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Data Relevancy and New Precision Search Matching

And other reasons why it is a good time to check out or re-visit CriminalBackgroundRecords.com

More and more of our prospective clients have been telling us that they want more relevant criminal history reports with higher precision and less frivolous and erroneous data.   They want to look at a report, know it is the person they have investigated and have the information they are seeking perfectly clear in front of them.  They do not want to spend their time trying to decipher complicated, confusing and poorly formatted criminal background record reports.

CriminalBackgroundRecords.com over the years has established its reputation as a company that not only listens to their customers requests, but also makes changes and product upgrades according to them.  Over the course of this year CriminalBackgroundRecords.com has made unprecedented upgrades to the overall quality of its criminal history reports.  The two major initiatives they focused on were report-formatting and data relevancy.  The site has also invested heavily in a new precision search algorithm that gives its clients the information that they are seeking without bogging them down with irrelevant or unnecessary data.   In addition to these achievements CriminalBackgroundRecords.com has also made significant advancements in its overall background checking retrieval system, making this a good time to visit or re-visit the site as a candidate for your criminal background retrieval requirements.

2 BIG Reasons why it is a Good Time to Visit or Re-Visit www.CriminalBackgroundRecords.com

REASON #1 – Along with offering monthly billing, packaged background check solutions (including Employment Screening packages), we are now giving better pricing than we were able to offer last year.

REASON #2 – Better quality criminal history reports with a better background retrieval system (which now incorporates precision search matching with higher data relevancy).

Our Proposal to your Company:
We are currently offering heavily discounted pricing for the following Background Check Package:

You get both of the above background checks plus a Free National Sex Offender Check, Free America’s Most Wanted Search and Free International Terrorist Database Search for one low bundled price.

If this is the solution you are looking for, please let us know by sending an email to:  bd@CriminalBackgroundRecords.com and a representative will then contact you straight away.

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Understanding common criminal industry terms and what they actually mean…

Police Records vs. Criminal Records vs. Background Checks vs. Criminal History
vs. Conviction Records vs. Court Records vs. Arrest Records

What does it all mean?  Are the terms above used interchangeably? Or, are they different?  Is a police record the same as a criminal record?  Are arrest records listed in an online criminal report?  When you are looking up someone’s criminal history, are you really looking for a background check?  And, if so, what information do you think you’ll get back from that criminal background investigation?  CriminalBackgroundRecords.com thinks it is important to break down these common terms, and better explain what to expect in the background search process, as well as what to expect when viewing a criminal background record.

When looking for a criminal background history, the most commonly used search terms are as follows…

Police Records | Criminal Records | Criminal Conviction Records | Background Check
Arrest Records | Criminal History | Criminal Background Search | Court Records
Felony Records | and Corrections Records

First, we will break down some common phrases used in the background retrieval industry and explain both their “real meaning” and their “commonly understood meaning”.  We will parse out the real and the actual from the rumors and the hearsay.

We want to help breakdown these terms to their core meaning in order to better educate the large market of people looking to perform some kind of background check.  CriminalBackgroundRecords.com wants to deepen its customers and potential customers understanding of criminal records, how they are obtained, how they are stored, how they are searched, and what to expect in your criminal report search results…

Since we currently only cater to the US market, we will begin with US law.  In US law, “a conviction is the verdict that results when a court of law finds a defendant guilty of a crime.”  This means that if someone was arrested by the police for a supposed crime, then went to court, and then was found, “Not Guilty” than this record simply stays an “arrest record” NOT a criminal record.  Using an arrest record as part of a decision to hire, fire or otherwise harm or harass an individual is wrong, and also opens you up to huge legal risks.

Criminal histories/backgrounds are maintained and updated by many varying sources.  Typically, criminal history information is first generated by law enforcement agencies such as your local police departments.  Local police departments, sheriff’s offices, and other police agencies usually maintain their own internal databases. On the state government level, state police, state troopers, highway patrol, correctional agencies, and other law enforcement agencies also maintain separate databases. Law enforcement agencies often share this information with other similar enforcement agencies and this information is usually made available to the public in various ways.  Again, as discussed in the paragraph above, a police record may just be an arrest record, and until an actual criminal conviction for say a felony offense is made, there is no criminal record.  Making decisions solely on arrest records is not a good idea.

