The world of background check services can be very confusing and sometimes misleading to the consumer. There are a wide range of different services and options out there. As a Private Investigator specializing in online record retrieval and background checks I am always looking at new and more efficient was to get the job done. In this article I will explain some of the services and what they do to get you results.
If you were to hire a Private Investigation Firm they would use a wide range of sources to get the most background information on a subject. Some of the things we search in the process of a background check are basic residence history, criminal records, civil court filings, motor vehicle history and sometimes if applicable, jail records. Depending on the state and their procedures so of this stuff is able to be checked online are some things are only available by an in person visit. A good example is the state of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles that only offers records at an office in their headquarters. There are many databases that are compiled just for the Private Investigative and Insurances industries. These are very costly which is why the investigator’s fees may be fairly high. Hiring a Private Investigative firm for a background check will cost the consumer a few hundred dollars.
A more cost effective solution for the consumer is a subscription to a background check service. What they do is pool massive amounts of data into one place that is searchable by the subscriber. Many of the database services have millions upon millions of records compiled and ready to be searched. This allows the consumer to have access to the most records in one place for the most reasonable cost.
One quick word of warning; be sure to carefully select your background check service prior to signing up for a subscription. A good reputable service should offer a guarantee, some sort of customer service and preliminary results in your search.