A while back, if you wanted to find out about someone’s background, there were only two obtains available. The first was to hire a private investigator at a substantial price and an even more substantial chance of falling prey to a scam, or looking through public documents, spending hours in courthouses and other office institutions. Today, we have modern technology at our disposal. We can now check people’s background completely free, using Google, or we can hire a professional company at a far more affordable price than what a private investigator ever would have cost, with the guarantee of a refund if the service was poor. So how do you find the right company to complete this check?
How to Find a Company to Check People’s Background
- Remember that there is no such as “the” best company. This all depends on your needs. Hence, think about what you want to find out and why first.
- Narrow down your options by eliminating any company that does not specialize in what you want to know. There is no need, for instance, to pay for the service of a business that finds marriage and divorce records, when what you are interested in is a criminal background.
- Be ready to pay for the work that is being done, although the price should be fair. And, as stated, the company should also offer an extensive refund policy should the work they do or the results they come up with, not be up to standard.
- Do not be misled by the offer of a “free” background check. Usually, these checks only confirm that something has been found, and you will then have to pay to see the information itself
- Make sure you investigate the terms and conditions of a company before you agree to pay for any service. Look at their customer service, their refund policy, and guarantees they offer, how they handle your privacy, and so on.
- Consider whether the company offers a subscription service. If you foresee a more regular need for conducting a background check, for instance if you are an employer, then it may be worth having a subscription instead of having to pay each time.
- Check out any review you can find about the company. Look on their website, their social media pages, but also independent third parties such as the BBB (Better Business Bureau). This will tell you about the experiences others have had with the company and the results they were able to obtain.
These are just seven pointers to consider. What they point to, more than anything, is that you should use common sense. Naturally, you shouldn’t ever transfer any money or even provide any details to companies that are obvious scams. Equally naturally, the fact is that it is becoming more and more difficult to spot scams, because they aren’t obvious. This means exerting your due diligence at all times and always running a few checks yourself before enlisting someone’s services.