Unusual Background Checks From Temecula To Timbuktu}

April 3, 2019 0

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Ive been doing background checks for a living since 1994 and shortly thereafter started doing international checks. Over the years I have had many unusual requests for information about people and companies as well as many unusual results of our searches. Some of the requests were unusual and some of the results are tragic. I write this to give you an insight to the interesting, unusual and sometimes humorous work that I do.

Here are a few of my favorite stories.

The Oxford PhD.

A longtime client asked us to check an existing young employee who was being promoted and transferred within the company. This employee was required to update her vital info on an application form. On the form she indicated that she had a PhD in international human resources from Oxford University THE Oxford in the UK. The employer thought that it was odd that she didnt mention that when she applied for a $7 hr. ad sales job two years earlier. The client asked us to check it out.

They faxed over the info and I took a look at the application and within a few seconds I knew that the applicant was lying. I called the client and told them that I would save them the price of an international check, I know shes lying. I said. How can you tell? they asked. Because she said that she attended Lady Margaret Hall (college) at Oxford and she spelled Margaret wrong. Anyone with a PhD from Oxford wouldnt spell the name of the college wrong. Of course we went through the motions and called Oxford and we found that LMH doesnt offer human resource degrees. She should have picked another college at Oxford to lie about. Think about this one. She already had the promotion, and she still lied.

The Nanny From Uganda

This one happened just recently. A woman from New York called and asked if we could do a criminal check on a man from Uganda that she was planning to hire as a nanny for her infant child. I asked her, Why? She asked me what I meant by why? I told her, Why on earth would you hire someone from a place where there is no rule of law, where any criminal check I could obtain is not worth the paper it is written on and where this person is from a region of the world that is the home of AIDS. What are you thinking? I asked. I was being polite. I really thought she was out of her mind. Now, I know that what I said was not politically correct, but it is the truth. She said, Maybe youre right. I got the feeling that I was the first sensible, practical person that she had spoken to on the subject. I should have charged her for the avuncular advice instead of the criminal check, but hey, Im a nice guy.

The Pool Digger

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A fellow from a local pool company ordered a check on an employee that he had already hired and put to work digging pools with a backhoe. At the time, our office was in Temecula, California and the new employee was digging pools in Palm Springs which is about two hours away. It took a couple of days to get the hand searched records from Utah where the worker had previously lived and to our astonishment the employee was wanted for escaping from jail in a rural county in Utah. He was also a registered sex offender in Utah. It is important to note that this happened in 1995 before we were using the internet. Everything was done by phone and fax and was much slower.

I called the client right away with the big news. Now normally, we provide the information and it is the clients responsibility to act on it. I offered to figure out what the client should do with this dangerous employee. I asked an assistant of mine if her husband, who was a Riverside County Deputy Sheriff, could drive to Palm Springs and arrest him. We found out that it doesnt work that way. They have to serve a warrant from the jurisdiction in Utah and that could take days. I thought the deputy could get an extra credit or something for arresting a wanted bad guy. I guess I watch too much TV.

I then called the District Attorneys office in rural Utah, but there was no answer to my call. I then called the Sheriffs office in that Utah County and talked to the Sheriff. (Think Andy of Mayberry here.) I told him that I called the DAs office, but there was no answer. He told me that they were all out fishing. I asked him if he knew the pool digger and he said that he did. I said, Well come and get him. Hes in Palm Springs. Ill get the address for you. To which he replied, We dont want him. If hes in Palm Springs he ain’t bothering anybody here. You cant do that, I said. The hell I cant, he said. He then proceeded to tell me that they were a small county and that the extradition would take a mountain of paperwork, (which he was not inclined to do) then they would have to send someone to California to pick-up the prisoner, haul his sorry a** back to Utah then the county would have to pay to keep him in jail for the next few years. In fact, he was doing the county a big favor and saving them a bundle of money by not getting him.

Meanwhile my client, the pool company, is in a panic. Remember that this is before we were on the internet. I got directory assistance and found the Utah Countys only bail bondsman. I called and asked if they were looking for this pool digger. They were. The bail bondsman in Utah asked for the address where the pool digger was working and said, Well have some guys pick him up in about 2 hours.

