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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 [...]