Personal Background Check – Give Yourself An Online Checkup

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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Did I get a surprise when I looked myself up on the Internet. I “Googled” my name and I managed to find out all sorts of things that I would rather not be found. A lot of it was true but there were also a few things that were not. A great deal of it was simply embarrassing and I started to wonder if there was any way to make it go away. A tall order I thought.

A lot of my friends have looked themselves up online and were surprised by what they found. Some of them were horrified by what could be discovered. This is especially true if they searched on a specialized web site like the one in this article. Just imagine what other people might think if they came across it.

Is your online profile stopping you getting a job?

It’s becoming standard practice for employers to use the Internet to check out prospective employees. It’s so easy for them to do that it doesn’t make any sense for them not to. So what will they find if they Google you? What else might they find if they use a public records background checking website?

I make a point of not posting too much personal stuff on the Internet if I can help it. I have a Facebook account but I post on it very rarely nowadays. Not everyone thinks like this though and I have to say neither did I until recently. If you put something on the Internet then it’s potentially there forever and if it’s on the Internet and it’s been made public even for a short while then there’s no telling where it might turn up.

Then there’s the stuff that other people post about you. Some people take great delight in posting pictures of me in embarrassing or unflattering situations then tagging me in them so that there can be no doubt that it’s me. I would rather they didn’t do this but what can you do?

Why is all this important? Well if there is information about you on the Internet then anyone, including your employers or prospective employers, can potentially find it. Ask yourself “would I give myself a job after finding the information available on the Internet”?

What can I do about my damaging online profile?

When you find information about you that is defamatory or incorrect you can email the webmaster and ask them to either remove it or print a retraction of some sort.

But unless the website is doing something illegal, posting your copyrighted material without your consent for instance, then they have no obligation to comply with your wishes. All you can do is ask politely and hope. Some webmasters will do as you ask and others will not.

The best thing that you can do is start posting good things about yourself all over the place. Post to Facebook, Linkedin and other social media sites. Make sure that there are some stories about you doing good things out there. Donate to charities that publish the names of donors.

By splashing your best information around the Internet you will not only be balancing out the bad things that employers and other people can find but you will also be pushing the bad stuff down the search engine listings. If someone searches for your name and the first two pages of results contain all your best posts and pictures then they probably won’t go further.


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Personal Background Check – Give Yourself A Cheap Online Checkup

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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Have you ever Googled yourself just to see what comes up? Yes I bet you have. I know that I’ve searched for myself online more than once and so have most of the people that I know. I’ve even used an inexpensive online background check website to find out even more personal stuff about myself.

Most of my friends who have looked themselves up were surprised by what they found and by just how much of it they could find. Some of them were horrified by what they found. They were even more alarmed when they realized that anyone could find that stuff just by doing a few simple searches on the Internet.

Is your online presence affecting your job prospects?

Have you been turned down from any job applications that you’ve made recently? Were you left wondering why you didn’t get the job even though you are well qualified and a perfect match for the position? It’s possible that they are being put off by what they are finding out about you on the Internet.

Try searching for your name on Google and then do a thorough personal background check online. It doesn’t take long and it isn’t expensive so you have nothing to lose by investigating. You do have a lot to gain however.

It’s worth remembering that if your friends and prospective employers can all find this information about you then so can your dates. Has your relationship unexpectedly ended?

What can people find out about you?

Anyone searching for your name in quotation marks on Google may find all sorts of things including your Facebook and Linkedin profiles and any other social media sites that you belong to. If you’ve ever been mentioned in newspapers or other media reports then these may show up in searches too.

As you are reading this you may be thinking how important it is to make sure that your social media profiles and other stuff that you post on the net is all clean and wholesome and always shows you in a good light. If you are anything like the rest of us you are probably thinking that you wished you had thought about this a few years ago because the damage now has already been done.

There isn’t much you can do to stop other people posting embarrassing pictures of you though is there?

Your social profiles are important and you may be able to clean them up to some extent but there could be other information that is far more damaging to you out there somewhere.

Have you ever been arrested or convicted?

