Best FAQs on Background Search
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How do you get a background check on someone?
- You can run a background search on anyone at anytime.
- Search your State, city, and county court websites for the person’s court records.
- Request your own free credit report from Equifax, Experian or Trans Union.
- Do-it-yourself background search, including criminal history, at BackgroundSearch.com
- Google the person’s name, phone number, address, or email address.
- Search for the person on Facebook, Linked-in, and other social platforms.
How can I check my record for free?
- Request you own free credit reports from the three main Credit Reporting Agencies; Equifax, Experian or TransUnion, once per year.
- U.S. government also lets you get your own free credit reports at AnnualCreditReport.com.
- Request your public records, like court case files, from your state and local court websites. Sometimes, you may have to visit the courthouse in person.
- Do-it-yourself free background check your personal details on BackgroundSearch.com.
What is looked at in a background check?
How do Employers and Landlords get background checks?
- Employers and landlords follow the Fair Credit Report Act.
- Get written permission from the candidate to run a background check.
- Use an accredited Consumer Reporting Agency.
- Purchase a background check.
- Make the decision about employing or renting to the candidate.
- If the decision is no, candidates must be informed about negative info and where it was found.
How many years do they go back for a background check?
- The general time frame for a background check in the USA is 7 years.
- Some states might allow background checks that go back up to 10 years..
- Exceptions are applied to background searches for high paying jobs..
- Some states limit reporting on criminal history to 7 years, but in most cases all past criminal violations can be reported on.
- There are no regulations on how far back you can look into employment or education history.