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NBC 5 Responds finds background check websites often fail to locate criminal records

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2024
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From a dog walker to a date to a babysitter, many Americans look for reassurance that the person they are letting into their homes or lives is who they say they are. To help find that reassurance, many turn to online background check companies looking for quick answers. But just how accurate are these background checks? PJ Randhawa of NBC 5 Responds tried three of the most popular consumer background check websites to see what they were able to find, and more importantly, what they missed. It’s hard to be...

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