Is There a Background Check Bureau?
There is currently no main database for background checks as there is for getting credit checks. You know the big three credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experion (formerly TRW) and TransUnion. The criminal records databases (like our vendor’s) are compiled by taking records from city and state government sources and also police and sheriff records to report arrests and convictions.
There are millions upon millions of records in our vendor’s database gathered in this manner with more background records added constantly. All of these records are considered public records and are made available for searching.
If you want to see if your potential baby sitter has a record in the state she’s from or do a background check on that new love interest that you met online. You can screen anyone and see if there are felony convictions, misdemeanor offenses, DUI’s or drug charges in their background. Arrests and convictions are also available for all 50 states. If you aren’t sure where someone is from or where they have lived you can order a background check on all 50 states at once.
When you order a background check online, the database will be quickly searched and the results will be delivered on your screen in mere seconds. Best of all, if you’re nervous that someone will know – like your potential new love interest- that you checked their background; no worries – a background check through the database is absolutely discreet and if you don’t tell – no one will know.