I cant tell you how many times that the story above has been instructional to me. It is the epitome of government vs. private sector. Government moves glacially slow at great expense with mountains of paperwork, while the private sector gets the job done better, faster, cheaper.

The Wanted Murderer

We did a criminal check for a client that hired dozens of people per month. The client operated a call center and we quickly learned that for some reason telemarketers have a disproportionate amount of criminal records compared to the general population. Imagine that.

The record came back for an applicant that we were checking and low and behold, the person was wanted in Los Angeles County for murder. I called the client right away to inform her. She said that it was odd that I called at that moment because he, the applicant, was waiting in the outer office to see her. She was truly afraid.

I called the police in her town and explained the situation and they told me to tell the client that it would take a while to process the warrant; that she should stall him and let him go home, thinking that he would start work in a couple of days and that they would arrest him at home over the weekend so as not to put anyone in danger at the clients office. By the way; the police had to ask me for the mans address so they could go and arrest him.

The Ballistic Nurse

This happened on the day of the bloody glove in the OJ Simpson trial, June 15, 1995, a day I will always remember.

We were background checking a nurse for a hospital in Southern California. The LA County Superior Court sent us wrong criminal information on the criminal search. They did a name search, but did not cross check date of birth or Social Security number and reported that the subject of our criminal check was a drug dealing prostitute who had several arrests and convictions. We subsequently reported this wrong information to our client. (FYI: this is the only documented case of my company making a mistake in a criminal history report.) When the nurse applicant had her offer of employment rescinded she went ballistic. The client later told me that he was screaming, ranting, raving, cursing and threatening lawsuits on everyone.

We immediately reinvestigated the records and quickly found the error. Still, even though we were wrong, the client did not want to hire the nurse. She had shown her true colors by ranting and raving and screaming. She had been escorted out by security and in no uncertain terms, they didnt want her in the hospital ever again. The client asked us if there wasnt something else we could find to give them legal terms to rescind her offer of employment. We dug a little deeper and found that she had in fact stretched her record of employment to cover a 90 day employment at another hospital where she was fired. Because she lied by omission on her application the offer was rescinded.


Let me say first off that I have always wanted to do a background check in Timbuktu just so that I could truthfully say that we have checked out people everywhere from Temecula to Timbuktu. This happened just a couple of weeks ago and prompted the writing of this article. A gentleman emailed and asked if we could check out a person and his company in Timbuktu, Mali in West Africa.

If you are not familiar with Timbuktu, it is a real place on the south west edge of the Sahara Desert and surely one of the most remote places on earth. Think French Foreign Legion desert outpost with camel caravans passing through. I read somewhere that it recently boasted of 400 telephones and 2 internet lines. Wow!

I told the client that since we have never done anything in Mali that I would have to check and see what is available and how long it would take, etc. I am one of the few experts in the USA on international background checks. People contact me all the time asking how to get records from far away places. When, even I cant figure out how to get records from somewhere I call the local US embassy in that country. We can usually figure things out from there.

I cant say anything more specific about this case, but I can say that we were surprisingly able to get quality information quickly and uncovered another West African internet scam involving gold dust and probably saved the client tens of thousands of dollars.

The Good Looker

One client ordered a criminal and a credit check on each new employee. We did a check on a new employee and about a month later that employee called me and said that she was the new Human Resources Director. She was going over the policies and procedures and wanted to ask me about background checks. She asked me if doing a credit report was worth the cost and What can you really tell from a credit report?

I said, Let me tell you about you. I was doing this purely by memory from her report a month earlier. I said, You are single, approximately 31 years old, you are a college graduate, you are from New England originally, you live in a rented condo, you drive a modestly priced Toyota or Nissan and you are good looking. She said, Now wait a minute how can you tell all that? I explained that most of it was educated guessing on my part, but I saw no spouse listed, I saw student loans, a SS# that started with 1, auto loans and the numbers on her address told me that she lived in a condo. What about the good looking part? she asked, Theres no way you can tell that from a credit report. I said that I noticed that she had a credit card with a $1000 line of credit at Victorias Secret and I know that, as a rule, ugly women dont shop there; therefore you must be good looking.

