the IMB, we provided an affidavit attesting that the letter had been produced by an unassociated third party — not by the lender — and that the data used to create the barcode lacked a time or date of production. It also could not prove when, or even if the notice had been mailed, and there was no evidence of its delivery. Because we were able to voluntarily provide this information as an expert witness, the title theft case was settled in the client’s favor. Chalk one up for the USPS!


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