The world is a huge place, and there are so many people whom you are in regular contact with. However, all those people are not as good as you would like them to be. They allhave a few skeletons in their closet, and you might want to know more about them. The easiest way to do that is to conduct a thorough background check on them.
In fact,you can also do background checks on yourself andsee what informationis listed under your name. Ifthere is something undesirable, you maytake the necessary means to correct it. Whether it is your next ‘roomy’ or an incredible date, background checks are a must.However,if you arechecking as an employer or landlord, you must usethe Consumer Reporting Agency to do so underthe Fair Credit Reporting Act.
CRA maintain a standard in the information they provide and are credible. By taking help from non-CRA services, you may land yourself in trouble. The good CRAs divide background checking into groundsuch has renting, insurance, employment history and credit reporting. Of coursethis information is not 100% credible, and it can be disputed by the concerned person on whom the report was made. For personal background checking,any online agency may be availed of.
These websites combine information from Facebook, Google and various other websites. These searches mightjust let you know whether your would-be tenant was a criminal, or whether he was evicted from some place. Amajority of court information is open for public viewing at National Center for State Courts making it possible to collate.
But of course there is always room for error and you must be doubly sure before acting on any of the information you actually receive.