There are a lot of people out there that say they are one thing but turn out to be something else. This is becoming a greater occurrence online and in the real world and to better protect ourselves we need to step up our measures. One of the ways that we can do this is through background screening.
When we do a screening of someone, we can pull up public records that relate to who they are and what they have done in the past. However, depending on where you go to do your screening some information may not be known.
Through screenings we are only given public and private information that has been documented. If you are a criminal who hasn’t gotten caught yet, then there won’t be anything on record to put into a report. This is why it is important that you take other actions to protect yourself.
Don’t give out your information online. You don’t want to post pictures, intimate details and even general information such as dates of birth, favorite colors and more. For a criminal looking to find out something about you this is where they go first to learn.
When protecting yourself you don’t want to just worry about criminals. Friends and others will also learn information about you that you may not want them to know. What may seem like an innocent picture or post will tell the world a lot about you. For instance, they can look at when you post your messages and see when you are home. If they see that you post from your cell phone from remote locations later in the daytime, then they may know you aren’t home and may take advantage of your friendship.
When it comes to security there are many components that will need to be considered. Don’t take for granted a background check or other forms of learning about another person. Just because it isn’t in a report, doesn’t make it true.