If you have ever been arrested, even if you were completely innocent of all accusations and never even been charged, then the news sites may have published the details and the arrest report may be found on the Internet somewhere.

Arrest reports in the media almost always show you in a bad light. News organizations are quick to splash your name and reason for arrest everywhere but they are far less interested in removing these reports or even printing updates when you get completely cleared of everything. I guess that bad news always makes them more money than good news.

If you do a more focused and comprehensive background check on yourself using a public records web site then you may find even more damaging information.

What can I do if I find damaging or incorrect information?

If you find that a web site is displaying incorrect or defamatory information about you then you can contact the site owners and ask for it to be removed or corrected. This can prove to be very difficult if they refuse your request and contacting all the sites that you want cleaned up can be a daunting task.

You should also look yourself up on public records databases to make sure that everything is up to date and accurate. Again you can contact the website owners to ask for the information to be updated.

Can I get help?

Yes there is help at hand. You can use an online service that specializes in restoring your reputation and privacy. Once you have given them all the relevant information they will do all the hard work for you. You can sit back and relax while they they contact the appropriate webmasters and start reducing the volume of unwanted information that is embarrassing you.

It doesn’t happen overnight but after a while you should notice that the Internet is starting to paint a better picture of you. You can help this picture to improve by making a point of posting all your best stuff on Facebook and anywhere else that you can get your posts to show up publicly.

This way you will eventually push all the remaining bad information about you down the search engine listings never to be seen again.


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What Does A Background Check Check

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

What does a background check do?


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A background check is designed to reveal information about an individual. The actual information searched for will depend to a large extent on the purpose for the check. If you are an employer recruiting people to work with children then you are going to place a very high importance on a comprehensive and accurate investigation into the persons past and present life. On the other hand, if you are simply checking out your neighbor to make sure that you can feel safe in your home then you may not need such a detailed and expensive report.

How accurate is a background check?

The amount of checking that you want to do into someone’s personal life and how complete and accurate you want the results to be all determine how much you have to pay for the investigation and how long you have to wait for the results. A full background check for employment purposes may run into hundreds of dollars but a near-instant national search of a public records database may only cost you a few bucks.

The real question is not so much “What does a background check check?” but rather what could it check and what might it reveal? Depending on how the background searches are performed the results might contain some or all of the following:

  • Criminal records
  • Arrest records
  • Arrest Warrants
  • Sex offender register
  • Homeland security
  • Educational checks references
  • Employment checks references
  • Credit checks
  • Drug screening
  • Past and present addresses
  • Relatives
  • Neighbors

If the background check is performed for employment purposes then it is likely that it will be done after a job offer has been made and could take several months to complete depending on how thorough the checks are and how uch follow up the investigators have to do.

You can do your own background checks

Most comprehensive background checks will involve some searching of national databases which are made up of publicly available records. Anyone can search these databases, including you, and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Are public records databases ok for background searches?

Public records web sites can do a great job of finding background information for you. The problem with national databases however is that they can never be fully up to date and some information held in them may not be completely accurate. You have to be a little bit careful in how you use them. The professional investigators still use this method as part of their comprehensive search because it is cheap and quick. Any hits that they obtain from the database would be followed up to verify it’s accuracy. If the public records search indicates a criminal record out of state then the appropriate county court records will be examined to verify the record and possibly obtain more information. This part of the investigation can cost a lot of money and take a long time to complete.

Verifying background checks for your date

If you have used a public records database to check out your date and it has revealed a criminal record, would you go to the trouble and expense of verifying the information at the county records office? It might make more sense to simply ask your date about it and walk away if you don’t get a satisfactory answer. Alternatively, if you don’t want to confront him with it then simply walk away now.

Doing a background check using a public records web site could give you more information than you could ever imagine about your friends, neighbors and dates. Why not try doing a background search using an investigation web site like Inteligator. Start getting to really know the people around you.