Kit Fremin is the owner and founder of Background Check International. Since 1994 BCI has served clients as varied as: the LA Times, Department of Defense, Mars, Inc., the UN, the NTSB and Calvary Chapels nationwide. His website is: and he can be e-mailed at

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The Benefits Of Using A Jib Crane

June 16, 2018 0

in Earthmoving Equipment @ 1:24 am

byAlma Abell

One of the most challenging things that a person can take on in their life is the owning and operating of a small business. Although the running of any small business is challenging, the running of an industrialized small business seems to be the hardest. There are many different variables that go into the running of an industrialized and neglecting any one of them can be disastrous. A vital part of making sure that you industrialized business runs properly is having the right equipment in place. One of the most popular pieces equipment that is used in industrialized businesses is a jib crane. The following are a few of the benefits of having a Jib Crane for your business.

Compact and Functional

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One of the biggest benefits of having a jib crane for your business is that it is very compact yet totally functional. These types of cranes take a very minimal amount of space, which is great for a business owner will limited square footage. You need to check around and see which jib crane will be the best fit for your needs and business type. The more you know about the type of crane you need for your business, the better equipped you will be to find the right one to buy.


Another benefit of owning a jib crane is that you will be able to take advantage of its versatility. Due to its design, the jib crane is able to pick up a variety of different oddly shaped materials. This is especially good for people who deal in oddly shaped heavy materials that have to be moved on a regular basis. Other cranes or only designed to move certain types of loads, which can prohibit you from expanding the operations that you have.

Cost Effective

Another benefit of using a jib crane for your business is that it will allow you to save money while getting the moving power that you need. In most cases, jib cranes are much cheaper to use than other types of cranes and have just as much power. The upkeep on a jib crane is usually very minimal, which can also save you money in the long run. You need to call around to the local jib crane providers in your area, in order to assess who has the best price on what you need.

Reasons Why Your Business May Need It Outsourcing Services

May 29, 2018 0

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Submitted by: Kellie Purden

So, you want to save on equipment and tools for your business! IT outsourcing services could be right for you. These days, most businesses cannot operate smoothly without the use of computer systems, wireless networks and online marketing.

There are many benefits that you can get when you have the management of your IT systems outsourced to a third party. If you are looking for answers as to why your business may need such service, read further to know what many people are citing as good reasons to do so.

Great Savings on Business Costs

One good reason is great savings. Purchasing state of the art equipment and tools necessary for IT systems can be very costly. The same holds true with hiring full-time employees for network administration, software development, infrastructure design or online marketing work.

E-mail Solutions

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As your business grows, your internal messaging requirements can be more demanding. Instead of adapting costly internal messaging systems, you may wish to consider opting for e-mail hosting services. Among the benefits that you can get from such service include a secure POP and IMAP access.

Whether you wish to answer e-mails online or offline, Web hosting support could help you out. Make your e-mails more secure by opting for professional Web hosting services. With it, you can enjoy a huge storage space amount. Additionally, e-mail solutions can save you time sorting through your messages and determining which ones are junk or spam mails.

Hardware and Software Support

A number of IT outsourcing companies are offering hardware and software support. Normally, they handle network issues or software problems remotely. If they fail to fix the problem through remote means, they have their IT professionals delegated then for field work. IT consulting firms are there to offer you on-site support to address all your hardware and software problems.

No one knows when an IT system will suddenly fail. This is why it is imperative for any business to enlist the services of an outsourcing IT company that will take care of everything from cleaning to maintenance of a software system and repair of defective or failing hardware.

Server Maintenance

IT support firms can help you concentrate on the important aspects of your business especially if it is predominantly online. Nowadays, business transactions are being done online. If this is the case, you cannot let a server go down. Once a server fails to do what it is expected to, it could mean lost clients.

Although some customers can understand the occurrence of server failures, they would be less likely to consider your services if your server is down most of the time. It can be very helpful for business success to outsource to a reputable IT firm that can shoulder server support and maintenance. Such service must also address emergency system recovery and necessary software installations and upgrades.

IT outsourcing service providers can help avoid business problems from occurring. Many companies fail to take into account the importance of overall maintenance and precautionary measures because of the fact that they are busy with usual transactions that are going on in their business.

