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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 and 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
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 specific questions.