How to Do a Simple Criminal Background Check
Find Out What They Been Up To
Personal Safety Writer
You are curious about your new neighbor. The one who bought the house with the For Sale sign during the last six months.
We recommend that if you want to know his name, you go by the house and introduce yourself.
By the way, this is highly recommended also by most psychiatrists, priests, and your local bartenders.
But you do not want to do it. That's okay. There are other ways.
I am going to tell you about a couple of methods you can use.
Let's get started.
As you may know in the United States, the court system keeps real estate sale records. Visit the website your county(US), find the Property Search tab, and conduct a search using the address field.
If you do not know the address of the property in question, then do a search for your own address, and on the interactive map, find your neighbor's property.
Once you have found the property, you will have a lot of information about that house: the year it was built, the name of the previous owner, and what was paid for the house, the name of the new owner, and the new sold price, tax information, and a few other details that you may or may not find useful.
Now, we have a name and address for your new neighbor. At this point, I recommend conducting another search, using the name field. Your new neighbor might own several properties.
Armed with our new information we go to Google.com. Although Google.com indexes billions of websites, it has been estimated that this is about 20% of the websites available on the web. The remaining websites reside in the Deep Web and the Dark Web.
I do make a distinction between the two. The Dark Web is were a site like the infamous Silk Road was parked. They sold illegal arms, drugs, counterfeit currencies, stolen credit cards, and the list goes on and on.
I classified the Deep Web as legal sites that provide services or information, but they are not really concern with being found by Google.
There are other search engines you can use to conduct a deeper search of the web.You could use a search engine like Spokeo.Com. See the link at the bottom of the page. Of course two website that should not be overlooked are Facebook and Linkedin. If your candidate has an account created in either one of these sites, the voluntarily disclosed information that is found there is very useful to conduct deeper searches. And of course this information in itself is useful. You might already know that your neighbor is a plumber, because he drives a truck with a plumber logo, but if you don't know, you might find out in either Linkedin or Facebook.
Next time you have a water leak, you know who to call.
The following searches listed below are not available in all states. Not all states and municipalities will give you access to these records. You can conduct a criminal record search at the county level for free at most county clerk court houses. Most states will charge a fee to conduct a state wide search. You can check out terrorist databases and sexual predator databases. Again, depending where you live you might be able to conduct other searchers.
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