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Look Up Criminal Records And Understand Them

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Criminal records and what you can look up online


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Do you want to know how to look up someone’s criminal record? You might be suspicious about a friends behaviour or you might know that they haven’t always been on the right side of the law and you want to find out exactly what they have done. You might have a new date and you want to do a quick background check to find out more about the person. These are just some of the reasons that you might want to look up criminal records but do you know what all the different types of offences mean?

Doing background checks on someone to look up such things as criminal records, email addresses, marriage records,arrest records and much more has never been as easy as it is today. In just a few short years the Internet has turned near impossible tasks into astonishingly simple and quick jobs that can be a pleasure to undertake. In the USA, looking up criminal records and other background information has been made very easy and affordable for you by public records Investigations web sites. You can literally background check everyone you know.

So what types of criminal records might you find and what do they all mean? There are quite a few different categories and it is important that you understand what they all mean.

Misdemeanors

Offences that are considered to be the least serious are called misdemeanors. They include such things as shoplifting, Driving under the influence of alcohol, traffic offenses and other small crimes. Unless the offender has prior criminal record these offences are not likely to result in any custodial sentence. Misdemeanors may not show on all searches and some states do not consider it to be part of your criminal record.

Felonies

A felony can be any crime that is more serious than a misdemeanor. Anything from drug possession to rape and murder. If you see an offence described simply as “Felony” on someone’s criminal record then you should try to find out exactly what felony crime it refers to.

Traffic Violations

Petty traffic offences such as speeding or running a red light do not make it onto someone’s criminal record in all states unless it involved someone getting killed or damaging property or some other more serious result.

Sex Offender listings

For sexual offences it is now normal for the convicted person to be ordered to sign the sex offender register and to keep it informed of their current address. Since the late 1990′s sex offender registers have been maintained in most states in addition to a national register administered by the FBI. If a person is listed on this register then it will show on a criminal records lookup.

Parole and Probation violations

If a prisoner is released on parole, before they have served their full sentence they can be sent back to prison if they do not stick to all of the strict conditions that the parole imposes on them. Someone can be given probation as an alternative to sending them to prison. Again it comes with strict conditions and if the offender breaks any of these then they can be sent to prison. Parole and Probation are very different but violating the conditions of either can result in prison time.

Arrest Records

Arrest records are available for some states and show the date of arrest, what the offense was and what type of offence it is. You might also find other information such as conviction dates, fine amounts, photos etc.

Conviction Record

If the person has been convicted of any offense of any type then this information should be included on their record. There may also be entries resulting from someone being judged delinquent, being dishonorably discharged, placed on probation, fined, imprisoned or paroled by any law enforcement or military authority.

Inmate Records

Information is drawn from U.S. Federal and State prisons and reports may include probation and parole records. You may find a description of the offence, time served, sex, age, release date etc.

So now that you know what all the different types of offences that show on a report are about go and look up criminal records now. It’s easy, fast and affordable.


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Convict Search Engines | No Dating Without Checking

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Always check your dates

It doesn’t matter who you are or how old you are, you still need to be very careful when you date someone. I’ve just been reading an article about a mature lady who paid a dating agency a lot of money to find and vet a suitable partner for her only to find that the man they fixed her up with had a string of convictions to his name.

Now you might have expected that the dating agency would have made reasonable efforts to check whether it’s members have criminal records or not. After all this wasn’t a cheap online dating site, the fees were thousands of dollars and for that I think that price you should expect a thorough service. Apparently this didn’t happen in this case.

Why pay an expensive dating agency?

You may ask yourself why anyone would want to pay so much money to an agency just to find a date. There are plenty of free dating web sites on the Internet that you can use after all. I’m guessing that they do it because they think that the agency will protect them in some way from getting a bad apple. It’s also possible that they think that the more they pay then the more protection they are going to get. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case.

So if you can’t rely on someone else to background check your dates for you then what can you do? I would suggest that wherever possible you take responsibility for checking people out yourself. There is no harm in employing an agency who should be doing this for you of course but even if you do then do make sure that you do some simple online checks yourself. This way you can be sure that you have done everything that you can to make sure that you stay safe.