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Looking For Great Deals On Heaters In Dayton, Oh

May 6, 2018 0

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If you live in the Dayton, OH area, you know that winters in that area can be extremely frigid. As with most locations across the Midwest United States, Dayton has cold, long winters with a relatively high amount of snowfall. With winter being such a difficult time in Dayton, it’s extremely important that you have all you need to keep warm during these months. Thus, if your heater goes out, it’s going to be imperative that you have it repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. However, with Dayton being a fairly big city, there are many companies out there for you to choose from that sell heaters, so you might not be sure where to turn. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can find great deals on heaters in Dayton, OH; you just need to do your homework. Here are a few ways in which you can maximize the value you receive from this purchase.

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A great way to begin your search is to speak with friends, family members, and other people you can trust. Those people will be able to give you the names of companies you should check out, and given that they’re trusted people in your life, you’ll be able to rely upon their advice. As you’re speaking with them, write down the names of the companies they recommend, and you can research each of those companies further.

A good way to do research on most things is on the internet, and looking for heaters Dayton, OH is no exception to that. You can seek out the web site for each company you’re thinking about going with, and there you can find a lot of useful information, such as pricing and selection. This will help you to determine the companies that will be the best fit according to these simple factors. Another thing you can consider is online reviews. While online reviews aren’t always great as far as sources of information go (they are, after all, written by people you know nothing about), they can help to supplement information you’ve gotten on certain companies. In the end, finding good deals on heaters in Dayton, OH is quite simple, but make sure to keep an open mind and consider all of the possibilities that may help you.

There are lots of other ways you can help yourself find great deals on systems for heating in Dayton, OH. When it comes down to it, the amount of value you get out of your purchase will largely reflect the amount of research you do, so make sure to do as much research as possible on heaters in Dayton, OH.

Computers: Where To Go For Data Recovery

February 18, 2018 0

in Earthmoving Equipment @ 2:46 am

Submitted by: Beverley Brooke

All computer owners out there know that hard drives can and probably will fail at some point in time. Even though hard drives are built to last and withstand a lot of things, crashes are something that hard drives don t handle well. Although the loss of data is something to be expected – data recovery ensures that your hard drive doesn t fail you when you need it the most.

Your hard drive is very important. It stores all of your data and files, and keeps all of your important computer documents. Hard drives have rotating gears, an aperture arm, and 4 platters that store data. No matter how great a hard drive is built, failure is bound to happen one day.

When your hard drive crashes or you lose all of your information, there are things you can do to get back your data. The best way to get back your data, is to take your hard drive to a specialist in your area or send it off to a company. This way, tests can be ran on it and the specialists there can recover your data, which may require rebuilding your hard drive.

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If you happen to have multiple hard drives or a RAID configuration, then all you need to do is replace the broken hard drive, and the data that you thought you lost will be regenerated among the other drives. If all of the hard drives in the RAID or mirror configuration have crashed, then you ll need to send them off together.

Those of you who decide to on the task of fixing the hard drive yourself, should rethink about it. Repairing a hard drive takes a lot of time, effort, and research. If you have no experience with hard drives, it is definitely something that you don t want to get into.

Even if you have a neighbor who is very experienced with computers and hard drives, you should still look into taking your hard drive to a professional – and get it done right the first time.

In the rare cases where the hard drive cannot be repaired, the experts will let you know. They will tell you that there is nothing you can do, the hard drive is completely destroyed. This way, you don t waste time or money on something that simply cannot be fixed.The registry keeps growing when you use Windows. As it does, it attracts obsolete information and becomes cluttered. Get Free Registry Cleaner Scan here!

Although data recovery can fix your hard drive and restore your data and information in most cases, you should still create a backup of your information. This way, you ll have everything you need just in case something happens that can t be fixed. It isn t hard to create a backup, and you should always backup your data at least once a week.

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Your Business Needs Are Realized Using A Professional Web Design Service

January 22, 2018 0

in Earthmoving Equipment @ 2:36 am

Submitted by: Adrian Burns

Internet utilization is soaring all across the globe. There are thousands of active internet users who use the web every week a minimum of once. Basic time spent each week by users on the web is increasing day by day. All of this reveals robust growth of internet utilization over the years. Pace of technology in localization and personalization will energize huge portion of this growth. In the beginning internet had been used for just business requirement. Well up to a point this is still the same, nevertheless at the moment, web has been used for many purposes. This method of correspondence is currently a necessary part of promotional idea. If you wish to reap the benefits of net, there are numerous options and applications that a person has to think about.

