CriminalSearches.com: Are Free Criminal Background Searches Risky?
Associated Content, Donna Porter, July 21, 2008
Website Reveals Criminal Arrests on Anyone, Information May Be Wrong
Many Web surfers have heard of free criminal background checks online that otherwise
turn out to be limited in scope and charge a fee, but not CriminalSearches.com, much
to the delight of most law-abiding citizens. Yet, these criminal searches produce fear
and loathing for others, both guilty and innocent. While CriminalSearches.com offers
valuable information to protect you and your family, some of the information is wrong
Criminal searches, not always good for the innocent
Using CriminalSearches.com, I conducted a search on my name and found someone who was
guilty of a drug/alcohol crime and resisting arrest. My name happened to be one of many
aliases for this similarly aged woman. At least the arrest was in Texas, one of about
10 states I've never had the pleasure to visit. My concerns seem to be shared.
As shown by a clip on Fox News, some real estate agents are worried about the validity
of the information and how it may impact home sales.
Conduct a background search on your neighbors
Another double-edge sword with CriminalSearches.com is that one can plug in their physical
address and learn the arrest records of neighbors. This is an invaluable criminal background
search tool for parents, single women and most anyone with safety and property concerns.
Whether you desire to hire a babysitter or need a contractor, CriminalSearches.com can help
people do so with greater peace of mind.
Yet, if a neighbor was not convicted and is otherwise innocent this may not matter to
CriminalSearches.com. If you land on the list, prepare to save money on Halloween candy and
rest assured you'll have a less cluttered social calender -- as word moves along about the
free criminal background search website.
Does CriminalSearches.com replace common sense?
CriminalSearches.com does more good than harm as long as you don't mind the principles of
sacrificing one's rights, a potential innocent, for many. Additionally, no longer will we
need to rely on our judgment to assess someone's character and befriend them.