Sex Offender Records are considered Criminal Records
Registered sex offenders have information about their crimes readily available in state sex offender registries.  With each instant statewide or national criminal record search, CriminalBackgroundRecords.com includes a free national 50-State sex offender check.  That means that whether you run a criminal search in Texas, Florida or the entire US, you will get a national sex offender check in addition to a criminal check in Texas, Florida or the entire country.  All of CriminalBackgroundRecords.com instant criminal searches come with a free national sex offender check.

The Department of Correctional Services in many states make criminal records available to the public, and are certainly included as part of a state or national criminal search with CriminalBackgroundRecords.com.  In most cases, juvenile records/files are protected, and their criminal information is typically sealed and not made available to the public.  Correctional information will tell you if someone has served time in prison, currently are incarcerated as inmates, physical characteristics and of course their current status.  CriminalBackgroundRecords.com will give you correctional information, in all our search types, wherever it is available.

State Government
Some states have official “statewide repositories” that contain criminal history information contributed by county, municipal, and other courts within the state.  Court records are the best source for criminal case information concerning an individual.  These state repositories are usually accurate if the state requires supervision of the uploading of criminal data from the local courts (we hope this will be the norm soon). Some states make reporting to a central repository a voluntary activity.   With each state having differing criminal record uploading procedures or no criminal record uploading at all, the information obtained from these repositories can be incomplete.  However, with that said, there have been huge positive steps made in this area of criminal history searching, and for the near future, this means of acquiring and searching criminal records at the state level is getting better and better.

Federal Government
The federal government maintains extensive criminal histories and acts as a central repository for all agencies to report their own data.  The NCIC (National Crime Information Center) is one such database. Generally, and with few exceptions, the records compiled by the federal government in the NCIC are not made available to the public. Some websites and criminal data re-sellers claim to offer an NCIC record search.  These claims are most always fraudulent.  Before ordering a criminal report online, be sure to read the description of the search you are ordering prior to placing your order.  If a company or website does not reveal the description of the search you are interested in ordering, it is probably best to stay clear from ordering from that provider.  The rule of thumb on this is simple; if clear, up to date, descriptions of a criminal search are not available, then that provider is most likely using an old, incomplete database that may or may not have the criminal data you are looking for.

What are the “Terrorist Database Background Check” and “Most Wanted Search??”

All of CriminalBackgroundRecords.com instant criminal checks include a free terrorist database search and “most wanted” list search.  Below is the breakdown of what these two free criminal searches are and what to expect in your search results.

Terrorist Database Background Check:
We check the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the U.S. Department of Treasury with every criminal search. OFAC administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on United States foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. As part of its enforcement efforts, OFAC publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called “Specially Designated Nationals” or “SDNs.” Their assets are blocked by law and American individuals and companies are generally prohibited from dealing with SDNs. Results have full name, date of birth if known, address, country, title, program, remarks like AKA’s. These records are screened individually and carefully, and reported to the proper law enforcement entities when a match is made.

Most Wanted Criminal Search:
Comprised of several state agencies most wanted such as: Top Ten FBI Most Wanted, FBI Most Wanted Fugitives, US Marshals Most Wanted, US Marshals Major Cases, Alabama Department of Public Safety, Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Kansas Most Wanted, AFT Most Wanted, US DEA Wanted Fugitives, DTIC Fugitive Top List, US Secret Service Most Wanted, Americas Most Wanted, Connecticut Department of Public Safety and Texas Most Wanted.

CriminalBackgroundRecords.com hopes this article helps its browsers and users become more educated in the criminal data industry, and more informed as to what exactly to expect in a criminal report, and why a criminal report from one company/website can differ from another company/website.

Now accepting ‘Google Checkout’ as form of payment for criminal searches!

