Background checks for online dating
A recent study by Pew Research Center in Washington found that 30 percent of online daters search for information about their possible dates before meeting them.
This figure rises to 41 percent among 18- to 29-year olds.
It started with her own foray into online dating when she realized, "I don't really know anything about this person I'm about to meet." "These are racecar lovers. Sure, you don’t want to be on the dating site forever but you shouldn’t feel like you’re being rushed," she warns.
Some online dating platforms like e Harmony.com, and Sparks Networks (operator of JDate and Christian Mingle) have even begun scanning clients for instances of sexual assault, identity theft, and violence since 2012.
Match.com, e Harmony and Sparks Networks (operator of JDate and Christian Mingle) will scan the histories of possible clients for sexual assault, identity theft and violence before allowing them access to their fee-based sites.
As announced by California Attorney General Kamala D.
Maria Coder, author of "Investi Date: How to Investigate Your Date," has some tips for dating online, and for protecting yourself in a virtual world where anyone can claim to be anything with little or no verification.
She spent seven years writing her book, while working as a journalist.If you are an employer or landlord using a third party (like those that produce consumer credit reports – Equifax, etc.) to screen potential employees, you MUST comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and be able to document that you have done so.