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We have compiled some of the situations our customers have inquired about in the past
and posted the solutions that we feel can help  If a situation or question that you have is not listed here,
contact us and one of our experienced staff researchers will get back to you, normally within the hour.

“I want to hire a nanny for my 1 year old. The applicant appears very qualified, but she just moved here from Alabama and she has no references. How can I check out her past from here?” - Lisa S (NJ)
Hi Lisa, we have several packages starting at $39.95 to help you make a hiring decision. You can call one of our Staff Researchers at 800-784-8886 to see which package is best for you? The consultation is free.

“I am a female Real Estate agent and I need to show a home later this afternoon in a remote area to a male customer coming from out of town. Can I find out if he has any criminal background?” - Sandy M (NC)
first let me commend you for taking precautions with the type of work you do. Yes, we can definitely help. Send in the subject's name and we will conduct a statewide criminal search that takes about 30 minutes.

“I have contractors remodeling my home next week. How do I check their backgrounds?” - Theodore T (ME)
Theodore, having strangers in ones home is always stressful. The first step is to put away anything of value in a place no workers have access to. Tell the contractor you will need a copy of his proof of insurance and/or bond. You can also ask for the names and dates of birth, or at least ages, of the workers that will be in your home. Once you have this list contact us and request a criminal diagnostics search on each worker including a past address and sex offender search. Do not allow any access to your home until you receive our completed reports. Finally, if you have a home alarm, change the access codes and passwords as soon as the work is complete.

“I want to run a criminal check on a person that has a common name. How can I be sure it’s the right person?” - Alan L (VT)
To insure the accuracy of a criminal diagnostic search we prefer to triangulate the subject's identifiers: name, address, date of birth and social security number. If you don’t have this information we can obtain it. You are speaking about what we call in the industry a “false positive” and to avoid this triangulation is the best defense.

“My daughter wants to marry her boyfriend, but I know he is abusive to her. S he won’t listen to me and my family wants to know about this man's past. We are not rich people, which of your services or searches should I use”? - Sally M NJ
Sally, I understand your situation, many people simply cannot afford to retain an investigator. So we say take the investigation in steps. First Step, we need to know if "John Boyfriend" really is who he says he is so we will run a verification on him with a few easy to find numeric's to confirm his identity. Second step will be to locate all the past addresses on him. Next step will be to run a criminal diagnostic search everywhere we know he has lived. Finally, we'll run a M.A.C.E. to cover other places he may have visited and gotten in trouble. If criminal records come back then you can confront your daughter with the evidence. If she persists with the relationship then you should to contact us for additional help. Doing this investigation your self should be under $75.00.

“I hired some foreign workers and they do have green cards, I checked, but they act awful suspicious when the Police come around. How can I tell if they are really legal without spending a lot of time and money?” - Ollie L (TN)
Ollie, the best search you can do is the I-9 verification, where we verify the information on the Immigration 9 form. If it is not part of your application package, then just send over the application to us and we will verify them for you at about $15.00 per applicant.

“I have a sad situation, one of my employees raped another employee and now the victim employee is suing me plus OSHA investigators are coming out Monday. Am I at fault here”? - Michael O (NC)
Michael, we are not attorneys, but I can tell you that OSHA requires under Federal Law that you must provide a safe working environment for your employees and that means background checking new hires and providing security measures to protect the employees. You may want to call us on this one. We can establish company protocols to ensure that this will not happen again and even help with the criminal investigation.

"I think my comptroller is embezzling funds.  He spends a lot of time on our computer late at night and acts suspicious if I come around. I checked the computer but could not find anything.  How can I find proof or evidence?" - Tammy D. (ME)
Tammy, that’s a great question and a situation we deal with often. Most people do not know that nothing is ever permanently deleted from a hard drive. Once something is deleted you can not see it anymore but it is still hidden on the hard drive. Even the most sophisticated wiping software will alter the data, but not destroy it.  Our Computer Forensic Investigators can normally recover all of the data that was deleted or hidden. I must advise you that computer forensics is a time consuming investigation and is a bit pricey, but in these types of cases, it is money well spent.
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