Using Google for a Free Background Check

As mentioned elsewhere on this site, there is a way to have a completely free criminal background check by using various search engines such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing. This method is quite cumbersome, difficult, and unreliable. There are no guarantees that you can find the person you are researching, and even if you do find the person you may have to skip over various social media sites filled with useless information. There is also the possibility that the information you find is incomplete, wasting hours of your valuable time. However, this method can serve as free peek on the person you searching, helping you decide whether a full background check is needed.

The first step of this method is quite obvious; type the person’s name into the search engine. However, you have to be careful how you type the name in. Typing in the name of the person, just John Smith for instance, brings up every instance in which the name is used. Some results will even have the first and last name separated. To prevent this, it is necessary to do an exact phrase match search. This simply means that instead of entering the name, John Smith using the earlier example, you would enter “John Smith”. The addition of the quotation marks ensures that all search results will have the phrase you’re searching for. This technique does not reduce the results that come up unfortunately, especially if the person has a common name. This can be avoided by entering additional information such as the person’s birthdate or address.  

Once you have the correct person, it is important to know what kind of search results to look out for. Generally, newspaper sites and court records hold a premium over other results. Social media sites should not be relied on too heavily as they may not have much information on the person’s criminal history, not to mention it may be buried under a lot of other information. 

While this method is indeed free, it is important to remember that finding information on the person you are searching for can taking hours using this method. It is also important to remember that just because you do not find anything incriminating on the person does not mean that they do not have a criminal history. In order to completely sure you have to order a complete background check from a legitimate background check service. These services typically have access to a wide variety of court records and criminal databases allowing them to give you a comprehensive background report. The services reviewed on this site are the best services available for an affordable price. Currently the best service is E-verify, click here to read the full review