Background check your date

Before you ever do anything serious with a new friend, no matter how you met them, check them out online. There are some very well established background checking web sites on the Internet that you can use very cheaply. Not only do they work like convict search engines to show you previous convictions and arrest warrants that your date might have but they can also tell you a lot more about your friend too. Possibly more than you could ever expect from a dating agency or web site.

When I first started using background checking web sites to investigate people I wanted to know the big stuff like has he got any convictions or warrants out for him? Sometimes I was interested to know whether someone had been made bankrupt or not. A pretty important point when you are considering the possibility of spending the rest of your life with someone.

Investigating people can be fun

I hadn’t been investigating people online for very long before I realized that there was so much more information that you can potentially find out about someone by using these web sites. You can check their address and phone number for a start. You can then go on to check if there are any marriage or divorce records. Did he tell you that he wasn’t married? Now you might be able to catch him out.

When you have done all that you can even find information about relatives and neighbors. It’s a whole lot of fun and can be very addictive once you get started.

Online investigations web sites gather together as much publicly available information that they can find into one enormous database. They can never be completely accurate or 100% complete of course but new records are added all the time and if you find something in there that gives you reason for concern then you should challenge your friend with it. It is always better to be safe than sorry so remember, make sure that your friend isn’t hiding his past from you. No dating without background checking first.

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Arrest Warrant Checks For iPhone and Android

Monday, May 21st, 2012

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I’ve been using public records web sites for years to find people and to check out my dates. I like to make sure that they have no arrest warrants or criminal records that I don’t know about. I do it just to make sure that I’m going to stay safe with the people around me and to re-connect with old friends.

Arrest Warrants

Warrants for arrest are issued by courts when the police suspect you of a crime and apply to the court for one. A bench warrant can also be issued by the court itself if you have failed to turn up or not paid a fine or something similar. Warrants and arrest records can be searched for using public records databases but you must bear in mind that simply being arrested doesn’t automatically mean that the person has done anything wrong. You can often find arrest records and warrants, if they have any, by doing a background check on them online.

Doing background checks when you are out

Smartphones like iPhone or Android powered devices are the in thing nowadays. Most of my friends have either one or the other. A few others have similar devices with different operating systems but they do appear to be in the minority. A smart phone is just that, a cell phone that is smart enough to surf the web and run small applications known as apps. It’s like taking your computer with you wherever you go. The iPhone was the first of this breed on the market but Android devices are quickly catching up and personally, I prefer Android to iPhone because I find it more versatile and it fits my needs better.

About a year ago I took the plunge and got myself an Android smartphone. I found that I could now use the same public records sites to check people out when I’m on the move. I didn’t have to wait until I got home any more, I could meet someone in a bar and check them out with my cell phone right there. It was amazing how much better I felt about meeting new people now that I didn’t have to wait to find out about them. I never even considered that there might be an even better way to do it.

More recently I’ve noticed that some of the web sites that I like to visit are different when I look at them on my phone. When I’m at home on my PC I see a conventional full size web site but when I look at the same site on my phone I get a different version which is much better suited to being viewed on a tiny browser screen. This got me thinking that there might be a better way for me to do checks on people when I’m out.

Mobile web sites

What makes a mobile web site different to a conventional web site that you might see on your computer? The challenge for the mobile site designer is to provide pages that can be used easily and usefully on a device with a tiny screen and a less than perfect keyboard. On top of that the mobile pages have to cope with being controlled by your finger on the touch screen. Fingers are poor substitutes for your PC mouse.

So expect to see larger text, bigger buttons and easily navigated screens. All of which will help you to find the information you need and do your background checks quickly with the least amount of fuss. Using a good mobile optimized public records web site can be a breath of fresh air after struggling with huge web sites on your phone.

Mobile sites also tend to have less content in order to de-clutter the screens. Anything that isn’t strictly required for the task in hand is left off which can help a lot when using the site. But don’t think that you are losing out by Using Everify because there is a link at the bottom of the mobile pages for the web version of the site.

