Finding Someone's Past Behavior
People can change.
Just because someone has had a checkered past, it doesn't mean that they can't turn their life around.
That being said, a person's past behavior can also help predict their future behavior as well.
So perhaps you should be cautious and spend a little time checking up on someone.
Doing this yourself is not always easy.
You can't just walk up to someone and start asking questions. You have to have some discretion. But you can get some relevant details about someone without letting them know you are checking up on them.
Obviously, the internet is where you begin. You should be able to find something about most people on the internet. In fact, if you can't find out much about a person, that is almost a red flag itself.
You can start search with the social networks. Locations like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be very useful.
The majority of the people who you are interested in finding you should be able to get some results for. Facebook will enable you to get some basic details about someone. This can be pretty easy with public profiles.
To start, you will need only to know the full name of your search target. You should be able to get some useful information about this person. Facebook also enables you to narrow a search by combining it with a city name, previous school, career, or work place.
You can check through some common friends or friends of the person you and checking up on. You don't necessarily have to be directly connected to that person. You may be able to find some pretty decent general information.
You can also use the search engines to look for details about people. Because there will be so many different results for every name, you will need to add different qualifiers, such as where they lived, where they went to school or where they worked.
If you can find a name plus an address or phone number, you should be able to narrow down the results to learn a person's phone number, address and age.
Finding more than this may be difficult on your own. Many public databases are not open to Google or Bing.
If you want to spend a few dollars on a professional search service, you will be able to see other details.
Companies such as U.S.Search, Inteligator, BeenVerified and eVerify have been providing fast background screening services for many years.
These details may include professional licenses, birth, death and marriage details, criminal records, property records and more.
And you can probably get the information you are looking for in just a few minutes.