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Do You Need a Free Background Check?

Is there a way to run a free background check?

So the most frequent question I get asked is, “How do I run a background check for free?”.  My response has always been, “It is not possible”.  And that has been the truth… until now.  Under normal circumstances, background checks cannot possibly be free and I would advise everyone to be extremely skeptical and suspicious of any site advertising any type of background check for “free”.  Most everyone who asks me about free background checks tells me that they have seen them advertised all over the internet but when they follow the link, they are required to pay.  It is frustrating to see how many dishonest advertisers there are out there just trying to lure you in with false promises of a free product that does not exist!

So how is what I am about to tell you any different from all those other advertisements?  Continue reading

August 10, 2010 Posted by | Background Checks, Criminal Records, Investigative Parenting, Public Records Search, Sex Offender Registry | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Is Inteligator a Scam???

So it is time for a reality check.  As you can see from the number of comments posted on the article we released detailing how to cancel an Inteligator membership, there are a lot people feeling frustrated with the Inteligator product.  We reviewed the signup and cancellation process provided by Inteligator and it seems to be fairly straight-forward but something is amiss if this many people are struggling with the concept of how to cancel a subscription.  In our opinion, Inteligator needs to provide a better cancellation procedure so that their customers can easily end a subscription should they decide they no longer need to product.  Other companies offer toll free phone numbers so that their customers can actually speak with a representative.  This allows the customer to know for sure that their account has been terminated to their satisfaction.  Continue reading

November 7, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Criminal Records, Public Records Search, Reverse Phone Lookup, Sex Offender Registry | , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

How to Cancel Your Inteligator Membership

I wanted to add a quick comment prior to you reading further.  I have received literally hundreds of comments on this article.  Unfortunately, nearly every comment is some variation on a request that I cancel someone’s inteligator account.  Let me again clearly state that I DO NOT OWN INTELIGATOR!  I wrote this to help people who are confused as to how to cancel their subscription.  For those of you who wish to share a comment at the end of this article, I welcome you!  But please do not ask me to cancel your subscription as I have no way of doing this for you!  Now, on to the article…..

I have had many people ask me how to cancel a recurring membership with Inteligator.  Let me first say that in my opinion, none of the “unlimited” background check services are worth much.  Background checks cost too much to produce for a company to offer unlimited access for basically the same price as a single decent report.  Bottom line, this goes back to the common statement that, “You get what you pay for”.  If you are serious about needing a background check, then you ought to be using a service that charges on a “per report” basis. 

In regards to inteligator, I have noticed that some overly aggressive salespeople (in no way affiliated with this blog or me personally) have failed to mention that this is a recurring billing program.  Even though the fact that this is a product that bills customers on a monthly basis is clearly stated on the checkout page, many people have not seen or noticed that information.  They do not realize they are being billed monthly until they see the charge on their credit card a month or two down the line.  This creates some very unhappy customers!

So, for those of you seeking to cancel your subscription to Inteligator for whatever reason, let me walk you through the process.  But before I d0 so, allow me to again clarify that I DO NOT OWN Inteligator.com!  I chose to write this article as a personal courtesy to the many people who have come to me seeking advice on how to cancel their monthly subscription to the Inteligator Unlimited Background check plan.   I am not exactly sure why everyone isn’t simply asking Inteligator directly.  But either way, I am happy to do all I can to help people understand what they need to do.  No one should ever face a situation where they purchased an online product or service and then have no idea how to return the product or cancel the service. 

As for the cancellation procedure itself, this has changed several times over the last couple years so you should be sure to visit Inteligator’s “Terms or Service Agreement” page  in order to make sure you have the most accurate information.  Following is some pertinent information from that page:  

Terms of Purchase
 Payment of fees for purchases of InteliGator services must be made with either a valid credit or debit card (Payment Information). If your Payment Information is insufficient, or not accurate, current, and complete, and you do not notify us promptly when such information changes, we may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any use of InteliGator.
 
You may choose to purchase a 3, 4, 7 or 14 day trial to InteliGator’s Basic or Advanced membership. If you decide to cancel within the trial period, you will only be
charged the trial period fee. To cancel during the trial period, contact InteliGator within the trial period by sending in your cancelation request to cancellations@inteligator.com.  Please note that trial period fees are billed in advance; we will not refund the unused portion of your trial period. 
 
Following the trial period, your membership fees (Fees) will be billed to the credit or debit card provided as part of your Payment Information on a one-time yearly or monthly recurring basis, depending upon your chosen membership level.
Inteligator has recently also provided a specific page on their website to assist their customers through the cancellation process.  You can access that page by CLICKING HERE.  According to what I read in Inteligator’s documentation, you must submit your cancellation request 24 hours before the deadline of either your trial or the beginning of your next billing cycle in order to avoid further charges.  Personally, I think this is a bunch of garbage!  You should never be required to submit a request to terminate a service 24 hours before the deadline!  They should allow you to submit your request anytime prior to the actual deadline but that is how they do it so be warned! 
 
I hope this information helps and welcome any comments, suggestions or questions.  If you are serious about running a background check then visit CompleteReviews.net for reviews of the best, most legitimate background check providers on the internet.

