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Background Checks

Background investigation resources for private detectives, police officers and employers. In this section, you'll find a list of reputable background check providers, a comprehensive list of employment check research tools, and many other resources for checking into the history of applicants, employees and other subjects.

public records research

Public Records Research: How to Find the Best Databases and Websites

What are Public Records? Public records refer to data and information that has been filed or recorded by public agencies that is not considered to...
criminal records

Criminal Records: How to Search the Right Databases and Websites

A criminal record is an official record of a person's criminal history. Criminal history and criminal record searches are often used by potential employers, lenders...
address search

How to Search for an Address Using Online Search Services

Address search tools allow you to look up addresses and conduct reverse address, phone and email searches, and others. Many address lookup tools offer the ability...

Who is Your Nanny? Check Your Caregiver’s Background

Who is Your Nanny? Nanny Background Check By Alan Payton, President of the Investigative Support Group, Inc. Take this example:  You recently had your first child.  And...
records

How to Access State Criminal Records for Employment Checks

Learn How to Access State Criminal Records Once upon a time, gaining access to state records was challenging. The historically primitive research methods took you...

Pre-Employment Screening History Reports for Evaluating and Hiring Employees

Pre-employment screening is an essential hiring activity for most employers, who prefer avoiding lawsuits and hiring someone that is prone to or has made...

State Records and Database Information Searches

Performing a simple state background check is a great way to make sure that you will remain safe in a variety of situations. After...

Background Check Books: Learn how to Check Out Someone’s History

One of the most frequently requested services of a private investigator is to conduct a background check.  P.I.'s conduct background checks for clients on...

Dating Background Reports – Check Out Your Date

The following investigative reports are designed for men or women who want to check the background of the person they are dating, or about...
International Background check

International Investment Risk Cut by Due Diligence Investigations

International recruiting and investment is a common practice in today's global marketplace. Changing labor and economic environments have pushed companies to look for opportunities...