Online Background Checks- They're cheap, but are they really worth it?
One of the questions I am asked most often from business owners, online daters, and entrepreneurs is, “Why can’t I just use one of those cheap, online, instant “Background Check” services to check people out?” Here’s why;
Almost all of the background check websites that you find on the internet are nothing more than sites that automatically search through free, that’s right, FREE public record sources. These companies buy old, outdated information and resell it to you at 20 times the cost. Most of these sites are actually owned by the same company using a different name, selling the same useless information! What they do NOT do is provide you with an actual background check with the current and useful information you are searching for...scammed again!
Private Investigators use real investigative techniques based on years of investigative experience; i.e. interviews, surveillance, trips to the courthouse, phone calls, AND a database that is current, updated, regulated and only available to licensed investigators and law enforcement. Someone who actually knows how to read it and sort through the relevant information, accuracies and inaccuracies, can then interpret the data that is obtained. There are many ways to conduct your own investigation to find out information, but if you don’t have the time, please don’t waste your time or money on bad, outdated info. I’d go for the P.I.
- Julie Jackson, February, 2015
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Cops Are Human Too…or…You Can’t Make This Stuff Up
#1. I’m Having a Baby. Really?
I was working day shift when I observed a speeding vehicle. I determined it was going well over the speed limit and made the stop. After walking up and greeting the man and woman, I asked the male driver if he knew he was speeding. The female passenger interrupted him by stating “Oh yes, officer. We’re having a baby and we need to get to the hospital.” I looked at the passenger, who was skinny as a rail and I was quite puzzled. I decided to take a chance and ask her if I misunderstood, because she obviously didn’t look pregnant. She gave me a big smile and a laugh, and related, “It’s not me. We’re adopting, the mom is in labor and we want to get there for the birth.” Well, I thought to myself. The hospital is nearby. She does seem to be overly exuberant. I don’t think she could fake that. I decided to congratulate them, told them to have a great day, and walked back to my car. I consider it the best excuse I’ve heard.