Intelius is a company that specializes in public records information. In addition to several free search services, Intelius also offers consumers more in depth public records searches for a fee. Based in Washington state, the Intelius background check service was founded in 2002 by a former Microsoft executive and has thrived ever since.
The services offered by Intelius reflect the increased use of the internet for social networking, job seeking, and money transferring. Due to this heightened traffic, people are at a much higher risk of both identity theft as well as accidentally crossing paths with internet predators or other unsavory characters. In order to prevent some of that risk, the background checking and identity security options offered by Intelius are designed to reduce the question marks regarding online contacts. There is no way to surf the net safely without some kind of system in place to check the validity of interactions online.
Intelius provides a variety of services to meet this need. The most popular function of Intelius is its routine background checks. These services are often marketed to the online dating community, to provide an extra level of security before taking an online relationship to the next level. Intelius also performs background checks for employers to check the history of potential employees. It is also possible to purchase identity protection from Intelius. In addition to these services, Intelius' website hosts a variety of free functions, such as address look up or reverse phone search.
Due to the thriving nature of online life, there are a number of other public records information companies. Other big names in the industry include SentryLink, SearchSystems and PublicRecordsPro. In addition to these more popular sites, there are various lesser known sites, but all such companies offer similar services, with basic address and phone searches available for free and more intensive searches offered for a set price.
Author: K. Alders, Background Check Service Reviews