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    Default Background Check App Comes To The iPhone


    Although background checks are both widely practiced and encouraged for a variety of professional purposes within the contemporary workforce, the iPhone is poised to make background checks far more commonplace than they already are. And there's some debate as to whether that's really a good thing.

    In this morning's Washington Post, the world at large was introduced to a new application capable of performing an elaborate detailed background check all for the amazing price of zero dollars - which separates this app from other similar applications that come with an exorbitant price tag.

    Back in September, we wrote about a new iPhone app that would allow you to run a background check on a new lover. It's mildly creepy, but also kind of interesting. Unfortunately, that app, DateCheck, also charged an arm and a leg to run the checks. A new one gives you some background checking ability for free.
    Dubbed "Background Check App," this application with the straightforward name culls relevant data from "BeenVerified" in order to help you perform a background check on the individual you're curious to learn more about. Some of the concern born of this app, of course, relates to the likelihood of people abusing the information and obtaining more information than anyone should have without a legitimate reason.

    Fortunately, for those of us concerned with violations of privacy run a muck, the controversial new app that modifies your iPhone into a detective's tool, only allows three queries a week at no charge. If three searches are insufficient for your snooping needs, than this app joins the ranks of other background check applications that charge a pretty penny for the functionality. In this case, unlimited access will cost you $8-a-month.

    Beyond looking up things such as age, address history, and relatives, Background Check App gives you access to criminal records, the properties associated with a person (and their values), and even scans the social networks to find data about the person there, such as pictures of them.
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    It works pretty well.

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    Holy crap this is scary. It knows my cell phone number, price of my home purchase, DOB...I think we're going too far
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    Why do we need this????
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    kinda scary..lol, it says i'm 42 years old when i'm only 26 and it has the wrong current address, but i dont like the fact that people can see where i'm living..lol
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    This thing sucks, it only lets you try 3 successful searches then it asks you for money
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    This is all public record. You can find this information online usually very easily. I think this is a great idea for an app if you have a legitimate use. Not sure I would want to know too much about people in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista Brothason View Post
    This thing sucks, it only lets you try 3 successful searches then it asks you for money
    it lets you do 3 free searches a week...so try again a week from today and it should let you do it 3 more times for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
    Holy crap this is scary. It knows my cell phone number, price of my home purchase, DOB...I think we're going too far
    That's not the scary part. The scary part is that this is all public information! BeenVerified.com is just an aggregation of information that any Joe Schmoe that knows where to look can find. Real estate purchases are typically public record. Your DOB can be found by looking up criminal records - also public record. Cell phone number is a bit harder to find, but still obtainable.

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    Neat...but not much use to me in Canada.

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    Handy little app. The info on me is very outdated though. I haven't lived at that address since about 2003...
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    Quote Originally Posted by relkorama View Post
    Neat...but not much use to me in Canada.
    Ok so then safe to say it will not work for us Canucks?

    Thanks! Too bad sounded cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycdiplomat View Post
    it lets you do 3 free searches a week...so try again a week from today and it should let you do it 3 more times for free.
    Yeah deffinatley dont like this. I wish you could just purchase the app in the appstore because i deffinatley would.

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    downloaded.very accurate app [sorta]. searched myself, and it said that im 4 years older than i really am and the current phone number i havnt had for over 8 years. oh well. keeps the nosy noses at bay ;]
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    Will this app work to find info worldwide?? or just for ppl in the US???

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    Scary
    This is getting a lil' ridiculous...

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    This app sometimes works, most of the time not. I have a friend that was convicted 3 times for drug possesion, he told me to look for him and he was clean on the criminal records, nothing shows. It is good to keep it for free, but if you are going to pay for the year membership for something that its not going to tell you the right thing sometimes, you are going to waste your money. It works only in United States
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