Introducing **Google CheckoutTM**Google Checkout online payment services became available in the United States on June 28, 2006.  And less than a year later CriminalBackgroundRecords.com added it as a payment option for its users when placing orders for criminal background checks.  More and more Internet buyers are switching from standard credit cards to alternate forms of payment when ordering online.  Google Checkout is one of these online payment alternatives, and CriminalBackgroundRecords.com is now welcoming its users.  We here at CriminalBackgroundRecords.com have recognized this trend and have pinpointed its momentum to a few simple facts; people want to avoid credit card fraud, want a safer way to order online without revealing their personal financial information to online retailers, and to simplify the ordering process by data entry reduction.

What is Google Checkout?

Google Checkout is an online payment processing service provided by Google Inc., aimed at simplifying the purchasing process of paying for products and services over the Internet. Users store their credit card, debit card and their shipping information in their Google Account.  This allows them to purchase goods at participating online stores at the click of a button.  In addition, Google Checkout also offers fraud protection, as well as a unified page for the purposes of tracking all purchases made and to display the current status of each order/purchase.

How does Google Checkout work?

With Google Checkout, buyers use a single username and password (instead of manually entering billing and shipping information) to complete purchases online.

Here’s how it works in a nutshell:

  • Find something you’d like to purchase online that accepts Google Checkout.
  • Add it to that online retailers shopping cart or ordering page
  • Check out and complete your purchase, click the Google Checkout button.
    • You’ll need to log in to your account, or create one if you haven’t already.
  • Review your order details and place order. That’s It!
    • After placing an order, you will get a confirmation email with receipt.

Why did CriminalBackgroundRecords.com add Google Checkout as a payment option?

Google Checkout lets you easily send money through the Internet without compromising the privacy of your credit card, debit card or other financial information.  Google Checkout makes online shopping quick and easy so you can order criminal history checks more conveniently than before.

Using Google Checkout at CriminalBackgroundRecords.com has these benefits:

  • Shop with confidence.
    • Google Checkout’s fraud protection policy covers you against unauthorized purchases made through Google Checkout, and Google Checkout does not share your purchase history or full credit card number with sellers, not even CriminalBackgroundRecords.com…
  • No more entering your billing & shipping info every time you place an order.
  • No need to create multiple accounts and passwords.
  • Track all your orders and shipping in one place.
  • Control commercial spam.
    • You can keep your email address confidential, and easily turn off unwanted emails from online stores where you use Google Checkout.

CriminalBackgroundRecords.com added Google Checkout as a new form of payment for its criminal background reports because of the sheer size and influence Google Inc. has over the Internet.  We know and recognize that other methods of online payment; primarily PayPal (which is also available as a payment option for background checks on this site) currently has significantly more online users than Google Checkout.  However, we expect the use of Google Checkout as an online payment option to increase as the marketing arm of Google Inc. starts to flex.  We know that Google will continue to improve upon its current products and most certainly its Google Checkout product.  With the large amount of people power and financial resources Google has at its fingertips, we can expect this online payment alternative to continually improve.  For current updates and information regarding Google Checkout, you can visit the official blog of Google Checkout at: http://www.googlecheckout.blogspot.com/

CriminalBackgroundRecords.com an Information Enterprises Inc. solution delivers high quality, well-formatted, substantive criminal background reports to the entire United States.  This site can perform county level criminal background checks in every county in the nation.  CriminalBackgroundRecords.com also conducts statewide instant and non-instant criminal history checks, and can even do a national criminal search (currently covering forty-six of the fifty US states).  Even though the national background check does not include a few states, this site still offers criminal background checks in every state in the country.  It is now possible for current members and new customers to use Google Checkout to order their criminal background checks online.  And now that CriminalBackgroundRecords.com has added Google Checkout as a payment method, current members and new customers have more payment options, leaving the choice of payment up to you, the customer.

We have also added Google Checkout as a form of payment for our criminal history reports in order to allow new users (who may only exclusively use Google Checkout when ordering online) to have the opportunity to purchase criminal background reports from the industry leader.

CriminalBackgroundRecords.com aspires to be the most trusted source for online criminal background reports in the USA, and hopes this press release demonstrates our willingness to improve our current product suite and the overall customer experience.