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http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 12-26-06 | me

Posted on 12/26/2006 12:14:29 PM PST by Fawn

Total Vanity.

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.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: backgroundcheck; criminal; feelsafe

1 posted on 12/26/2006 12:14:31 PM PST by Fawn
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To: Fawn

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..


2 posted on 12/26/2006 12:16:45 PM PST by cardinal4
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To: cardinal4

Thanks. I need to find a reliable one..... There must be alot of freepers who know of one that is good.


3 posted on 12/26/2006 12:19:31 PM PST by Fawn (NEVER GO TO 'APPLIANCE KING' IN BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA--THEY SCAM YOU!!!)
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To: Fawn

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.


4 posted on 12/26/2006 12:21:13 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady
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Zaba and Intellius were the ones who had my information wrong and out of date.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..)

5 posted on 12/26/2006 12:23:55 PM PST by cardinal4
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To: Fawn

Find a local private investigator. They have a myriad of sources.


6 posted on 12/26/2006 12:24:51 PM PST by FReepaholic (Give me ambiguity or give me something else.)
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To: cardinal4

I'm mainly interested in criminal and marriage records......those are public records right? Aren't they found in one place on specific names?


7 posted on 12/26/2006 12:25:52 PM PST by Fawn (NEVER GO TO 'APPLIANCE KING' IN BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA--THEY SCAM YOU!!!)
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To: cardinal4

Mine has me listed 4 times at my last 4 addresses, with only the oldest one showing a (correct) birthdate.


8 posted on 12/26/2006 12:26:54 PM PST by RockinRight (To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors. - Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: FReepaholic
Find a local private investigator. They have a myriad of sources

Probably the best advice.

9 posted on 12/26/2006 12:27:00 PM PST by CAWats ( For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong)
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To: Fawn
Call up the NSA. They might be able to help.
Tell them you are a personal friend of Jack Bauer's and I'm sure they'll "open a socket" for you to access their database.
</sarcasm>
10 posted on 12/26/2006 12:27:11 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (This is my tagline. There are many like it but this one is mine.)
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To: Fawn

If I recall correctly, in Florida, you can check court records. A friend of mine searched her ex-husband's. Nasty surprise!


11 posted on 12/26/2006 12:27:16 PM PST by ozaukeemom (tt)
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To: cardinal4

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.


12 posted on 12/26/2006 12:28:36 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: Fawn; A_perfect_lady
APL beat me to it, but zabasearch is OK for a free site. The other sites mentioned here are, in fact, pay sites, but it might be worth your coin if what you're after is more complicated than a simple criminal conviction.

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...

13 posted on 12/26/2006 12:29:47 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

Thanks...I checked out all the free ones. I am looking for the best pay site.....


14 posted on 12/26/2006 12:32:33 PM PST by Fawn (NEVER GO TO 'APPLIANCE KING' IN BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA--THEY SCAM YOU!!!)
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To: Fawn

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...


15 posted on 12/26/2006 12:32:34 PM PST by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: Fawn

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!


16 posted on 12/26/2006 12:33:47 PM PST by Young Werther
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To: dhuffman@awod.com
All you need to do to commit identity theft is use the persons name, address and phone number....you don't even need Social Security numbers anymore.
You always hear about people doing background checks on people they date or do business with. The pay sites. That's what I'm looking for ....the most reliable.....the best pay site.
17 posted on 12/26/2006 12:36:50 PM PST by Fawn (NEVER GO TO 'APPLIANCE KING' IN BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA--THEY SCAM YOU!!!)
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To: Fawn

I tried zabasearch , I got my name but they had my birthdate as 1945!! Way off.


18 posted on 12/26/2006 12:47:43 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: cardinal4
Zaba USED to be pretty good. They were bought by some enterpreneur type and the last time I used them it was a waste of time and money..they just produced an endless stream of teasers and baiters for further services.

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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19 posted on 12/26/2006 12:48:53 PM PST by Gorzaloon (Global Warming: A New Kind Of Scientology for the Rest Of Us.)
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To: Fawn

I don't know the cost or what the application process is, but there's www.lexisnexis.com.


20 posted on 12/26/2006 12:50:58 PM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: Fawn
Have your mark register as a conservative Republican, then convince him to run for public office.

You'll get a complete check for free.

21 posted on 12/26/2006 12:53:01 PM PST by labette (Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made ...)
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To: Fawn

Try: publicdata.com


22 posted on 12/26/2006 12:59:22 PM PST by kkalman
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To: Fawn
Contact a licensed and bonded private investigator...
OR.... ask your attorney to engage a trusted PI...

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...

23 posted on 12/26/2006 1:00:22 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The answers remain available; Wisdom is obtained by asking all the right questions!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Jack is in a container in China....best to go the Zoe route.


24 posted on 12/26/2006 1:08:52 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: Fawn

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!"?

http://gov-records.com/?hop=lrvaff2&OVRAW=Phone%20Number%20Search&OVKEY=phone%20number%20for&OVMTC=standard

Nevertheless, it seemed more credible than most I looked at.


25 posted on 12/26/2006 1:14:30 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (When Bubba lies, the finger flies!)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Thanks all! I'll be looking at each one of those...


26 posted on 12/26/2006 1:21:10 PM PST by Fawn (NEVER GO TO 'APPLIANCE KING' IN BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA--THEY SCAM YOU!!!)
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To: CAWats
Find a local private investigator. They have a myriad of sources Probably the best advice.

I hate to write this, but your lawyer can aim you at a reputable PI. They use them a lot.

27 posted on 12/26/2006 1:25:14 PM PST by Ace's Dad ("There are more important things: Friendship, Bravery...")
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To: Fawn

how many do you have in mind and will this be on-going?


28 posted on 12/26/2006 1:33:31 PM PST by APRPEH (id theft info available on my profile page)
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To: Fawn
Just do an advanced search for the exact phrase:

marriage records

and the exact phrase:

criminal records.

You'll get more than enough results. Most of them are pay services.

29 posted on 12/26/2006 1:35:15 PM PST by technomage (Protest Voters are ignorant, immature, selfish people who have no capacity for long term thinking)
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To: Fawn
I've used www.knowx.com to find someone who illegally sold me a car he didn't own and find some family property on the east coast that was ...... well, it's a long story, but you might try it.
30 posted on 12/26/2006 2:31:53 PM PST by cd jones (Liberals: spreading misery, calling it equality)
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To: Fawn

Bump for later


31 posted on 12/26/2006 3:05:54 PM PST by babygene (Never look into the laser with your last good eye...)
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To: Fawn
I'm mainly interested in criminal and marriage records......those are public records right? Aren't they found in one place on specific names?

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.

32 posted on 12/26/2006 4:10:59 PM PST by TheHound (You would be paranoid too - if everyone was out to get you.)
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To: Fawn

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:):):)


33 posted on 12/26/2006 6:26:09 PM PST by BobS
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To: Billthedrill
Wooaa.. The map did startle me, i didn't there were that many sex offenders in my neighborhood.. will definitely bookmark this site... I came across this interesting site about criminal background checks, very informative and has numerous articles on the subject as well as related topics..
34 posted on 07/28/2009 5:22:35 AM PDT by charliebrown1984 (life saving information!)
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