The world can be a scary place and people aren’t always as they appear. This is just as true in the online realm as it is in the offline realm. Whether you’re looking to hire a new employee, rent to a new tenant, or partner up with someone on a new venture, you want to learn a thing or two about them.
A quick Google search helps, to be sure, but it can only get you so far. Taking it another level is Comprehensive Background Check, an online service that promises to “find anything about anyone.” Are you dealing with a convicted felon or is this Carson O’Brien fellow really on the up and up? Read this review and find out.
The Skinny on Background Check
When you order up a full background check, you receive comprehensive information about the individual in question. This could be a very worthy investment, especially if your relationship with this person has a lot of money on the line.
The people behind Comprehensive Background Check have access to a database with over 400 million in-depth “people records.” This includes information related to lawsuits, offender registries, liens, bankruptcies, property ownership, mailing addresses, marriage records, court records, previous employers, and more. They have been in business since 1994.
That sounds very powerful, but there is nary a mention of how much the report will cost you on the person in question. The layout of the site is also a little troubling, as the main upper section really serves as just a “header” the main part of the site below. If it were not for the scroll bar in my browser window, I wouldn’t even know to look further down the page.
Searching the Database
Looking at the FAQ that is on the site, information is available mostly on individuals residing in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, though some data is available on people outside of these areas too. However, the main “search database” area on the website only allows you to choose from American states. Even so, the search isn’t exactly fruitful.
To test it out, I ran a quick search for our friend and fellow dot com mogul Zac Johnson in New Jersey. I ended up with the results page above. Interestingly, these are located at USsearch.com rather than at ComprehensiveBackgroundCheck.info. This leads me to believe that the latter could simply be an affiliate-configured portal.
Clicking through on one of the names, I am then sent to a sales page to determine which background report I’d like. The cheapest is the “instant people search” for a “special price” of $0.97. At the highest end of the scale is the “advanced background” report for the “special price” of $33.95.
Beyond the People Records
Getting past the core service of providing access to people records, the site also offers a wealth of information related to this area as well. It’s not quite a blog, but it could serve as a value resource area.
For instance, you can learn about how to request your own FBI background record and what is required for such a request. There are also articles on cleaning up your criminal record and running background checks on potential tenants.
As mentioned above, the layout of the site can be a little problematic, especially for these articles. It will look like you’ve just been booted back to the main page, but the article is actually located below the larger “header” body that occupies most of your screen when the page loads.
Can You Use This Information?
Just like web hosting providers and SEO experts, there is no shortage of “background search” services available on the Internet. From what I can gather, it’s hard to differentiate Comprehensive Background Check from the countless others on web. The inclusion of the resource articles is good though.