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How Do I Find Out If Someone is Married | 4 Simple Ways To Learn Their Married Status

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

How to find out if your boyfriend is married or your girlfriend has a husband

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How do I find out if someone is married

New love can burn so brightly that it blinds you to all but what you want to see. Have you stopped to consider that your new boyfriend or girlfriend might have a spouse at home already? I bet you haven’t and why should you suspect anything? I mean he’s charming, good looking and really turns you on right. Well I guess that you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t have even a little doubt about your new lover so how can you find out if someone is married?

1: Ask his friends if he’s married

Ok this is an obvious thing to do but many people overlook it. If you know any of his friends then get to know them a bit better and ask them about your boyfriend. Usually they will be only too pleased to tell you all about him, the bad as well as the good so it can be an invaluable source of information. Most people will warn you if there’s anything that you should be concerned about so if they are married, or are already in a relationship, then there is a good chance that they will tell you.

If you find that the friends are less than talkative and avoid your questions then you should start worrying. The person you are talking to may know something that they feel you ought to know but they don’t want to be the one to tell you. They might give you a hint, a little warning like “be careful” or “I don’t want you to get hurt”. This should start alarm bells ringing right away and you should be looking for other ways to find out if he’s married.

2: Ask your boyfriend or girlfriend if they’re married

This sounds even more obvious than asking his friends doesn’t it? But you assume that he’s not married don’t you? If he’s married what is he doing going out with you? A good question so ask it. Be direct and come straight out with it to give yourself the element of surprise.

Now he’s going to say “no of course I’m not married” whether he is or not so you must pay close attention to the way he says it. If he looks uneasy and avoids making eye contact with you when he answers then he could be lying to you. If this happens then ask “are you sure you’re not married”. If he starts to sweat or gets annoyed then that too can be a sign that all is not as it appears.

3: Do a lie detector test on him

No I don’t mean that you should strap him up to a polygraph or anything like that. There is an easier and altogether more relaxing way do do it. All you have to do is talk to him a lot and ask him a lot of questions. You do this anyway right so it’s no big deal.

The trick to detecting lies is to really listen to the answers that he gives you. If today he tells you he’s an airline pilot but last week he told you that he was scared of heights and that he has poor eyesight then this might just be a lie. If he tells you that he’s a doctor but you can’t figure out when he actually studied and worked as one then this could also be a lie.

Look for inconsistencies in the things that he tells you. Remember it only takes one lie to make him a liar. If you can find just one thing that you know is definitely a lie then how can you trust anything else he’s told you?

4: Do an online background check on your boyfriend to find out if he’s married

When you’ve found out all you can about your boyfriend or girlfriend by talking to him or his friends you can do an online background check on him to find out not only whether he’s married or not but also whether he has a criminal record, whether he has arrest warrants or has ever been declared bankrupt. In fact you can often find out practically anything you might want to know and if it all matches with what he’s telling you then you can put your mind to rest and take your relationship to wherever you want it to go. If it doesn’t then walk away.

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How Can I Find Out If Someone Is Legally Married For Free

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

How do I find out if someone is legally married? – I Just talk to them

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How do I find out if someone is married

To find out if someone is married without paying a private investigator you need to become a human lie detector. You can do this by spending some time with the person and asking them some questions about themselves. If someone is married and they don’t want you to know, if you ask certain questions, they will have to lie to you to keep the secret. It’s a matter of detecting the lies that you’re being told and if you do it the right way then it’s not difficult to do. I’m going to tell you exactly how you can do this and show you how you can confirm any suspicions you might have about the person.

Questions – questions – questions

Prepare a list of questions to have ready to ask your date whenever you see or speak on the phone or on Internet chat etc. Don’t try to ask them all at once though or he or she might catch on to what you’re doing. If that happens they could back off or become extra cautious in what they tell you. Keep the conversations cool and natural and this method can work like a charm. How Can I Find Out If Someone Is Legally Married? – It’s easy.

Think of 10 – 15 questions to ask your date and write them down. Each time you talk to your date memorize one of the questions and make sure to leave the list at home when you’re together. Wait for a good moment then Work your question into the conversation.

