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How To Get A Free Background Check

Jun 4, 2008
You've found yourself in a situation that you have to do a free background check. Something in your life has surfaced; or perhaps more than likely, something in your life has surfaced that has to do with someone else and you want to check them out. If you're reading this, you are very wise. Find out how to do a free background check and do it immediately. More times than not, a person does a free background check for the protection of themselves and/or their family.

Let's get down to it. The first question is: is there really such a thing as a free background check?

The answer is not that easy, but honestly it's both yes and no. Yes, you can get some information about someone online doing a free background check, but unless their name is very uncommon, you probably won't get much. But it is free so do it anyway. And no, if the name is fairly common or if you don't have any more information other than a name, you are not going to get the information that you are looking for.

If you are older than 5, you've come to realize that even with a free background check, nothing that is worth anything is ever totally free. So what's the skinny on this?

Search engines, especially the major ones such as Google and Yahoo have claimed that you can get any information that you want by typing it in their browser and allowing the engines to do their stuff. The problem is that most of the information that you are looking for in a free background check just will not be part of the results. That information such as:

* Criminal records
* Current and past employment
* Sex offender status
* Past convictions
* Motor vehicle records including DUIs
* Marital status and past divorces
* Credit check and bankruptcies

All of this information will not be found on a free background check. But you still need to find out what is going on with this person. Perhaps you are renting them an apartment; or maybe you are about to hire them; or even you met them online and are going to meet them in real life; whatever it is, you need something more than a free background check to help you out!

If all else fails, there are tons of companies online that specialize in doing background checks. But buyer beware; some are scams, but some are very legit. Be careful and check them out by looking up reviews from some of their previous customers. Only then can you be safe and not spending your money for nothing or giving your credit card information to an unsecured website.

If you can't find any reviews, go to a site that you trust and link to some of the people they suggest. Usually if they are reputable, they will not recommend someone that is not reputable also. But to begin, don't forget your first step is to try to do your free background check. It won't cost you a dime and you may end up getting some information after all.
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