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Learn the Simple Truths about Carrying Out a Criminal Background Check

Have you ever carried out an online background check on anyone or even yourself? You could be interested in checking any information about you that is floating out there without your knowledge.  You can also carry out a background check on your roommate or your new crush.  Don’t get it twisted; the world has become evil and you just don’t want to be caught up in a relationship with a serial killer.

When performing the background search, you can’t just use any online service.  You have to use a consumer reporting agency that is licensed and meets the required standards for data protection and dispute resolution.

Who should you trust to give you valid information?

You may or may not have noted that most criminal records are never available to the public.  This is because they can easily be compromised if they are made available to everyone through the internet.

The best public criminal records lookup is found in either the government offices or the licensed private companies also known as CRAs that meet all the requirements set by law. Authorized representatives of these private companies always know where to look up the required information and they are liable for the information they provide.

Why should you pay for these services? 

Did you know that it takes real work to get valid results?  Though every detail is on the online portal, it takes more than keying in the data and the information popping up.  You have to search all the different criminal checks to fetch the right information you are looking for.

These databases contain millions of people who are arrested every year and finding such information can be tedious.  It is therefore wise to give your search ample time to get the required quality results.  These services charge a small fee but it is well worth it!  Remember, you are paying someone to do all your dirty digging.

The payment caters for both the search and the mailing of the information to your address.  Do not fall for scam companies that may seem cheap or free but may compromise the information that you receive. Always go for the professionals!

What areas do you consider when carrying out the criminal background check?

The two most common areas that are commonly checked include:

  • Arrests and evictions– You have probably heard that a Google search will only give you little information about what you are looking for. You will not get information about whether the person has been arrested or evicted in the past.  This is very vital information for anyone you are carrying out the check on.  Your state official government has all the information on anyone arrested or evicted.  Check for evictions in all the addresses for the past 7-10 years.

  • Convictions – Look out for civil judgments like bankruptcies and court orders to pay debts that have been issued to the individual. This information is actually given for free to anyone.  You can get your credit report once a year from all the reporting agencies.  This can make your work easier when maybe doing a background check on your roommate.

Be sure to use all the different background checks platforms – national, state, federal and local – to get all the required details.

About RJ Frometa

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