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Using the Internet to Conduct a Free & Complete Background Check on Anyone

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This tutorial describes how to use the internet to discover the truth about someone's past behavior, their financial track-record, any available info about their criminal activities, and more.

Read it carefully...

1. Start with the obvious sources first - your own

If you know or have any connection to this person, then you should organize the info you may have available about them before you start searching elsewhere.

This is important because it gives you more to work with in terms of searches and cross-referencing. For example, if you know the high school they attended, or their previous workplaces, or their phone number - or anything of that nature - then you have more to search, more to cross-reference if no results come up for their name alone.

Here are some suggestions for getting organized and "starting in your own backyard":

* Search Your Computer. Download Google Desktop Pack to conduct deep-searches into your files, folders, documents and email programs. It's free, it's fast and it works a lot better than a typical Windows or Mac file search tool - way better, in fact.

* Check Your Own "Records". Agendas, day-planners, filing cabinets, stuff that's laying on the kitchen table, your child's report card (if you're investigating a teacher, for example), business card books, the phone book, your call history (if they've called you or vice versa), and so on.

The key is to collect as much information as you can. Alright, let's move on to step #2...

2. Exhaust obvious sources first, before searching the net

Investigations are often drastically shortened if the person conducting the search simply follows the "fall line" of obvious answers. For example, if you wanted to conduct a reverse phone lookup to discover the source of an unlisted number, instead of trying to find public records about a phone number, you could simply call and ask for the identity of the caller.

Now, the relevance of the "obvious factor" will vary depending on the type of information that you're trying to obtain - and for what reason.

Obiously, finding "neutral" information, such as where they went to school, and so on will be much easier to obtain than, say, their criminal history (if they have one). In general, here's a list of obvious and easy places to obtain information, if applicable:

* People who know or who have been in contact with your subject. You can often just approach these people and ask politely, if it fits the scope and/or intensity of your investigation.

* Their workplace. Depending on what you want to find out, their workplace may be able to provide you with some information. For example, you could pose* as a customer or as someone following up on an alleged "reference" inquiry, where you would be someone like a landlord calling their employer to verify their job, income, general behavior, and so on.

* Observation. Again, depending on the seriousness and intensity of the investigation - and what you want to search for - you can simply shadow** them like a private-eye would, with a classic "following them in the car" or "reading a newspaper on a bench" types of strategies.

Important Notice: Some strategies and investigative techniques in the preceding paragraphs have been marked with an asterix (*).

Please be sure to review the important legal information regarding these techniques at the bottom of this page, as these techniques are controversial, and in some situations, they're illegal. We recommend that you consult an attorney regarding your rights and your local & state laws as they relate to investigating an individual in your applicable location before conducting an investigation of any kind.

All information presented on this site is for educational purposes. Please read the terms of use for more information on your responsibilities by using YourSpyingEyes.com, as well as information about liabilities, and our disclaimer.

3. Start your online investigation

The internet is comprised of a few sites that get massive amounts of use (traffic), and billions of sites that get comparitively much less use, or traffic. So we'll focus our initial searches to sites where your subject's activity or "trail" would most likely be documented:

* Major search engines. Start your search by entering their name, or any other pertinent info you have at Google.com, Yahoo.com and MSN.com

Hint: Try searching for your queries in quotation marks after searching for them regularly. So for example, if you're looking for any info connected to someone named John Doe from Boise, Idaho, here are some recommended keyword variations to query search engines with to narrow searches to relevant results, if any:

John Doe

"John Doe"

John Doe Idaho

John Doe Boise

"John Doe" Idaho

"John Doe" Boise

Doe Boise

Doe Idaho

"John Doe" + arrested

"John Doe" + robbery

"John Doe" + fraud

"John Doe" + charges

"John Doe" + {any relevant keyword or suspected offense}

And so on...

* Large social networks. Myspace.com has over 180 million members - that's almost comparable to the population of the United States! (And it's not just teens anymore, a rising number of adults are using social network sites increasingly as time goes on). Other sites to search include FaceBook.com, Alumni.net, Hi5.com, WAYN.com, Ringo.com, Craigslist.com, Ebay.com, Kijiji.com, and so on.

* Local sites. Most cities have city-specific message boards, classified ads sites and so on. Search these as well.

* Search the main sites related to their known hobbies and profession. Most internet users primarily use the net for the following things, in descending order: email, news, research, entertainment and things that interest them - such as their career or their hobbies. So look for popular forums and niche social/networking/member sites that cater to their direct interests, hobbies or career, as you may find their profile or an ad created by them.

* Do they have a profile or blog? More and more people are using the internet to publish "stuff". Whether it be an occasional rant or humorous entry or a full-fledged topical site, chances are you'll find it on one of the following networks: Myspace.com, Xanga.com, Blogger.com, Squidoo.com, Technorati.com, Blogsearch.Google.com and similar "blog" search engines.

* Local/regional news archives. Search any local site that corresponds to the locations that you're aware of them residing - both now and in the past. Often news archives can contain police alerts, press releases or news about crimes, court cases, and so on that might be connected to the subject in some capacity.

Note: For much more advanced searching strategies, see the platinum version of Your Spying Eyes, as it includes about 30 minutes of video tutorials describing how to use Google and other search sites to pull up sensitive information - it's quite technical, but very powerful. It goes far beyond using "quotes" around a keyword...

4. Search public (government, legal) records

Public records - including court records, divorce records (court dockets), marriage records, death records (vital stats), arrest records, sex offender registry databases, inmate records, criminal court filings, civil court records, lawsuits, bankruptcies, birth records, business records - and so on - are actually all publicly available, but they're often hard to find.

Some can be found quite easily - for example, a semi-public database of property foreclosures exists at ForeClosure.com, while other records - such as a database of court filings and dockets from an obscure, local county in a smaller state may be practically impossible to find - unless you know exactly where to look!

That's where Your Spying Eyes comes in.

We connect you directly with more than 72 individual data sources - most of which are hard to find and not commonly used by anyone other than private investigators, attorneys or law enforcement agencies.

In short, Your Spying Eyes turns your computer into your own private investigator!

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* Please note that "pretexting", or pretending to be someone you're not in order to obtain information, is highly illegal in some situations and locations. It's a controversial technique at best, and we strongly recommend that you seek legitimate legal advice before engaging in any such activity from a licensed attorney who deals with that specific practice area. It is described in this article only for educational purposes as it is a technique often used by professional detectives. Please consult an attorney before considering its use in your own investigation.

** Please note that following someone or "shadowing" them is also a controversial technique that is best left to professionals who know and understand their legal rights (and the extent of what they can lawfully do within an investigation). Not only can it risk your own safety and the safety of others, it may also be illegal if done incorrectly or in certain regions. We highly recommend that you speak to an attorney who practices law in this specific field. It is described in this article only for educational purposes as it is a technique often used by professional detectives. Please consult an attorney before considering its use in your own investigation.

In both cases listed above, YourSpyingEyes.com, its owners, affiliates, employees and otherwise associates cannot be held liable for any damages caused, inflicted, received or otherwise experienced by you, the user, or anyone else as an end-result of this information being published for educational purposes, solely.

You are responsible for your own actions and the consequences thereof. You are also responsible for educating yourself with all applicable laws in your location regarding what you can and cannot do in carrying out your investigation. For further information and to read our complete Terms of Use and End User Agreement, please click here

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