Background checks are used by individuals and businesses, and allow you to view an individual’s criminal record, education and employment history and other past events, such as reasons for dismissal from previous jobs.
Within a job hiring situation, the reason for the checks is to provide the employer with confidence in the candidate they are hiring, after all, they are an important investment in the business and choosing the wrong individual could end up costing you precious time, organisational reputation and money. An investigator can also find out details of relationships and uncover any inappropriate action, they can observe and keep track of an individual’s movements and provide an overview of their character, activities and past.
What background checks do Private Investigators use?
As well as the items mentioned above, investigators are greatly experienced in this area and can unveil information such as civil litigation records, telephone records (which may include location records), financial records, driving records, property records, and even internet/social networking activities if needs be.
What information can Private Investigators gather about individuals and businesses?
Records research is a core part of what a private investigator carries out. Listed below in the tables are the types of information that can be obtained. These lists are not exhaustive.
Address (current & previous
Birth and Death Date
Birth and Death Location
Social Security Numbers
Social Media Profiles
Business Credit Score
Employees Current and Former
Executives Current and Past
Number of Employees
Owners, Directors and Stakeholders
Pensions and Benefits
If for whatever reason the above information isn’t available, the team can action other investigative tactics such as surveillance and conducting interviews to provide and collate comparable information.
Sensitive Information Gathering
With access to numerous databases and record holder organisations, investigators can find and verify the accuracy of many types of records as detailed below:
Business and Professional Licences
Court and Judgement Records
Driving Offences and Records
Mortgage and Property Records
Sex Offender Records
Importance of using a Private Investigator for background checks
There are a number of companies who will supply a free background check in the market today. It is worth noting that they cannot be held as completely accurate compared to one carried out by a professional investigator. Some are produced with incomplete data. Proactive Investigations will provide a thorough and certified report.
To discuss your requirements or to find out more information please contact the team firstname.lastname@example.org