Online background check resources
Here are some resources for finding out what a background screen by a prospective employer, college admissions officer or others might reveal about you:
|Experian, TransUnion, Equifax
||Your credit history, Social Security Number and other personal info
||Free annual credit report from major bureaus required by federal law available at 1-877-322-8228 or annualcreditreport.com.
||Information from government public records and some courts on real estate, liens, bankruptcies, professional licenses, death filings
||Pre-employment self-check starting at $24.95 for national criminal file from some courts, or $64.95 for search that includes employment or education verification.
||Searches criminal records, civil filings and traffic and other minor offenses
||Freemium service with pay models available at CriminalSearches.com.
||Scans the Internet for defamatory or offensive material about you. Helps get it removed or suppressed.
||Services begin at $10 a month.
Source: The Wall Street Journal