Background Investigations: Uncovering the Dirt
In This Chapter
• Uncovering personal identifiers
• Finding criminal records
• Verifying applicants’ educational backgrounds
• Adhering to the rules of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
• Using a web-based client interface
Every third inquiry for services a private investigator receives is a request for some type of a background investigation. Generally, the new caller has no idea what she’s looking for—only that she needs somebody checked out, doesn’t have a clue how to do it herself, and has no idea really of what a background investigation encompasses. As a professional investigator, you have to determine the actual needs of the client and then educate her about what is possible and what ...