Domain Name: One should recognize what is the basic factor which helps other people recognize you? The foremost thing is your name. By the same token Domain name of any website is a major aspect which will help to boost visitors to your website. You should ensure that when picking domain names you should know the search terms connected with your products and services consumers are seeking and incorporate them in the domain.

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Internet-site: Your site is your most excellent still simply non functional asset in getting a name on the web. It is perhaps the main resources which you may control that you had brushed aside a lot. With present-day frantic time, most net user gives you about 15 seconds. If you find a way to present him or her what he or she is interested in, there is a decent chance that the surfer could remain on the site for another 3 to 3 mins.

Website Optimization: It works on significant parts of your site. I have to ask, what percentage of you have appointed a service offered by a lot of companies known as SEO? This helps to grow your website visitors and helps to improve business as this will pull would-be visitors to your website. Search engine marketing is a popularly used solution to ensure that your site is ranked in the first two pages of all the online search engine result. It is often demonstrated by a number of findings that first two pages of web engine outcome draws majority of the traffic. Not a single service provider throughout the world shall confirm listing in initial two pages of the google search. This might only be done by expert online search engine services such as Yahoo, Google and Microsoft and many more. With the intention to be in the top few pages, a site wants more visitors and well-structured website.

We all have much less time for everyday tasks and if you want to make certain that you make an impact in such less time, companies need to get closer to the consumers. That would be finished with getting presence online. Also, it’s equally important that we use a service which has got good information in developing the appropriate online-site. Naturally an efficient website would help in attracting a lot more potential clients for your organization and consequently much more income to your business.

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Locksmithing And Their Types}

January 11, 2018 0

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Locksmithing And Their Types



We all know that locksmiths work with the lock systems. Although it seems funny but yes they are legally allowed to break the locks to enter you home, office or vehicle. Strange, isn’t it? Your dream of locksmithing can make you a residential locksmith, an industrial locksmith, an emergency locksmith or a commercial locksmith.

Being a residential locksmith means you are dealing in service providing to homes and other residential areas. You are basically supposed to change the lock mechanisms of the doors or make fabricated keys so that the doors can be opened. Usually, residential locksmiths try to match the customer requirements by providing them with the best lock systems.

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Let’s move on to locksmiths working in the commercial zone. These are the professionals providing their optimal services regarding lock systems for various kinds of commercial organizations. May it be an educational institute or an office area, locks are something utterly essential. Wherever there are locks, one is bound to require the services of a locksmith at some point in time. Usually, in this commercial sector, locksmiths are needed to enhance security systems, develop lock combinations and install advance lock systems along with many other complex systems as well. You might have noticed in many organizations that in some specific areas entry of unconcerned employees is restricted. The systems used to make sure of this are the works of locksmiths. Normally, fingerprint based locks are used and sometimes, in more confidential areas, retina scanners are also installed. Doesn’t the job of a locksmith in the commercial area seem very interesting?

Massive organizations require complex lock systems to enhance security. After all their stocks and production facilities are worth millions or billions of dollars. Locksmiths, who specialize in providing protection and solving lock related problems of industrial areas, are the angels that the industrialists call for help. Usually, warehouses and factories need to be secured with efficient lock systems that are highly advanced because resources kept here are extremely precious. Even truck entrances and forklifts are often secured with complex lock systems. The locksmiths in this area need to be highly trained and qualified. Not that the other locksmiths can make do without it but here it is a little bit more necessary due to the nature of the sector.

Apart from the above three types, locksmiths can even opt for specializing in emergency services. This type usually requires 24/7 service provision as emergencies have no set time limit, they can occur at any time. So, in case you wish to have favorable and comfortable working hours, this isn’t your field. Like all other locksmiths, emergency ones also help you unlock your car, bus, truck or any other vehicle or you home, apartment or office building. So basically there isn’t much difference. But here you have to all time ready with your equipment and tools along with expertise in your specific field. Be ready to attend distress calls in the middle of the night which really require a lot of work to be done!


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