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How do Background Check Sites Find Your Information?


Background checks via a service provider like CheckPeople are probably the best way to delve into someone's past, background, and character. These services use public data and reports as sources. Usually, data repositories, the federal or state governments, and private companies generate background checks automatically. 

What Does a Background Check Include? 

The information typically included in a background check is the person's date of birth, age, any other names they go by, and names. They can also include the names and the addresses of their relatives, civil records and judgments, arrests, crimes committed, traffic tickets, online presence, social media information, bankruptcies, and marriage records. 


Almost all Information is Public 

By law, almost all of this information has been made public, and anyone willing to spend time looking for it will find it. Some jurisdictions allow people to search their web portals. It isn't so simple in others, which sometimes require you to go to their county courthouse and search on location. A court runner can do this too. 

By public record, one normally means vital records such as birth, death, marriage, and divorce, traffic tickets, bankruptcies, lawsuits, and other civil issues. On the other hand, we typically associate criminal history, arrest records, criminal records, and other crime-related data with a "background check." 


Identity Verification and Applicant Information

Background check services and consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) get most of their data from applicants. Housing and job applicants submit applications, resumes, and other screening forms. The agency will have this data verified or rejected if the applicant was dishonest. They will search birth records, credit headers, the DMV, and other third-party sources of public information. 


Sometimes the information provided by applicants is misleading, which can slow the recruitment process down. Many employers that want to maintain low staff turnoverturn to an online hiring portal to minimize the risk of errors. FULL ARTICLE