Free background checks are difficult to find. Most websites charge a fee for their services. This article provides readers with sources of free background checks that are available on the web.
Contact public agencies. Public resources are the best, because most states BCA (Bureau of Criminal Apprehension) websites offer free background checks to the public. These free background checks will mostly find felony (and some misdemeanor level) convictions. However, many times if you want an in-depth search, you will have to order one directly from the state that you reside. These searches also have the ability to find not only criminal convictions, but arrest records too.
Consult private resources as they are good providers of background checks, however most do not offer free background checks to their customers. Sometimes though, these resources are more reliable than public ones due to the fact that they also offer features such as property, and even marital records. Some examples of websites include: freebackgroundcheckusa.com, freeprf.com and peopleinvestigator.com. However, with some of these websites, the more you want to know, the more you pay!
Call private firms. Private firms do not offer free background checks. They also charge a lot more than websites do, and usually what they find, you could also locate on a wesite at a cheaper rate.