Background Checks: An Experts Guide For 2019

What You Need To Know Before Ordering a Background Check

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Docusearch Investigators - Updated on November 18, 2019

Docusearch is a licensed private investigative agency with over 35 years of experience conducting background checks for businesses and individuals. Our unparalleled access to regulated information is why we're the favorite among leading employers, landlords and businesses, nationwide.

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This Guide to background checks provides everything you need to know to assist you in deciding who should perform your background check. All our searches are performed by real Private Investigators and the subject is never contacted.

We've provided an FAQ list below on 6 answers you should know before ordering a background check on a prospective employee, tenant, individual or yourself.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW!
  1. 1. Are There Different Types Of Background Checks? Though there are common attributes for all, background checks are generally geared toward a specific application or purpose, such as Employee Background Checks, Tenant Screening, Self Background Check and Comprehensive Background Check. More regarding types of background checks...
  2. 2. Are There Free Background Checks? You can find dozens of sites that advertise free background checks. However, the truth is they are all scams. The search part may be free, however your results are hiding behind a pay wall that requires the buyer to purchase a subscription to their service before they show you anything. More on free background checks...
  3. 3. Can/Should I Do A Self Background Check? People often request a self background check to see what information is provided about them and check the accuracy of the provided information. Results can include and address history, AKA's, age & date of birth, phone numbers, property records, financial information, relatives, criminal records and much more. More on self background checks...
  4. 4. What Information Can I Get From A Background Check? Results received depends on the application or type requested. All will provide an address history, criminal records check and sex offender search, while an Employee Background Check should also include an identity and Social Security Number validation and financial solvency check. More on background check results...
  5. 5. Does It Really Matter Who I Order A Background Check From? Virtually all background check companies utilize databases as the source of their search. How often those databases are updated is another question. So is the automation of the search. More details...
  6. 6. What Should I Pay For A Background Check? The cost to perform a background search depends on the type of background check requested, what information is searched and the level of competency of the firm performing the search. At Docusearch, all background checks are searched by hand, by licensed private investigators. More information regarding cost...

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