Have you ever tried Googling someone only to come up with some basic information and maybe a few outdated links to social media profiles? There’s a new website going viral which reveals so much more information about people than just a simple google search can show you.
Been issued a speeding ticket? Failed to stop at a stop sign? What about your family members or friends? If you are like most of us, the answer to at least one of those questions is “yes”—the vast majority of us have slipped up at least once or twice.
A revolutionary new website called ‘BeenVerified’ is now revealing the full “scoop” on hundreds of millions of Americans.
BeenVerified aggregates hundreds of millions of publicly available criminal, traffic, and arrest records and posts them online so they can easily be searched by anyone. Members of the site can literally begin searching within seconds, and are able to check as many records as they like (think: friends, family, neighbors, etc. etc.).
In order to research someone’s arrest records, you’ll need to actually go into a county court office – in the appropriate county – and formally request information on an individual. This process may take several days at best and will usually take several weeks, if the information exists at all. With websites like BeenVerified however, a background check takes just a few clicks of the mouse, and no more than a few minutes.
While doing research for this article, I was curious to do a quick search on myself to check out just how good this service really is. Much to my embarrassment, the search revealed several items I’d totally forgotten about—one of them being a secret social media account I’d opened years ago under a fake name, that I’d really rather no one find out about.
After searching for myself and finding my full report, my curiosity got the best of me and I started looking up old boyfriends. A relationship in college ended abruptly, when my boyfriend disappeared during his sophomore year amidst rumors of drug possession. When I found his report I was shocked to see a criminal record pop up with prison time served and a “Not-Specified” offense. I always thought he seemed a little shady and now I know the truth.
Not only does BeenVerified show criminal records, but it also includes more general background information like previous phone numbers, age, court records, multiple types of licenses (FAA, DEA) and even satellite documentation of current and past addresses—it’s shocking just how much information is revealed in these reports.
In addition to giving information on the specific person you search for, the report also includes an interactive list of sex offenders located around the addresses listed in the report, as well as a map plotting out their locations, complete with really unnerving mugshots.
I started poking around my current home address, and was completely shocked to see that more than a dozen registered sex offenders are living nearby. With listed crimes ranging from “Indecent Liberties” to “Rape of a Child”, it’s quite scary to think of the potential danger to families living in my neighborhood.
I would definitely recommend this tool to friends and family. Anyone can start running background checks on people using BeenVerified within a few seconds—just click this link to get started.
One last note, Please READ IT carefully:
I have to warn you before you start your search. The information you will find may be overwhelming and has the potential of changing your view about the person you are looking up. Keep this in mind before you complete your search.