Do you want to run your own a criminal records check? Nowadays, the majority of people will consider performing a background check at some point of their lives, for one of the following reasons:
1) To find out if a prospective business partner has been convicted of fraud and is therefore unreliable,
2) To see if their partner is already married,
3) To find our if a prospective employee or tenant is actually an honest person,
4) To check out a Facebook friend,
5) To discover if the new nanny they are about to hire has a history of child abuse. These are only a few of the situations that make background checks necessary in order to protect yourself and your family.
So, how do you perform a background check?
First let’s talk about how not to do a criminal search: You don’t have to fall prey to one of these so called free websites that always end up asking you for you credit card and you don’t have to spend your time filling out forms, waiting in line and explaining your case to government office workers in many different public offices. Performing a complete background check on someone doesn’t have to be so difficult or time-consuming.
The problem is that even though there are a few government websites that allow you to conduct free criminal record checks, they usually don’t give you complete access to the information. So if you need instant and reliable results, the best thing you can do is to use a paid criminal records check service.
Most online companies offer access to their huge databases for just a few dollars. They will not only give you information of a person’s criminal and jail record and data on arrests or convictions, but also on bankruptcies, civil records, marital status, address history, list of owned property and much more. Also, they will provide you with information on: Phone Numbers, Addresses, Any Known Neighbors and Relatives, Correctional Files, Family History, Court Records, Birth and Death Records, Corporate Filings, Inmate Data, Business Information, Ancestry Archives, Lost people, Old Marriage Records, Missing people, Sentencing Files, Sex Offenders and more.
What is more, these companies offer a No Hit No Fee policy which means that if your search produces no results they will not charge you anything and also allow you unlimited searches for only a small one time fee. However, you need to keep in mind that some states do not allow access to certain types of record, which means that some searches will return any reports.