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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 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

How To Run A Background Check On Summer Camp Employees

It’s that time of year again…  When we send our young ones off to summer camps so we can get a mini summer break for ourselves.. oh, and so they can learn new things and make new friends as well!  Some of my fondest memories from childhood surround those few weeks I would spend at various camps.  Unfortunately, I also remember some pretty scary camp employees!  We live in a time of uncertainty where it is becoming more and more difficult to trust those we charge with caring for our children.  In today’s world, it is very hard to feel totally at ease when sending your child to any summer camp, whether it lasts one day or even two weeks.  How do we keep our children safe when they are away? Continue reading

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Children, Investigative Parenting, Sex Offender Registry | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Run a Background Check on Your Child’s Teacher

We live in a time of uncertainty where it is becoming more and more difficult to trust those we charge with caring for our children.  When I first considered utilizing online background check services to ensure the safety of my daughter, I felt a little nervous… Was this an invasion of that person’s privacy?  After much thought, I came to the conclusion that my daughter’s safety is more important than anything and outweighs all other factors.  Plus, all a background check service does is search databases full of public record information… stuff we have a legal right to know!  It’s not like you are hiring a private investigator to take pictures of them or dig through their trash (both of those are legal but start to cross my personal boundary into creepiness). Continue reading

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Children, Investigative Parenting, Public Records Search, Sex Offender Registry | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Truth About Public Record Searching…

Public Records Searches have become a huge online business. It honestly scares me how much information anyone can find about me with only a few minutes of time and a web browser. Of course, that goes both ways. There are so many different reasons why a Public Records Search can come in handy or even downright necessary. For example, they can be extremely helpful when trying to protect your children.

Even though the source of all the data is the same, the products and services that access that data are very different. Prior to ever spending any money on a public records search services, it is important to know how they compare and which ones are real products versus scams. Review sites are a must as they independently rank the best public records search services. I recommend http://www.CompleteReviews.net for detailed reviews of all the top public records search services.

They break the public records search services into categories as there are so many different types of searches. They then rank the top three products in each of the following categories:

Unlimited Search services (the perfect solution for investigative parenting).
Bakground Check services.
Criminal Records searches.
Court Record Searches.
Social Security Number Record searches. (scary…)
Sex Offender Registry search services.
Reverse Phone Lookup services (a must have for anyone with a child who owns a cell phone).
Reverse eMail Lookup services (if your child is online, you need to check this out!)
Marriage Records search.
Divorce Records search.
Birth Records search.
Death Records search.
People Locator.
Commercial Grade Detective Products.
The most important thing to note is that you should never be tricked into paying for that which is easily accessible for free. Most public search records are by nature freely available. But that doesn’t mean they are easily accessible. And some of the records are not accessible at all without utilizing a paid service with access to the information.

Take Reverse Phone Lookups for example. You should rarely be charged for a landline phone number. The basic rule of thumb is that if it is listed in a phone book, you can find it for free. Services like http://www.whitepages.com and http://www.anywho.com are excellent resources. But how do you find the owner of an unlisted number or better yet, a cell phone? That is where Reverse Phone Lookups become essential. www.CompleteReviews.net/ ranks the top three best sites for these services.

Again, don’t get caught paying for easily accessible free services. Make sure the service is independently reviewed and rated and you will get what you pay for and more!

April 4, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Criminal Records, Investigative Parenting, Public Records Search, Reverse Phone Lookup, Sex Offender Registry, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inteligator Review

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the latest product in the public record search arena. Inteligator.com has upped the ante with a really unique offering. They are providing unlimited public record searches for a low monthly fee rather than charging per search as is customary. Unlimited searches can be performed on a variety of categories such as Criminal Records, Inmate Records, Sex Offenders, DUI/DWI Records, Court Records, Arrest Warrants, Marital Status, Property Records, Reverse Phone Searches, Unclaimed Money and more. For a complete review of this product visit www.CompleteReviews.net.

April 4, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Public Records Search, Reverse Phone Lookup, Sex Offender Registry, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Can we protect our children from things we don’t understand?

How can we protect our kids from what we ourselves struggle to understand? This high tech world is changing so quickly it can be a daunting task just to try and keep up with the latest and greatest! Our kids, however, were born into this world and seem to have an inborn ability to adapt to and easily understand every new technology. Blogging, texting, surfing, social networking, etc. These are all amazing new technologies but they also provide new and creative ways for predators to go after our children. Investigative Parenting is the best way to protect them!

We must use “high tech” means to protect our children against “high tech” predators. Armed with just an email address or a cell phone number you can find out a ton about with whom your child is communicating. Public Records searches, Background Checks, Sex Offender Registry searches, Criminal Background checks and Reverse Phone Lookups are just a few of the available online services that exist to help us protect our children. The problem is that there are so many sites offering these types of services and many of them are honestly scams that have you pay for information you could get by simply “googling” the person’s name. Unbiased review sites offer the best option for finding the public records search site you need.

www.CompleteReviews.net contains all the latest reviews.  It is dedicated to the review of all the major Public Records Search sites. I use these services to ensure my child is safe. It gives me great peace of mind that I can privately check up on her friends parents or anyone she interacts with online. My daughter is worth every effort I make to watch out for her! You can easily become an Investigative Parent too!

April 3, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Cell Phones, Children, Investigative Parenting, Parenting, Public Records Search, Reverse Phone Lookup, Sex Offender Registry, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Investigative Parenting in a High Tech World.

Our high tech world is fraught with hidden dangers.  One of the internet’s largest benefits (and dangers) is its ability to make us anonymous.  That can provide you with a great sense of security but where our children are concerned, it raises some major concerns.  I mean who wants their 13 year old daughter to have a 37 year old best friend named Chuck (no offense to all the Chucks out there…). 

As parents, we have the responsibility to protect our children.  I like to call it “Investigative Parenting”.  This internet thing brings with it anonymous dangers but at the same time it provides us with several tools that can aid us in protecting our children from all the “Chucks” out there (again, sorry Chuck.  You are probably a really nice guy)! 

Armed with just a cell phone number or an email address, you can uncover tons of information about someone.  If you send me a cell phone number I can provide you with step-by-step driving instructions to that person’s home, tell you if they have a second mortgage, detail any criminal history, etc… all in a matter of minutes.  Imagine the power that brings in the battle against online predators!!!

The problem is that most parents are not aware that such services exist.  And on top of it all, so many scams have popped up that people have become gun-shy (for lack of a better expression) in their use of public record search sites.  But believe me, there are some amazing search sites out there.  They focus on background checks, criminal records, court records, reverse phone lookups, reverse email lookups, etc… and some sites even offer unlimited searching on all these categories at once. 

If you want to safely check out all these investigative parenting services, go to www.CompleteReviews.net .  There are detailed reviews of the top  products in each category along with a top 3 ranking of the best sites available.  In fact, CompleteReviews.net is currently listing a Public Records search site that is providing an introductory rate of less than $5.00 for Unlimited Searches

Review sites take the risk away from the consumer and this site has some great information.  Some other good public record review sites are www.recordssitereviews.com and www.peoplerecords.com/public-records.

Become an Investigative Parent today!  It is cheap and easy and so worth it!!!

April 3, 2009 Posted by | Background Checks, Investigative Parenting, Parenting, Public Records Search, Reverse Phone Lookup, Sex Offender Registry, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment