1. What is a background check?
A background check is a view into a person’s possible past criminal behavior as recorded in public information databases and/or court records.

2. Why should I do a background check?
In today’s world, there are, unfortunately, individuals that do not have your best interests at heart. So it is important that you take precautions to reduce your risk. Requesting a background check from MyMatchChecker.com is one of the things that can help reduce risks.

3. What will a background check reveal?
The basic MyMatchChecker ‘Just Met’ search queries criminal databases from all 50 states, the national sex offender registry and the FBI terrorist watch list. Other MyMatchChecker searches are more comprehensive.

4. How long does the background check take?
Normally, search results are emailed to you in 24 to 48 hours or less. The MyMatchChecker research team reviews criminal record ‘hits’, so this process takes a little time.

5. Is the background check accurate?
The background check is based on the information that you provide. Any criminal records that may be found are reviewed by the MyMatchChecker research team.

6. What information does MyMatchChecker need to do a background check?
Ideally, MyMatchChecker needs the person’s full name (including middle initial), the date of birth and address including city and state. Any additional information such as ethnicity, work history, etc. is also helpful. If you do not have all the information, complete the search request with the information available.

7. How can I find out a ‘date of birth’?
You should not be shy or embarrassed to ask for the person’s date of birth, age, birthplace, driver’s license, etc. However, if you don’t feel comfortable asking for specific details, you can try some of the Top Ten Questions we have listed on our site to help you determine the person’s age and date of birth. If the person is reluctant, that may be an indication that there is a problem, so be alert.

8. If a person’s background check comes back with ‘No Record”, is the person safe?
The background check is one part of keeping yourself safe. While a ‘No Record’ is a positive sign, it does not guarantee absolute safety and you should always continue to use common sense when meeting someone or as the relationship progresses. Follow your instincts; if something does not feel quite right, back off until the issue is resolved.

9. In addition to a background check, what else should I do?
MyMatchChecker recommends that you search social media, use google or bing and that you ask probing questions to learn about the person’s family, children, friends, car, home, etc. The more information you can gather, the better evaluation you can make.

10. Can I do a background check myself?
You can certainly check public record databases and court records yourself, but it is a time consuming endeavor and you may not be familiar with the legal language used. MyMatchChecker.com makes background checks easy, inexpensive and you can rely on the integrity of the owners (both retired police executives) and the trained MyMatchChecker research team.