A list of some questions you should ask your date

  • Is he married? That’s right come right out with it because it’s a reasonable question.
  • Where does he work?
  • Get his or her cell phone number?
  • Find out his or her age?
  • Are there any children from a previous relationship?
  • Do they have any hobbies?
  • Does he or she go to a gym? Which one and where is it?
  • Have they been married before?
  • Get a home address live?
  • Where was he or she born?
  • Home phone number?
  • Cell phone number?

The list above is just to give you some ideas for questions. You can of course ask whatever you like. The more questions you ask the easier it will be for you to detect any lies you might be told and you can have fun asking them. The trick is to listen and remember the answers that you’re given. Write down the answers the first chance that you get so that you can look back at them later.

If you are patient a liar will give themselves away sooner or later

Sooner or later your date will slip up and contradict what they have previously told you. The more questions that you ask and the more time that goes by, the more likely it is that you will catch the liar out. You have to be very good to tell convincing lies and keep them going over a long period of time. I can’t remember what I said yesterday so remembering a lie that I might have told a week ago would be very hard to do. Only the most accomplished liars and confidence tricksters can do this convincingly.

By writing down the answers that you get it will some become very obvious to you when you’ve been lied to because something won’t quite add up. “You told me you did this last week but now you tell me you did that” – It doesn’t matter what the lie was about because If he or she can lie to you about this then they might have lied to you about not being married too.

How Can I Find Out If Someone Is Legally married for certain?

If you suspect that something is wrong then you should find out for certain if they are married. You can do this by doing a background check on them and looking up their marriage records. You can also find out if they have a criminal record or arrest warrants and a whole load of other interesting and useful information about them. You can do this online in less than 10 minutes. If you think that you’re being lied to or you don’t want to waste time with questions and answers then an online background check is the way to go. You would be well advised to do a background check on anyone you meet before you decide to get serious with them whether they are lying to you or not. Online background checks are confidential so do it now.

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Active Arrest Warrant – Discover My Warrants Before The Cops Come To Get Me

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Why did the police get Antony Wayman out of bed in the middle of the night?

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Antony is a shy kind of guy who works in a bank. He isn’t a high flyer but he knows his job very well and if he keeps his record clean he will surely progress through the ranks into a well paid position someday.

Antony is well aware of the dangers and problems that can be caused by identity theft so he routinely takes steps to avoid it happening. He shreds everything with his name or address on it. He shields his hands at the ATM machine and he never gives away any information when someone calls him on the phone. He’s never been in trouble with the police so why did the cops wake Antony up in the middle of the night banging on his doorwith an arrest warrant?

Do you know how easy it is to get your identity stolen?

It happened more than 2 years before the police came for Antony. He would usually work through his lunch hour at his desk but it was such a beautiful day he decided that for once he would take a walk in the park instead. He was feeling very daring that day so he took one of the towels from the bank washroom to sit on the grass without getting his suit dirty.

Antony found a nice spot, lay down his towel then sat on it. It was so hot that day that he couldn’t help himself lying down for just a moment to relax. It wasn’t long before Antony was asleep and he stayed that way for a good 15 minutes. He had been working so hard and he deserved a little de-stressing time. When his lunch hour was up he picked up the towel and returned to the office.

What Antony will never know is that someone picked his pocket while he was asleep that day. The thief was wearing a suit and had his own blanket to sit on. He had been waiting for someone like Antony to appear on such a nice day. When the thief saw Antony lying asleep he couldn’t believe his luck. Picking his wallet out of his pocket and replacing it was no problem at all to him. He didn’t steal anything so Antony will never know that it happened.

Antony had just had his identity stolen. The thief got away with his credit card numbers, his address and his bank employee number. More than enough to enable the thief to impersonate him.

How to get into trouble without doing anything wrong

If someone gets caught committing a crime then gets let out on bail and disappears, the court will issue a Bench Warrant. If the criminal gave the police your name instead of their own then the Bench Warrant will be made out for your arrest and not for the real criminal. Scary isn’t it?

Now the thief that stole Antony’s identity had never planned to get caught but he had planned escape routes to use if he ever did get caught. In this case his escape route was Antony’s identity and it worked beautifully. He managed to get off free without the fear of the police chasing him. Antony will get that pleasure.

