Background Checks

It used to be that if someone was running a background investigation on another person, that person was under suspicion for illegal behavior. That assumption can no longer be made today. Whether you're hoping to get a job or even rent a room, a background investigation in Chicago is common.

If you're applying for a job working with children, you can expect your name to be run under a Chicago criminal record check to ensure the safety of the children. If you're renting, your landlord wants to be certain you pay bills on time and won't trash the place. So, for whatever reasons you believe you need a search of criminal records in Chicago, Arkus, Inc. can help you.

Why Do I Need a Background Check?

Background checks are one of the least invasive kinds of investigative techniques, but it can save you lots of grief should something arise. Maybe you recently met someone who's pressing you to invest money. Could it be they are conning you? Or, you're hiring a nanny and you want to be sure he or she is trustworthy to care for your children. Consider, also, the aspect of online dating — is your new love interest a felon, or still married? All of these possibilities (and so many more) are reason enough to execute a background check. Your safety and security could be at stake, so why take the risk?

What Is Included in a Background Check?

When Arkus, Inc. gets a request to perform a background check on a subject, the first thing we determine is what function the check is meant to serve. There are many ways to get information, but not every subject needs to be investigated in the same way. A Chicago background investigation can verify that the subject would be a good tenant, but there are more intrusive ways to discover whether the subject has a criminal record. Each purpose requires a different kind of investigation, and the depth of a background investigation is nearly limitless, depending on the kind of information the client requires.

A background check can discover the following:

  • Prisoner information
  • Criminal records
  • Convictions/lawsuits
  • Aliases
  • Bankruptcy filings
  • Friends and relatives
  • Past/present addresses
  • Sex offenders
  • Driving records
  • … and much more!

Choose Arkus for Your Background Check

While it is possible for anyone to search public records and learn a lot on their own, Arkus, Inc. has resources that are not readily available to the public. Regardless of the kind of information you're seeking, we have the technology and state-of-the-art tools to perform any job required. We treat every client that walks through our doors the same way — with quality service in a timely manner, and with the guarantee of confidentiality and privacy.