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In today's day and age, background checks are becoming a useful tool for individuals. Many people use investigative services to make sure that those closest to them are actually who they say they are. As a high-tech way to screen dates or make sure a neighborhood is safe for your children, background checks can be used to research your friends, family, and acquaintances.

Get a Background Check on Anyone with eVerify Today! In the past, background checks were typically performed by employers to screen potential hires. This entailed verifying employment records, a person's education, gaps in employment history, a person's identity and address, their credit worthiness, and whether they had a criminal record. These checks were especially important for jobs that require a high degree of security, such as with a school or financial institution. In instances such as these, employment screenings have been shown to significantly reduce employee theft and dishonesty. Certain industries such as banking, financial, security, transportation, childcare, health care, teaching, law enforcement, and so on, require background checks on all employees. Other fields only require background checks in certain instances.

Many background check services offer a vast array of investigative tools. Some services offer you unlimited access to their databases and records, putting state, federal, and county records at your fingertips. Other services will prepare detailed reports for you on the individual you have asked them to research.

There are a number of features to consider when looking for a background check service. Some of these include:

  • Cost.  Does the background check service provide a cost-effective function that meets your particular needs? Are there any hidden fees?
  • Quality of Service.  Does the background check company provide adequate access to investigative databases and research materials? Can you find all the information you need to help you make hiring/personal decisions?
  • Professionalism.  Is the background check website professional and credible? Can you rely on the information the company provides? has reviewed and ranked the best background check services available today. We hope this information helps you select the background check service that's right for you!

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Background Check Reviews

5 stars
E Verify

E Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

eVerify is a top background check service website that allows anyone to quickly and efficiently identify social, criminal, and address activity of anyone in the 50 states. eVerify offers a convenient monthly membership that gives you unlimited searches and has access to over 1 billion records. The eVerify program is straightforward and earns our highest rating.
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4 stars
Background Report 360


Background Report 360 offers fast, accurate, and user-friendly background checks. The website connects you instantly to Internet-based records, allowing you to investigate and locate practically anyone. Background Report 360 is an affordable service that earns high marks. Read More... Visit

4 stars


Verispy is an A+ Better Business Bureau rated company that provides comprehensive background searches using over 1 billion public records. If you anticipate ongoing background checks on various individuals, the monthly service is the way to go. However, this one is priced slightly higher than some of the other services available today.
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3.5 stars
Gov Registry


Gov Resources is a self-service online public background check website. You can search any public record you are looking for through this website, allowing you to find information about friends, family, neighbors, potential dates, acquaintances, and fellow employees.
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3 stars


Intelius is a simple, self-explanatory website that enables you to run background checks on people. Intelius costs more than other websites we reviewed, and they offer a limited service. Therefore, if you are looking for a more extensive investigative resource, you might try one of the higher-rated selections. Read More... Visit

2.5 stars
Background Searcher


Background Searcher is not as thorough as some of the other websites we have looked at. Additionally, you will be responsible for all of the fees charged by the other websites Background Searcher links you to. Therefore, we recommend one of the higher-rated services. Read More... Visit

2 stars
US Search


US Search is a background check website that offers comprehensive search options to its users. Their prices range from $39.95 - $295.00, which is quite higher than the other websites we reviewed. Based on the exorbitant prices US Search charges, we recommend one of the higher-rated services. Read More... Visit

The Popularity of Background Checks

Employers are doing it. Daters are doing it. Even the government is doing it.

So what is the “it” we’re referring to here? Background checks.

With 69 percent of all employers admitting they now conduct background checks on all employees, and the top three online dating websites making background checks a requirement for using their service, the popularity of conducting such searches continues to grow. Even the government is considering tighter background checks for the purchase of firearms as part of a broader package on gun safety.

Not even social media is exempt from the long-reaching arm of the background check. While a person can make their social media accounts private, and be cautious of what they post about themselves, what they cannot control is what other people post about them. Embarrassing photos from last summer’s pool party – where you were holding a beer in each hand as you belly-flopped into the pool – easily can surface on someone else’s website or social media account. So even if you think you’re being discreet, there is always the chance that someone else is not.

We already know that conducting background checks is becoming popular in the public and private sectors. But what kind of information frequently is sought out during a background check?

  • Basic Background Check. These kinds of background checks are comprehensive and thorough, revealing such information as a person’s date of birth, any marriages/divorces and even if they’ve ever claimed bankruptcy. It also can include a criminal history, which details any criminal convictions.
  • Criminal Background Check. Sometimes an employer or private person isn’t interested in learning about every place someone has lived in their lifetime – or whether they’ve been married four times in 15 years. Sometimes, the only information that is being sought is a criminal conviction history, which can be obtained through a criminal background check. These checks can be conducted through a number of third-party agencies, which charge from $15 to $40 for their services. Any criminal convictions, including jail time served, will be included in the report.
  • Credit Report Check. Second only in popularity to a criminal background check, 21 percent of employers are now conducting credit report checks on potential employees. Unlike a background check – which can be conducted without a person’s knowledge or consent – employers and others are required by law to seek an individual’s permission prior to conducting a credit report check.

While some agencies will insist they can conduct thorough background checks with only a person’s name, reputable agencies also will require a valid social security number as well. Using a social security number, in conjunction with a person’s full name (first, middle and last), helps eliminate the margin of error in confusing two people with a similar name.

As with credit reports, it is important to understand that sometimes background checks contain inaccurate and misleading information. This can be incredibly frustrating for someone who may be confused with another person of a similar name who has committed a crime. Just as ordering an annual credit report to check for errors is a good idea; it is advisable to occasionally conduct a background check on yourself for the same purposes.




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