The company conducts investigations of a person's criminal and personal history for employers, financial institutions, government agencies, spouses, and others who request this information. As a part of our 11 years of experience, you be confident that Reality Detection a specialized background investigation company. Background Checks and Background Investigations are an internal part of the many services we offer.
What is a background check?
Background check can provide an in-depth history or insight into a subject’s known and unknown histories. A background investigation is conducting a search of an individual's public and private life. The information obtained for a background check comes from public records or from local administration. For instance, when a person buys a house, the location of the real estate, the cost of the property, and the names and addresses of the buyers and sellers are recorded in the office of a county Registrar of Deeds. Another example is a person's driving history. A driver’s record is on file at a state Department of Motor Vehicle office. The public driving record will show how many point violations a person has accumulated, whether that person's license has previously been suspended or revoked, and whether that person has been arrested for drunken driving.
The company has the ability to search massive databases to find information on individuals in a discreet way. This detailed information allows us to prepare a thorough and accurate report to our customers. The searches are in-depth or simple, it all depends on your request.
Why should you conduct a background check?
There are many reasons why a company or individual ask for this type of service. Most of those reasons have to do with employment, court proceedings or personal matters:
1. Employment. Employers want to know about the character and work histories of potential hires. Having more information on an applicant can help an employer determine whether an individual would be a good fit for the company. This may be in case of Schools, Banks, Hospitals as well as any Establishments where they want to know whether the potential applicants can be trusted.
2. Court Proceedings. Civil and criminal court records are rich with background information. For instance, divorce records contain information on the number of dependent children a couple has, and lists a couple's assets, debts, property owned and income earned, among other things. Employers are most interested in finding out whether a person has a criminal background. Criminal court records offer information such as the type of crime a person committed, whether the charge was a misdemeanor or felony, whether the person was incarcerated or placed on probation, and the length of time a person served in prison. While most people do not want to bring up their criminal past, especially if they are applying for a job, court records will reveal what they would rather not discuss.
3. Personal Matters. Many times people rely on word-of-mouth or promotional material to determine a company's reputation instead of conducting their own background check before they do business with representatives of a company. In some instances, people are looking for business opportunities and want to partner with someone to operate a business. A background check of a potential business partner may find that the person has had a string of business failures. Doing a background check of someone who is selling a business may answer the main questions of why does this person want to get rid of his business and whether or not the business has been profitable. A background check on you.
In the event that someone wants to conduct an investigation on you, make sure that you are aware of the company or individual doing the checking. If you have not recently applied for a job or discussed financial matters with your bank, be leery of anyone who wants to conduct a one on you. The person may be trying to steal your identity. Ask for their name and the company which they represent. If you feel uncomfortable about the situation, do not give the person permission to conduct a background investigation and do not give out any of your personal information or your Social Security Number.