Background Check

Bring Due Diligence Home

When Marcy and Darren decided to hire a nanny, they went about the process just like they did when they hired any other contractor, plumber, etc. Once they narrowed the choices, they asked for resumes and references. Then they set time aside to check work records and contact references. They made decisions and moved right along to the next thing in life.

But then Marcy saw an interesting but disturbing news story. A couple in Florida had hired an older woman to be a nanny for their three young children. Before making the decision, they checked the woman's references, and they especially liked that the applicant was older, nearly 60, in fact. They hired her. But a few weeks after the new nanny moved in, [...]

Background Check Services Save You Time and Worry

Few of us get the chance to dawdle these days. Whether we want to be or not, we are forced into fifth gear. We are busy doing, being, achieving. When we feel so over extended, we tend to make quick decisions and we can sometimes be rather careless about our choices. We neglect to conduct due diligence. None of this is intentional, of course. It is merely human nature.

But there is a big down side to avoiding due diligence efforts , even though it is completely unintentional. When you're tired and stressed, mistakes and poor decisions are much more possible, even for the most level headed person. In some instances, though, you can call on an ally to help – a private investigator. With [...]

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    A Background Investigation is Prudent First Step into Politics

A Background Investigation is Prudent First Step into Politics

Have you considered throwing your hat in the political ring? Maybe to be a school board member? A police chief? A Mayor? Or a state representative?

Before you make that decision, you might want to take a quiet little walk down memory lane. If you’re in your wise old fifties or sixties, you might not remember every single place you’ve visited along that lane. And that, my friend, could lead to a big nightmare for you and everyone you love.

And so, before you subject yourself to the unforgiving spotlight of public scrutiny, consider making a phone call that will help you hold onto your sanity. Contact the professionals at International Investigators, to conduct a thorough background investigation on you, our client.

Now initially that might sound [...]

A Background Investigation Confirms the Truth

We know the not-so-favorable statistics about marriage. We know that more than half of all blissful unions end up being very unblissful divorces. And we also know that American women very often suffer more financially, especially if she is over the age of 50 with a history of being a stay-at-home mom and the spouse of a high-powered man with plenty of wealth under his belt.

If she happens to be lucky enough to be awarded half of her ex’s pension, she’s at least got some level of security. And so, if love happens to find this woman again one day, she’s got to be cautious. In this day and age, it’s only responsible behavior to avoid being blinded by love.

Depending on the divorce decree, [...]

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    Accuracy of Initial Information Critical to Due Diligence Investigations

Accuracy of Initial Information Critical to Due Diligence Investigations

The first step International Investigators takes in a due diligence investigation or background check is to verify the information we have received on the subject. The online searches or a Google search just take the information given and if that information is inaccurate or incomplete, so are the search results. That’s not how we work.

For instance, let’s consider aliases. Aliases are not necessarily covert names used to hide identity in this regard. Aliases are names someone may have legally had at some point in their life:

Maiden name
Different names from prior marriages
Names prior to adoption
Names prior to legal name changes
Incorrect reporting or typos from various reporting agencies

Another important piece of information is a social security number. If a number is transposed or mis-reported, the information [...]

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    Get Accurate Information with Professional Due Diligence and Background Checks

Get Accurate Information with Professional Due Diligence and Background Checks

We’ve seen a pattern develop here at International Investigators. Despite what you might believe, it seems that more men than women get stung when it comes to dealing with people. Women seem to have that radar that sniffs out suspicious behavior, like it’s an intuitive sense.

We have been asked by men, women and businesses to do what boils down to due diligence – background checks – for many reasons, some of which you might not initially consider. The thing is that going through the process could save you from a lot of problems down the line.

On a personal level, some of the situations where a background investigation might be warranted include:

Hiring a nanny, housekeeper or chef
Family disputes in estates or caregiving situations
Marital disputes, infidelity
Relationships, [...]

HR Due Diligence Checklist Routine for Hiring

Not only do logos get updated to keep up with the times, so do those little sayings that come out of the mouths of parents beginning when their children are at a very young age. They apply to work as well as life and are a call for everyone to conduct some level of due diligence.

For instance, consider “Watch out for a wolf in sheep’s clothing.” No longer is ours an agrarian society so the adage updated to “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  Now, we have “stranger danger” and a general suspicion that means “trust must be earned.”

Now items are routinely ticked off the HR due diligence checklist as applicants are considered. Now, the interviewing process can include a background check. What [...]

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    Geography has a Role in Due Diligence Investigations and Background Checks

Geography has a Role in Due Diligence Investigations and Background Checks

We live in a time when it is not uncommon for a person to live in several states throughout their life. When International Investigators is called in on a due diligence investigation or background check, we see that trend.

If a subject has lived in a number of counties and states, that could be a major stumbling block for online search companies. Sometimes the subject has not divulged every place they have lived and that omission can result in incomplete or inaccurate information in the end.

For example, those who provide due diligence services know that there is no main comprehensive database that includes total state or national records.   There are 3,140 counties and parishes in the US.  And county records must be researched county by [...]