Spokeo is a service that provides White Pages listings, public records and social media information.
This service is intended to help people who have lost touch to find one another again and reach out to restore relationships.
Online dating will hopefully get a little safer now, since three major sites have agreed to background checks for prospective dating clients.
Some background check companies also administer and analyze drug tests. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has certain requirements for companies that do certain background checks, and you should use your own diligence to ensure the company you are hiring complies with all relevant laws.As announced by California Attorney General Kamala D.Harris, the sites will also up their online safety tools with “rapid abuse reporting systems,” online dating safety education, guidance for fraud prevention and how to safely meet people offline.Last month, New Jersey became the first state to enact a law requiring the sites to disclose whether they perform background checks.- the only large online dating service that already does such screenings - was elated by its successful lobbying and hopes other states will follow suit."The online dating industry tends to get a real bad rap, because of criminal activity," said True.com's founder and chief executive, Herb Vest."If we were to clean up, there's hordes of off-line singles who'd come online to find their soul mate."The pitch appeals to women like Jayne Hitchcock of York, Maine, who was victimized by three years of online harassment and cyberstalking in late '90s after someone assumed her identity and sent sexually explicit messages.