September 2, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Criminal Records, Public Records Search | , , , , , , , | 354 Comments

How to Run a Background Check on your Nanny

For so many of us, it is an unfortunate reality that we cannot be with our children as much as we might wish.  Life demands so much of us and the need to keep our children safe and cared for often forces us to trust others with that care.  I am intimately aware of the worry that constantly eats away at you when someone else is caring for your child… especially when that child is too young to tell you about how things are with their caretaker.  You do all you can to ensure that you hire someone who will be kind and caring.  But how can you truly know who that person is?  What do they act like when you are away?  Is there anything in their past that, if you were to know about it, would keep you from hiring them? Continue reading

July 6, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Children, Criminal Records, Investigative Parenting, Parenting | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making Sure Mr. Right Really Is Mr. Right

I have heard so many stories lately about innocent women (and men) who found out shocking things about their partners after months in the relationship… things that, had they known originally, would certainly have kept them from ever getting involved with that person to begin with.  It is a sad statement on our society!  It makes me scared to ever let me daughter date anyone… ever! Continue reading

June 10, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Dating, Public Records Search, Sex Offender Registry | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How To Get A Criminal Record Expunged or Sealed.

How to get a Criminal Record Expunged or Sealed

Having any kind of criminal record can have dire long-term consequences.  It can prevent you from getting a job, from being accepted to school, from adopting children, etc.  But mistakes made in our past don’t necessarily need to haunt us for the rest of our lives.  In many cases, a criminal record can be sealed or even expunged.  This in turn may allow you to legally never mention the conviction again (unless you want to work for the F.B.I. or something). Continue reading

April 24, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Criminal Records, Public Records Search, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

How To Run A Background Check On Yourself.

Right now you are either happy to have finally found the answer you were looking for, or you are wondering why on earth someone would want to run a background check on themselves.  For those of you in the first group, you can skip over the next section since you already know why you are here! Continue reading

April 23, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Criminal Records, Public Records Search | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reverse Email Lookup: CompleteReviews.net Recommended Sites

Of all the public record search products, reverse email lookup is one of the most difficult to find.  Not many companies offer this service and to be honest, the results success rate is lower than with other products.  The reason is that so many companies like Yahoo and Google allow users to easily create email accounts based on phony credentials.  But that is no cause for concern as the reverse email lookup sites recommended by CompleteReviews.net have a “No Hit, No Pay” policy. Continue reading

April 23, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Criminal Records, Investigative Parenting, Public Records Search, Reverse Email Lookup | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reverse Look Up On Cell Phone Numbers

For as long as I can remember, if I wanted to know someone’s phone number I could just grab that huge ugly yellow book and look it up. If I wanted to know who owned a phone number I could just call information services. Then we recieved a gift from heaven… caller id! Gone were the days I spent prank calling random people in my town cause if I did, they called me right back and asked for my parents!

Caller id was such a cool invention because it helped remove anonymity from the telephone. It made people more accountable for their actions. Of course some learned ways to work around that little box but for the most part, it served its purpose.

Well, unfortunately, anonymity has re-entered the world of electronic communications. Only this time it is cellular phones that are the culprit. How does one go about looking up someone’s cell phone number? Or better yet, how do you find out who owns a specific cell number? Where is that big yellow book? It is on the internet my friend and it is easier than ever to find what you are looking for!

Armed with just a cell phone number, reverse phone look up services can allow you to find not only the owner of that phone number, but also their address, criminal history, mortgage carrier, relatives, neighbors and more. Now that is some serious power!

The only drawback is that reverse phone look ups are not free. Some internet ads may lure you in with claims that they are free but, trust me, it is just a way to hook you in. By “free” they mean, the search is free to do. Of course if you want to actually see the information that results from said search… well that part is not so free.

www.CompleteReviews.net has invested countless hours into research and testing the reverse phone lookup marketplace and we have uncovered some excellent products. These services do not claim to be free. They tell you right up front what you are going to have to pay for their services. By the way, it is generally about $14 for a successful search but all 3 top products offer unlimited search add-ons for less than $10. The sites we recommend have all passed rigorous testing protocols that have proven they have the data (over 3 billion records to work with) to backup their assertion that they are the best in the industry.

So you can spend hours and waste money chasing after the ads you will find all over the internet claiming free services, or you can go with a trusted, tested, proven product that will provide you with exactly what you need… information!

For detailed reviews on our top rated reverse phone look up services, visit www.CompleteReviews.net/reversephonelookup.html .

April 17, 2009 Posted by | Cell Phones, Public Records Search | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dating Advice: Don’t Guess… Know!

Dating is one of the most crucial processes we will ever go through in our lives.  It is the chance we have to ensure that the person we may become involved with is someone we really do want to become involved with.  It is a fun and exciting time in life which can lead to long-term happiness and fulfillment.  Unfortunately, the choices we make during this critical time can also lead to great heartache if we are decieved by our partner.

We have this one shot to find out who they truly are.  But it is very hard to know for sure based on our interactions alone.  And, to make things more difficult, we can’t just start asking the person we are dating if they have a criminal record for example.  These kinds of questions can damage trust in the relationship. 

So how can we make sure that the person we are dating is really the man or woman of our dreams without them knowing that we are “checking up” on them?  The answer is simple; we use public record searching. 

Did you know that, armed with just a cell phone number, you can find out a ton of information about someone?  With just this tiny piece of information, you can run a full background check on practically anyone.  And reverse phone lookups are just the tip of the iceburg.  With just a few mouse clicks you can find out if your “potentially” signficant other has a criminal record or if they have ever been married (or God forbid, are married). 

And you can do all this in complete anonymity!  They will have no idea that you are checking up on them so you do not have to ask any “sensitive” questions early on in a relationship.  It is easy, inexpensive and so, so important!

Do not guess when it comes to your happiness… know!  Make sure you truly know who you are dating. 

For a complete list of the top public record search sites visit www.CompleteReviews.net.

April 7, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Cell Phones, Criminal Records, Dating, Public Records Search, Reverse Phone Lookup, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment