How to do a Background Check
Today's fast paced society relies on the efficient and almost instant flow of information.
Computers and smart phones have made the Internet available to millions of people who access
the web for a variety of reasons. Some people connect with others and share information about
their own lives. Others use it to take their businesses into the digital world.
While this has made life much more convenient in many ways, it has also made a lot more personal
and public information more easily accessible to others. And if one were to look for more
information about another person, all they would need to know is how to do a background check.
Why Perform a Background Check?
Background checks are performed in a variety of situations. They are commonly conducted when
searching for child care as parents look for information that would raise concerns about
bringing an unscrupulous person into contact with their children. In fact, many child care
providers freely distribute their own background checks so prospects know they are on the up
What's in a Background Check?
Background checks typically provide information such as address history, criminal records, and
bankruptcy records. In the United States, the Fair Credit Reporting Act allows people certain
legal rights when a consumer report or background check is performed if the information in the
report is used as a reason to render that person non-hirable.
Conducting a Background Check
When conducting a background check, the first step is to compile information on the person to
be investigated. So, for instance, you will want to write down everything you know about a
person including their name, address, email address, phone number, social security number, and
anything else you might have.
Once you have taken the time to compile all of that background information, you will want to
perform a people search on PeopleFinders.com. Once you have entered the data and clicked search
you will be presented with a list of results of people who match that criteria. From this list
you will be able to identify which person is the one you are looking for. The types of
information presented will vary based on available data, but they can include name, age,
aliases, known addresses, possible relatives, and more.
Learn More About Background Checks
If you are interested in learning more about background checks, make sure to browse our Search
Tips section and blog, as well as reach out to us in the Contact Us section if you have any