Warning: Online Background Check Services Are Not What You Think

Should You Ditch a Bad Date?

We get asked all the time if we do background checks and we do not.

We do the best we can with someone’s full name, social media, close friends in common and a good hard google search.. but we do not conduct checks because it has failed us in the past.

We can’t be held liable for the information missed by the online service used.

“Online background check providers may provide you with information that makes you feel better about whom you are hiring, doing business with or letting into your home, but in some cases you may be better off using nothing at all than using these online providers.”

The article goes on to say,

“Some—but not all—courts provide online access to court records. In many cases, you still have to research the court records in person at the courthouse.”

Click here to read a PI’s story of how people who use online background check services every day run into mistaken, misleading information.