This story is all fiction, it never happened. At least it didn’t happen to Antony because I made him up but it could happen to you.

If you have an arrest warrant you can get arrested at any time

It might be when you get pulled over for a random auto check or you were driving a little too fast. The police will often do a routine check on you and if they find any warrants they will arrest you right there.

If you don’t get arrested like this then sooner or later the cops will come for you and drag you out of your home. They won’t care whether you’re guilty or not. There is a warrant for your arrest and it’s their job to arrest you.

Discover your arrest warrants before the cops come for you and sleep easy at night

If you hand yourself in voluntarily when you have an arrest warrant then the court will most likely treat you better than if the police had to search you out and bring you in. Show that you’ve made an effort to put things right and you’ll be rewarded for it. At the very least you can avoid the embarrassment of being arrested on your doorstep in your robe. But how do you find out if you have a warrant or not?

Regular background checks could save your embarrassment

It can take only 5 minutes to do a background check on yourself using an online public records database. It’s quick, cheap and fully confidential. If you discover that you have a warrant you can see a lawyer and hand yourself in. Sort it out now before the situation turns into a major problem in your life.

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How To Check Warrants For Arrest | It’s No Joke If You Have An Arrest Warrant

Friday, December 10th, 2010

So where do you go to check warrants for arrest?

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Imagine how you would feel if a police officer turned up at your door with an arrest warrant for you. Would you think that it was amusing? Well you might, for an instant before you realized that this was for real and not some Kiss-O-Gram prank. Your heart starts to race, your head spins and you break out in a cold sweat right there on the doorstep. It won’t matter if you have done anything wrong or not. I’m guessing that your reaction will be the same either way.

If you deal with an arrest warrant by getting yourself a lawyer, handing yourself in and getting it sorted out before you get the call from the police then things can be very different for you. This is why you should never ignore a warrant when you know that you have one. But it’s not always easy to know when you have a warrant, especially when you never actually committed any offence. So how do you check for arrest warrants?

Are you familiar with what an arrest warrant is?

There are at least two kinds of warrants both of which can ultimately result in your arrest. Bench Warrants” are issued by the court rather than the police. You will most likely get a Bench warrant if you fail to follow the courts instructions like turn up in court, pay a fine or perform some other duty. The more commonly understood Arrest Warrant would normally be raised by the police by application to a judge. This can happen if the police can demonstrate that they have enough evidence to suspect that you might have committed an offence. You don’t have to have actually done anything wrong.

Is someone else using your name and personal information?

It’s no laughing matter if someone steals your identity either. Especially if they use it to commit a crime and leave you to carry the blame. This has to be one of the worst scenarios that you can think of. The thief might have not only stolen your money from your bank account and taken out loans in your name, they might also have landed you with a warrant for arrest for something that you have absolutely no knowledge of too.

Get there first ahead of the cops

Perhaps the greatest invention of the 20th Century is the Internet and it’s just getting better and better. You can find almost anything online and vast amounts of new information are being added every day. It’s no surprise then that you might be able to find your warrants online if you know where to go. There are web sites dedicated to gathering this kind of information so it’s never been as easy to check for your warrants for arrest.

You don’t have to stop at arrest warrants or be satisfied with searching for information just about yourself either. Online public records web sites allow you to do background checks on just about anyone you want and no one needs to know that you have been investigating.

Are there other ways to check for arrest warrants?

You don’t have to use the easy route of looking for your warrants in public records online. There are some alternatives that you can try.

You can do nothing and wait to be arrested. It’s a gamble and if it pays off then all is well and good. But are you prepared to take the risk?

Make a trip to the courthouse where the court records are kept. This will work fine if you know that you have a warrant and which court issued it. It’s no good if you might have a warrant somewhere else.

Ask a police officer. This will most likely work like a charm. The trouble is it might work too well and get you arrested on the spot.

To check warrants for arrest easily and quickly the best way is to use a Background checking web site.

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Author: Steve Gee