Do you know that there are literally, millions of tools, from SS Search to Credit Checks, to Fact Checks!
Can you imagine having these search tools 20 years ago?
It’s sometimes easy to forget the things we take for granted on the internet in 2018. In 2008 if we wanted to see a copy of our credit report, we had to write to a credit reference agency with a check for $5 to see a copy of our credit report. Today we have access to it in as little as 2 minutes and can check this regularly.
In 1998 to check our bank records we had to wait for a statement in the mail or join a phone hold for many minutes. Now we log-on to our banking records via our smartphones and get up-to-date information instantly.
If you wanted to run a check on a customer’s credit rating, this would be a complicated and often manual process. If you want to hire a staff member you would rely on references the applicant provided, without anything concrete to rely on.
In 2018 we have a fantastic set of tools at our disposal!
The array of tools available on the internet, with results in just seconds is staggering; and very often we forget just how many tools there are out there at our disposal.
Think about it:
- Internet Banking
- On-line tax return filing
- Social Security Number (SSN) Search
- Credit Checks
- Checks via Facebook, Twitter, Social Media (legitimate or not, this exists)
- Criminal Record Checks
- Marriage Checks
- Divorce Checks
- Child Support Checks
- Fact Checking (Think about the term “fake news”)
The number of facilities available to us as citizens is vast. I wonder how many of us really know about these facilities and indeed know how to use them?
USA Trace provides checks for a number of these services including SS Search. You can access many of them including checking someone’s background, running an SS Search / SSN Search, checking marriage or divorce data here.
In many respects, I think learning the framework of the internet is possibly the single most important thing to teach children in schools (as well as educating ourselves). It’s extremely important to find out what is available to save ourselves time and money. We hope our website will help you with some of the information that is “checkable”.
However, with all of this free, publically available information, it’s also important to stay safe on the internet especially for children. There’s a great article about this here.
There’s a useful Wiki entry on Social Security here.
Other pages you might find useful include: