Top 5 Background Check Companies Announced
New research has proven what separates the quality background check companies from the less reliable ones.
June 28, 2013 - PRLog -- The web is host to dozens of background check companies, and being able to tell which is reputable from which is only out to scam you for your money is a really difficult task.
But thanks to a recent study, the top five of the best companies that can be found on the web have been aggregated, rated and laid out for the public.
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Historically, for this kind of information, people have followed the guides and criteria set out by the Better Business Bureau (often known as the “BBB”), which assigns a grade to each company that approaches them. Their grading scale works from a school-style F to A+, and they determine the quality and reliability, issuing a grade as a sign of quality insurance.
However, slogging through the Better Business Bureau’s archives is work in and of itself, which is why this new research has compiled the information into one simple and easy-to-read page.
Each background check company has been graded by the Better Business Bureau, and most have received grades in the “A” range. Their dates of origin have also been taken into account, and each boasts at least 10 years of experience in the field.
Furthermore, every background check company offers a variety of checking options. The best-rated ones offer several choices. A standard report, which includes things like legal names, phone numbers and postal addresses, is sometimes available as a one-off purchase for a nominal amount of money. However, a more thorough check, which includes the ordinary report’s information in addition to address history, potential criminal indictments and more, will more likely cost in the double-digits range, if not up to $100.
Still others allow searches by multiple means, which may justify a higher cost. The ability to run a scan solely based off of a phone number rather than a name, or an address, is an important quality, depending on the nature of your investigation.
But even though many of these sites are reputable, with years of experience and positive customer testimonials, they are not always saintly in their actions. Often, a company will sign customers up automatically to renew a seven-day free trial. In these situations, clients may not notice that they’re being charged for a service until months after their investigation is finished, leaving them frustrated and angry at being scammed. Except it’s not a scam, per se -- it’s just dubious wording and sneaky fine print. In some cases, these kinds of actions have lowered their Better Business Bureau’s rating by an entire letter grade. This new study advises consumers to thoroughly read online contracts with eagle eyes before signing anything electronically, and keeping close tabs on their credit card activity.
Each of these background check companies, too, have enjoyed the perks of successful online web flow for most of their careers. Website hit aggregators like Alexa.com and Compete.com take careful note of which sites consistently perform well, get repeat visitors and the like. In compiling all of this information, this new study has found, definitely, which background check companies are the best fit for customers around the globe.
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