Today a background search is possible on anyone.
A fee is charged and an individual can find out the background search of another person.
A few questions answered in background checks are: has the party in question suffered bankruptcy, are legal issues in there past, or if the party is married. Also addresses, phone numbers and emails are presented. Although, job related background searches limit themselves to things connected with the needs of the job. For a fee, a great deal of information can be purchased. Anyone out to deceive another will now be found out through a background check.
Most businesses before hiring a person require research into their past, obtaining information that protects the safety and security of a business or family. In some cases there are sensitive security issues at stake and a background search verifies identity and gives pertinent information necessary to certify a person trusted with sensitive activities. People in banking, government or other professions where security is a must are subject to background checks.
The cost of a search is covered occasionally by the employer but very often it is passed on to the person wanting the job. In days of old the community almost had a profile of activity and behavior of a person from years of experience through generations but the World has changed and people move around rapidly. In an age where the World is no longer dealing with the people living down the block, there must be some method of finding out what you are dealing with. The background search is the chosen method to solve the security dilemma.