Public Records vs. Professional People Search and Background Check Services
There are two basic differences between Public Records and Professional Search services:
The Source of Information
Public records people search and background check engines can access only public databases, which may be outdated. You may receive incorrect or incomplete data, or the report may be missing information. Professional searches access proprietary databases with current data. This access requires a private investigator license. Hence, you receive the most accurate results.
Public records search engines do not verify the information is about the correct subject. A live, licensed private investigator can verify the results are about the correct person of interest. This can be quite a crucial point in your search for information about somebody.
Needless to say, a Live PI can provide you with more reliable information.
Your ultimate goal dictates which type of search you choose. Sometimes a public records search may be sufficient. Then again, if you need to be absolutely sure you get the correct data, talk to a Live PI.