Background Checks (Urgent!!)

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-05-2003
Background Checks (Urgent!!)
Sun, 06-01-2003 - 12:01am
Has anyone ever run a background search on their online bf or gf? If so which are the best background websites to go to to find out information? Please get back to me...or at least give me some advice if i should or shouldn't do this...Thanks

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 06-01-2003 - 2:01pm
Hi Christine, and welcome to the board. I am so for background checks. There are many places out there and it depends on what info you are looking for. Basic who he is can be done on google. People search and others is more in depth and you will usually have to pay. I use to have a lot of links to different sites but I have changed computers and did so much I am not sure if I still have. I will check and see to give you places to check out. But, I am all fgor doing background check to verify for your own safety.


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-29-2003
Sun, 06-01-2003 - 2:28pm
by all means do a back ground check if you have any questions that are left unanswered or if you think your not getting the whole truth.I researched one man for 4 years and realized I couldnt find a thing on him because he gave me a false name.I looked through death records for the wife that had passed away,I checked birth and death records on the child he had at one time.I checked marriage licenses,drivers records,once I realized I was chasing a non existant person..I looked online,found a private investigator in his home town,told him my situation and sent him a photo..he is in the same town as this man(I know the town was right because I traced his IP number,more than once)and he was born and raised there in that small town,so yes,mostly he knows him personally,but for 200 dollars,all his secrets come out.I never wanted to resort to anything like that,but Ive wasted a lot of years on him in waiting online,so the time is right for me now.Good luck,try to save yourself some online research time and go straight to the guy that does this for a living,its worth peace of mind.I read an article where one woman did the same thing and found out he had a criminal record,served time and was on paroll,he also had a history of domestic abuse.Guess you never really know do you?Think with your brain online,not your heart.