Skip to comments.If I want to do a background check.......
Posted on 12/26/2006 12:14:29 PM PST by Fawn
Does anyone know of a the best or most reliable source to do a background check on people? I read from what looks like consumer reports that these 3 were the best...but I can't confirm if it is true since I can't confirm that it is a actually a consumer reports website. Beware of Online Background Checks"
Any recommendations on what site would be the best to purchase from for the most in depth search?
Thanks for any help.
On a whim I entered my name into one of the three "top rated" online services. My birthdate was off by 22 years, and it listed a current address as one that I havent lived in for over 10 years..
Thanks. I need to find a reliable one..... There must be alot of freepers who know of one that is good.
Net Detective is just a data-bank of other online investigative services. I'd skip them and go directly to Intellius or Abika. For simple address checks, zabasearch is pretty good.
Zaba and Intellius were the ones who had my information wrong and out of date. If you need a check done on someone, I would recommend hiring a a reputable PI's service..(If you can find one..)
Find a local private investigator. They have a myriad of sources.
I'm mainly interested in criminal and marriage records......those are public records right? Aren't they found in one place on specific names?
Mine has me listed 4 times at my last 4 addresses, with only the oldest one showing a (correct) birthdate.
If I recall correctly, in Florida, you can check court records. A friend of mine searched her ex-husband's. Nasty surprise!
Wow, they had me on Zaba. I changed address and it only took about a year for them to catch up with me. Local investigators charge so much more money... I guess it depends on what exactly you want and how much information of your own you already have. I have found out quite a lot about someone simply by having their e-mail address.
Should you be interested in checking up on a potential child-care provider for sex offenses This Site is useful. The map might scare the heck out of you, though...
Thanks...I checked out all the free ones. I am looking for the best pay site.....
No. You have heard of identity theft, have you not? The information needed to perform a 'background check' is the same information needed to create a false ID.
For criminal records you must address your request to the jurisdiction holding them and that jurisdiction will demand your qualifications for receiving the information.
For a marriage record you will have do address your request to the jurisdiction holding it and justify your privilege.
If it was easy everyone would do it. Tagline...
Dunno! With Identity Theft on the rise no one should depend on rogue databases and information. However, if you would send me your bank account, SS# and $29.95 plus shipping and handling I will send you a CD with the names of all the Nigerian Oil barons!
I tried zabasearch , I got my name but they had my birthdate as 1945!! Way off.
As to onlline "reviews", they are a joke. Camera dealers and web hosting places are known to stuff the ballot boxes, and a "Review" place registered with a TLD of ".to" is pretty unusual for a non -porn site...In other words, zero credibility. And notice that all three "reccommended places" list the same price but with different structures. Probably the same company.
The "Reviewer" is a throwaway website:
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I don't know the cost or what the application process is, but there's www.lexisnexis.com.
You'll get a complete check for free.
A few more bucks... but if accuracy is important....
AND...you are able to hold these professionals to the "standard of care and service" commensurate with their licensing...
BTW... if you have contact with your "mark"... ask them some innocent and generic background questions as a matter of friendly curiosity....
This will give you some benchmarks against which to measure the results the licensed PI gathers in...
Jack is in a container in China....best to go the Zoe route.
I was contemplating a signup to the following for marketing purposes, not especially for bkgnd checks. It's fully guaranteed, staisfaction-wise. Beyond that, I have no personal experience with it. I never put much faith in testimonials, I mean geez, what are they gonna do, put somebody's comment on there that says "your site sucked!"?
Nevertheless, it seemed more credible than most I looked at.
Thanks all! I'll be looking at each one of those...
I hate to write this, but your lawyer can aim you at a reputable PI. They use them a lot.
how many do you have in mind and will this be on-going?
and the exact phrase:
You'll get more than enough results. Most of them are pay services.
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In Missouri we have case.net where you can look up any court case by many keywords. It is run by the government and very complete - I did a check on myself and found a speeding ticket from two years ago. I don't know if other states have similar systems.
Just have a need for a certain security clearance. The FBI will interview everybody you knew in the last 10 years and tell them all to bend over and spread 'em. You get a file in the NSA, FBI, CIA computers that say you are a good guy or girl. Everybody knows who you are. And that's good. That clearance is worth ~ $20K. There are some very hard aerospace engineering jobs to do, if you put the coffee cup down and put some clothes on:):):)