Background Checks Before Dating
In today’s day and age, one could never be too careful especially when it comes to matters of the heart. There are plenty of love stories out there with beautiful endings but as with most things in life, there are also plenty of horror stories as well. Luckily we have the tools at our fingertips to make sure, or at least to mitigate any potential pitfalls one may encounter in the dating world. Now, I’m not suggesting that everyone you meet you run a background check on but it would be the prudent thing to do if you decided to go further into a relationship with anyone individual. We all need to protect ourselves from any harm whether it be to the wallet or to the heart. There are professionals out there who prey on the vulnerability offered by someone who is seeking to enrich their lives and share themselves with a compatible mate. Lots of things must be taken into consideration, such as “how you met this individual”, “The age” and “willingness” of the person to offer up some historical data about themselves. Much like interviewing for a job or position is dating and the beginning of a relationship. While there are many points to consider I will expand on the above-mentioned three. We strongly encourage folks to call WB Investigations in Charlotte, NC to run these background checks and buy themselves peace of mind. The cost is minimal to what you would receive in return.
“How you meet matters”
With the advent of the internet came the ability to connect far and wide with people from all sorts of walks of life. This opened many doors for the positive but sometimes and in increasing numbers for negativity and falsehoods. Where before you were limited to your slice of the world now your options widened but so did the opportunities to be “catfished”. In short term “catfishing” is when you run into someone, usually through the internet who isn’t exactly who they say they are. When you start to question them, their answers become muddled and unclear at best. Some warning signs include them slowly asking for money for small items, they won’t meet with you, their profiles are emptied or minimal at best with generic pictures, and the biggest being that they won’t video chat with you. Older adults are usually prone to attract these criminals who hide behind a computer terminal and all they want is to siphon as much as they can from your bank account. At WB Investigations we see and hear clients every day who in our opinion must run a background check in order to get the answers they need and in the long term saving themselves hundreds if not thousands of dollars and heartaches.
“How old is the person”
One would think that the older you are the wiser you become and this is true but when it comes to matters of the heart it doesn’t much matter how old you are. You want what you want, and in most instances, an older person wants companionship, who can blame them? It is important to know the age of the person you are talking to, especially online. Age matters because that’s a discernible factor, one which can be verified without much effort. Also, the older a person is the more information that person should have online and the better to identify them with. Again call WB Investigations and we will work with you to obtain the right answers.
“How willing are they to offer information”
We recently dealt with a client who is a business owner, and a very successful one at that. You can’t get one over her when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. This lady knows her stuff but when it came to love she seemed a bit lost and a failed marriage and years of broken relationships left her unable to discern the right candidate when it came to her own personal life. When she approached us with this case it was evident to us that the only reason the person she was talking to online was interested in her was for her money. We noticed that every time she asked anything personal about the individual she would receive short answers at best and sometimes none at all. The person was unwilling to share about themselves any more than they had to. Excuses were made and things just didn’t add up. Unfortunately by this point, she was taken for a hefty amount of money and they wanted more. She wisened up and had us do a background check on the individual or at least who he said he was. Because of this background check we were able to follow up and learn that the person did not exist at all, at least not in the form they were providing. The first clue that something was amiss is always when they ask for money, they start off slow with small amounts but once they see that there is a willingness on the part of their target, they never stop and are relentless. So be aware of the signs.
In summary, please run a background check on anyone you think you may be interested in pursuing with any seriousness. WB Investigations is here to help with such matters. We have been serving the community in Charlotte, NC, and surrounding areas since 2005. We have the capability to run anyone living anywhere in the United States and provide you with the right type of information to help you make the best judgment call. Call today at 704-266-4224. We are here ready to help