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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:18 PM

can a background check be obtained by the person

being checked?

I want to run a check on myself, by myself.

Anyone got any ideas?

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Reply can a background check be obtained by the person (Original post)
onethatcares Dec 2012 OP
still_one Dec 2012 #1
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #2
msongs Dec 2012 #3
handmade34 Dec 2012 #4
CherokeeDem Dec 2012 #5
Vincardog Dec 2012 #6
onethatcares Dec 2012 #7
quakerboy Dec 2012 #8
jberryhill Dec 2012 #9
Freddie Dec 2012 #10
onethatcares Dec 2012 #11

Response to onethatcares (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:19 PM

1. You are entitled to a credit report,

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Response to onethatcares (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:21 PM

2. It depends ...

you can run a public record check on yourself. But you cannot run the type most employers run, nor will any employer give you the results of their check.

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Response to onethatcares (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:22 PM

3. we should be given a copy of any report run on us nt

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Response to onethatcares (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:30 PM

4. easier if

you have a law enforcement person in your family (or as friend)... doesn't seem fair or right

I have been subject to Gov background checks for the past 8 years and my employer has always given me the results (no help if you want to do it yourself)

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Response to onethatcares (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:31 PM

5. Yes...you can run a background check on yourself.

Contact your county court or your state's Justice Department...you will likely have to pay a fee. Or go online and find a criminal background check company and pay their fee.

Also, if an employer runs a background on you, you should get a copy of it.

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Response to onethatcares (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:33 PM

6. Easy get yourself pulled over for a traffic ticket. The PO PO will run a check for you.

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Response to onethatcares (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:34 PM

7. thanks for the replies,

I plan on opening a business and will need to go through a police background check in order to obtain the licence I need. I just want to make sure I fill out the app correctly

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Response to onethatcares (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:36 PM

8. Yes

What kind of background check are you looking for? There are many levels. Everything from a simple credit check or local law enforcement record check, up to hiring an investigator to do a full investigation and present a fully rounded report.

At any level of what you want, yes you can acquire it yourself, if you are willing to pay for it.

Credit checks can be had for free annually from each of the three major reporting agencies. Im pretty sure you can run your criminal history check via your state, At least here it was a pretty simple form, and the main requirements are a signature from the person being checked and a check. Getting a full report including other states is a little more complex, but doable for a private citizen with permission from the person being checked.

So, what area of info are you looking for?

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Response to onethatcares (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:38 PM

9. Yes

Doing so is required in a lot of states for bar admission.

Just call up your state police office, and tell them, "Hey, I want to find out if I've done anything wrong" and they might even expedite your request by sending someone over to pick you up. For faster service, ask them, "Can I borrow one of your drug sniffing dogs for a while? I want to make sure that nobody hid any in my house."

In one of the states where I had to get one, I also had to submit a set of fingerprints. So, after you do it, be good!

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Response to onethatcares (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:17 PM

10. What state are you in?

In PA it's easy to run a state check on yourself. Costs $10 and the result is instant if your record is clean.

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Response to onethatcares (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:29 AM

11. it would be Florida

that's the place

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