Are you looking investigate or find information about someone? A background check is recommended for finding information whether that person is a girlfriend/boyfriend fiancé, family friend, daycare provider, neighbor, boss, business partner, handyman, or new tenant. A background check can be done without the knowledge of the person you are checking on and it only takes a few clicks of a mouse from the comfort of your home or office, an affordable fee and you can learn just about anything you want to know about anyone you know.
It is great that you can find anything that you want to know, but the amount of information will depend on the person you are looking into and also which company you are performing the search with. As a general rule, the more you pay for the service, the more detailed your results will be.
Here are some typical results that will be found in a background search:
Aliases: A lot of people believe that aliases are only used to hide your identity, but an alias is also a variation of your name and many people use slight variations of their name on public records. Example, Robert Smith may sign public record documents with the aliases of Robert F Smith, Rob Smith, Bob Smith, and so forth. When a more detailed investigation is needed, aliases provide much needed assistance.
Criminal history: Criminal and incarceration records are available to the general public and they should always be included in a background check. Results should be detailed and provide more information than just an arrest date, they should also include a short explanation of the crime. Driving Violations while not technically considered a criminal history could also be included in your results.
Bankruptcies and liens: Looking at a person’s financial status will tell you a about that person and help you see more who you are dealing with. Any background check you perform you should look for this background information. The balance in a person’s savings or checking account will generally not be disclosed, but bankruptcies, foreclosures, and bank liens, should be.
Address history: If someone has moved around a lot to might make it difficult to find out information so a current address should be included in a background check. Some investigators want to do more than just request a background check, but talk to former neighbors and in these cases a previous addresses will be required. At the very least, an address history should go back four years.
Current address and information on home: If the person you are investigating is a homeowner, you should be provided with detailed information on their home. In addition to their home address, the value of their home should also be included in the results.
Neighborhood information: If you choose a cheaper background checks the neighborhood information may not be included in your results. But a more extensive background check will produce more results concerning the person you are searching’s neighborhood. Some of the details that could be included in this information are the names of neighbors, crime statistics, and a detailed map.
Small claims and judgments: If a person filed a small claims lawsuit against another person or business, that will appear on a background check. On the other hand, if the person you want to know more about had a civil lawsuit filed against them, it will also appear in background check results.
Relatives and known business associates: As previously stated, a background check may answer questions, but it may lead to more. In that case, inquisitions are made. To find out about someone, it is important to know his or her associates. Extensive background checks will divulge immediate relatives and known business associates. Even if only provided with a name, a standard internet search could lead to contact information.
The above mentioned records are just a few of the many that will appear in background check results. In short, the more information you want, the more extensive search you need to perform or pay for.