Background Checks?

It’s funny. Most of the folks I know have had background checks either as part of security investigations, clearance investigations all manner of reasons. I’ve just never had one done. I’ve had credit checks for apartments, sure, and résumé checks for work, but never a full background check.

I called a couple of the big names that my friends in the staffing industry, but they all want $300 or so just to setup a jacket for our company of two people. All for $40-50 background checks! Craziness. No thanks. So, where can I get a good private investigator in this town? Anyone have any recommendations?

3 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on January 17th, 2008 @ 7:05 pm

    Aren’t hidden costs fun?

    You tried Intelius and Abso (http://www.absolutebackgrounds.com) I assume?


  2. Sandy (unregistered) on January 17th, 2008 @ 10:48 pm

    Check these guys out,

    Stealth Insight, http://www.stealthinsight.com

    We came across them via the Apple Computer website:

    http://www.apple.com/webapps/searchtools/peoplesearchbackgroundchecksstealthinsight.html

    They have consumer background checks like Intelius. However, they also do pre-employment background screenings.

    IN short, their results are reliable, instant and reasonably priced. 49.00


  3. poo poo (unregistered) on January 18th, 2008 @ 11:30 am

    i work at the state department. we have to undergo background checks every five years. typically, they go back 15 years – where you lived, who your neighbors were, where you’ve travelled (and why), have you seen a shrink……

    they’re pretty thorough. give the dept. a call and ask to borrow one of their investigators. ;o)



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