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Did you know that the first page of Google could be dangerous?

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If you are looking for a dating background check, that is.

Don’t believe me? See for yourself.

Go ahead and Google date background check or background check. The first thing you will see are paid advertisements, the most outrageous of which is a site that rates the “10 Best Background Checks.” That’s right; a paid ad that recommends the company offering the best background check! 

Several “top sites” on Google’s coveted first page claim to provide a complete background check for $19, state and local criminal records included. It’s important to know that public records brokers do not have access to this information. 

If a criminal conviction comes to light during one of these searches, it most likely originated from a site like, a registered sex offender database or other public sources. While somewhat enlightening, the results barely scratch the surface of what someone might find by examining court records or through a subscription-only database where only a licensed Private Detective is allowed access.

In addition, many of these alleged background check sites charge your credit card every month because somewhere in the fine print it says you agreed to a membership.

We Know Where to Look

At Dating Backgrounds, our background investigations are performed by Inter-Facts, Inc., a licensed private detective agency with extensive experience in conducting background checks.

We have access to restricted databases that allow us to positively identify the search subject. That assures us that any information we find actually pertains to the person you want us to investigate.

Another thing to understand is that automated date background check services don’t check civil records.  More information about someone’s history can be uncovered in civil filings than in criminal records. Not many people have criminal convictions. You’d be surprised, however, at what you may discover in civil courts: bankruptcies, evictions, default in child support orders, money judgments, injury suits, divorces and protective orders, DUI’s.

Some sites claim to check marriage records. How do they do that, since they are maintained by the county?  While there are states that provide these records, you need both partners’ names and the date and the state where they were married.  It’s impossible to “search” marriage records with only one name.

The Personal Touch

Our private investigators bring a human element to your search, unlike the faceless online providers who promise an "instant" background check. These companies simply scour the Internet for free public record information. In many cases, the results are outdated or filled with information you likely already knew.

We know that a good search requires legwork! Our licensed private investigators know how to search the appropriate courthouses and records to get the information you need to protect yourself.

Dating Backgrounds delivers a more in-depth, comprehensive background check than other websites or companies that claim to do the same. Our dating background searches are never invasive. Privacy laws DO NOT allow us to provide our clients with personal identifiers, such as dates of birth or Social Security numbers. Instead, we use these "behind the scenes" identifiers to confirm that the person you’re considering having a relationship with is who they say they are. Then we positively identify them in our thorough Dating Background Check reports.

Trust in Us

We’re committed to protecting our clients. Our licensed private investigators have the resources and know-how to compile the most accurate, up-to-date background reports on the person you want to date. Dating Backgrounds doesn’t sell you useless or deceiving information. We will give you the knowledge you need to make educated decisions regarding the person you want to date. 

So before you trust your personal safety to a company that makes false claims, call Dating Backgrounds and speak with a licensed private detective. 

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Bill Lamb

William (Bill) Lamb, a licensed Private Detective, began his professional investigation career in the 1980’s in the Military Police, moving into Military Police Investigations within one year.  Following service to his country, Mr. Lamb moved into a management position, always having the thought of returning to some type of investigation work.  In 1995, he accepted a position working for Insurance Investigative Consultants, one of the nation's original investigation firms, providing support to the insurance industry.  William Lamb continues to review every file before it reaches a client's hands.  He also personally handles criminal defense investigations for some of Lake County’s top law firms.

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