It’s now possible to background check almost anyone you meet
Wouldn’t you like to know if someone close to you had a criminal record? Do you think that it would be a good idea to pay someone to do work for you if they have been made bankrupt? What about letting a sex offender get close to your children? It’s not that difficult to find out these things about people today and it’s often possible to do absolutely free or very cheap background checks. If it’s that easy and cheap then why not make a habit of doing background checks on everyone.
How many times do you have to get lied to and mistreated before you stop believing in human nature? For most people the answer to that is “not many” and I’m guessing that you are the same. Most people are good, honest and trustworthy, or that’s what I believe at least. Unfortunately there are a small number of people who are not as honest as you would like them to be and it’s this small minority that can do a lot of damage to you as an individual and to society as a whole. It only takes one bad experience with a person like this and you start to loose faith in everyone but you can take steps to avoid this situation.
Background checking has become surprisingly easy to do
You might think that doing a background check on someone takes a long time and is very expensive. Until very recently this was true. Checking someone out involved either doing a lot of legwork yourself or hiring someone to do it for you. There were some things that only a private detective could do so you had no choice if that’s what you wanted. Most of the information that you need to do a background check on someone like criminal records, arrest warrants and sex offender records is now available online in public records web sites so in most normal circumstances you can find what you need very quickly and surprisingly cheaply too.
There are some very good public records web sites on the Internet today that carry billions of records in their databases. You can find criminal records, do arrest warrant or sex offender searches or even just locate someone from their telephone number. This type of web site just gets better every day by the sheer amount of new data that they gather for their database.
Membership of a public records site makes background checking fun
You can use public records web sites on a pay as you go arrangement where each search you perform costs you a little money. The good sites can provide good value for money when you are background checking people in this way. That’s the way I used to do it but as I started to do more and more background checks I switched to using a membership site instead. When you join a public records membership site you can do an unlimited number of absolutely free background checks whenever you like. This can work out much cheaper and be much more fun.
Subscribing to a membership site where all your searches are free can be beneficial in other ways too. You will find that you start doing background checks on a lot more people when you don’t have to watch the dollars mounting up. It will liberate your investigations to the point where finding out information on people becomes a fun and enjoyable thing to do instead of being an expensive task that has to be done.
Today, I think that subscribing to a public records membership site is the way to go. Everyone should have the facility to check people out and you should use it as often as you can on everyone you can manage. If we all did this it might make the world just that little bit better to live in.