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Lack of Date Background Checks Cost Daters Millions

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According to a recent FBI report, in 2014 dating scammers robbed Americans of $82 million—and that was just in the first half of the year.

That leads me to ask why more people don’t protect themselves with a date background check. More important, why don’t daters educate themselves as to what a background check really is?

Contrary to popular belief, not everything on the Internet is true, especially when it comes to date background checks. Many of the individuals portrayed in dating profiles are not who they claim to be. These fraudulent profiles are set up to lure you in. Some predators use dating sites to take advantage of individuals, whether it be by committing fraud, running financial scams or, in some cases, inflicting harm on those they meet online.

While it is human nature to believe otherwise and give people the benefit of the doubt, we are often disappointed. In our search for love and companionship. We want to believe it’s all true. Unfortunately, our vulnerability and loneliness prohibit us from seeing the red flags.

Practice Due Diligence

Nearly all the big dating services do nothing to verify the information of someone you may be interested in.

So how do you know if what (or who) you see is the real deal? YOU have the power to date safely and protect yourself and your loved ones by conducting a dating background check.

A licensed professional has access to information that automated websites don’t. Dating Backgrounds’ license allows us to verify whether the person behind the profile is from this country and not a foreigner attempting to run a financial scam or someone who’s been convicted of drunk driving or had a restraining order issued against them.

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 researching and preparing custom background reports.

We have access to proprietary 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 investigated.

The Personal Touch

Our private investigators bring a human element to your search, unlike the faceless online providers who promise an "instant" background check. 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.

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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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