Thanks to BackgroundChecksVI’s easy-to-navigate system, conducting a Caribbean background check has never been more simple. But if you’ve never completed a background search before, interpreting the results might be a bit confusing. Don’t worry – learning to read your results is less complicated than it seems. Just follow these helpful guidelines:
First, remember to download and print your results.
This will ensure you have both a digital and hard copy of the information your Caribbean background check uncovers. Next, open your downloaded file in PDF format, as this will be the easiest way to navigate through the results.
The file you view will likely present public records for several people, not just the person you searched. That’s because these records are often reported in batches on news outlets such as The Virgin Islands Commercial Reporter. You get the page that contains the record, along with other records that were catalogued at the same time.
As you scroll through the document, you may see phrases like “reckless driving” or “breach of contract.”
Remember, this document contains information on more than one person.
Single out the data that’s relevant to your search on this document by:
Typing the name of the individual into the search bar at the top of your PDF viewer or using Ctrl+F.
This will highlight the areas where that person is mentioned.
If the individual’s name appears under the categories of “warranty deeds,” “marriage licenses” or “divorce licenses,” you have nothing to worry about (unless you’re planning on marrying the person, perhaps, and the news you uncover is a surprise). Additionally, deeds and building permits shouldn’t be viewed as red flags either.
If the name you’re searching appears under “cases filed,” however, you’ll want to take a closer look.
Play close attention to where the name appears. In a case titled “Person A vs Person B,” Person B is the defendant. So if you see “Newton Finkbiner vs Chadbourne Tassles – Eviction,” there’s no reason to distrust Newton, but you may want to think twice before renting to Chad.
In rare cases, you may find the name you’re searching under “death certificates.”
There are a few ways to interpret this. If the name in question is something like “Bob Smith,” there’s a good chance this is just a case of mistaken identity. If the name is something like “Aldous P. Harbengarbler,” however, it’s time to put your guard up. You could be dealing with a case of stolen identity.
Are these the only results you can uncover when you complete a Caribbean background check? Certainly not. Sometimes, the details you discover can be as complex as the people you’re searching for.
So if you stumble upon results that leave you scratching your head contact us and let us know.
We’ll be happy to help you make sense of your results so that you can make the best decisions for yourself, your business and your family.