• Background Checks

  • General background checks

    The term background check or background investigation is quite broad and wide reaching. The best way to narrow it down is to focus on the reason for the investigation and the goals looking to be accomplished.

    There are a lot of common misconceptions regarding background investigations. Most individuals search online for a background check website and find one that promises all types of results. Some even guarantee it. The hard truth is that the overwhelming majority of these sites use out of date discount databases to compile incomplete information and call it results. Not only does this not provide a sound background investigation but the incomplete and sometimes false information can lead to false accusations and missed dangers.

    Conducting background investigations in New Jersey has its own set of challenges. Some information is only available by visiting certain offices in person or by filling out the proper forms. Anchor Investigative Services is deeply familiar with many of the processes in New Jersey, specifically Monmouth  County, Ocean County and Mercer County that will yield the most accurate results while using the proper channels for information.

    Dating background checks

    We have very rapidly become an internet dependent society. It is no surprise that online dating or internet dating has exploded. It is a very convenient way to meet new people in our ever dwindling free time. There are many different dating sites and services that seem to cater to every lifestyle. This increased connectivity also brings a new world of dangers potential threats.

    Traditionally, online dating sites have required an extensive profile and information to be provided. This would give a broad overview of the potential suitor. Now with the advent of dating apps such as Bumble, Tinder and Grindr there is even less information provided by a possible match. Most often, there are a few pictures and a sentence or two about the person. These apps then allow for direct communication within the app.  After a few days of chatting, uses will often meet up. Since most of these apps are location based the uses are usually in a close geographic area. This quickness to meet and close proximity opens the door for robberies, assaults or worse.

    Conducting a dating background check or getting a dating background investigation provides you with the most information possible to protect yourself against possible danger. There is no guarantee that the individual you are taking to online is actually who they say they are.

    Anchor Investigative Services conducts focused New Jersey dating background checks utilizing New Jersey specific information in an effort to provide you with the most in depth information so you can make the most informed decisions.

    Pre employment – current employment screening

    According to a CareerBuilder survey of hiring managers 56% of applicants lie on their resumes. Most commonly, applicants lie about skills or capabilities they say they have.  The survey states that 54% of the applicants lie about the scope of their responsibilities at previous jobs. Even one quarter of the applicants say they have worked at companies they have never even been employed at.

    Anchor Investigative Services would not only research the personal background of a possible applicant but also conduct due diligence investigations regarding former employment. This would include speaking directly to past supervisors, verifying actual employment and getting an overall feel for the applicant’s approach to their professional life.  An applicant’s personal life, including social media presence, past civil matters and actual reference interviews will help to form an outline that will better prepare you for that first interview.

    Hiring new employees can be a time consuming and expensive process. Cut costs and save time by hiring Anchor Investigative Services to conduct through pre employment investigations on all your possible new hires.

    Tenant screening

    shutterstock_561396721There are many different online tenant screening services available. A large majority charge a fee and then supply you with a basic report right away. The information produced is often incomplete or completely unrelated to the subject you are attempting to screen. Some offer “nation wide criminal searches” which in reality, do not even exist for the private sector. These incomplete tenant background search sites offer a false sense of security while leaving you and your property open to lengthy eviction proceedings and costly damages.

    Anchor Investigative Services knows that your property is often a substantial investment. Maybe you have a beautiful home down the shore in Point Pleasant or Wildwood that you are looking to rent out over the summer. Maybe the property is a large single family home located within New Jersey. Either way, you have insurance on the property in case of a loss, shouldn’t you do the most that you can to protect it from malicious renters?