Background Investigations

In society there have always been people who choose to lie, deceive, and take advantage of others.  This is especially true when there is an incentive involved such as; obtaining a job that a person typically would not be qualified for; securing a residence when they have a history of delinquency; or having a relationship with someone who would likely be concerned about their habits, judgement, or personal motives.  Fortunately for the rest of us, there is a way to circumvent this behavior and to lessen the risk of becoming a victim.  This way is to have a background investigation performed on the individual beforehand and before it is too late.

We are fully capable of performing thorough Background Investigations on both people and businesses. To do this we utilize a combination of investigative resources, including: subscription databases, Open Source Intelligence Techniques (OSINT), courthouse research, personal interviews, and surveillance.

Some of the more common types of background investigation we perform are:

  • Pre-employment
  • Tenant Screening
  • Dating and Pre-marital
  • Litigation Support
  • Nanny or Elderly Caretaker
  • Corporate Due Diligence
  • Judgment Recovery and Asset Searches

We work closely with our client in these cases in order to answer only the questions that are relevant to the purpose of the investigation.  We will recommend that special attention always be given to areas where there is a strong history, and therefore, likelihood of fraud.   For example: In Pre-employment Background cases we suggest, that an effort be made to confirm the applicant’s past employment and level of education.  This is because these are two areas where those who are less than honest will often attempt to either withhold or embellish information on a job application and resume. We also suggest that any gaps found in a person’s work history be thoroughly examined as this may indicate a period where the person was actually employed, but the employment experience or relationship with the employer was less than favorable.  In Dating or Pre-martial Background cases, it is often the person’s age, income/degree of wealthy, or the person’s marital history that are misrepresented.

Among the resources we subscribe to are several law-enforcement grade database services; a nationwide network of criminal, civil and traffic court records; driver’s license and motor vehicle records; credit bureau listings; bankruptcy and financial information; personal and corporate tax filing information and much more.

To Learn More

For more information on how we can conduct personal and business Background Investigations in Reston and Fairfax, Virginia and surrounding areas, please contact us using the information listed below.

*Our resources are only used on lawful cases being worked for contracted clients. Some legal restrictions may apply.