Last month, we asked our users to share their experiences using BeenVerified and the feedback we received was amazing! Your stories created a flood of positive energy throughout our organization and we can’t thank everyone enough for their thoughtful submissions. While each individual story was important in its own way, we can only give away five iPads. If we gave away anymore, we just may have to increase our pricing! (kidding)
A big congrats to our five winners. Now, without further ado, check out the stories from our featured winners. Enjoy!
Marcia P, Madison, WI
I met a man on a senior dating website who professed to be a 63-year-old widower from Maryland. He also claimed to be raising his 12-year-old grandson after losing his son and daughter-in-law in the same accident as his wife. Nothing like multiple tragedies to hook the unsuspecting potential love interest. After exchanging several e-mails, I wanted to check him out more carefully.
I subscribed to BeenVerified and was able to determine that there were indeed three men by his name in Sykesville, Maryland. However, none of them were 63 years-old and I was not able to find any obituaries for his supposed son who was killed in the accident. Bingo! Red flags started popping up all over and I did further research on the Internet about online dating scams. My man indeed fit the profile of an online scammer and I called him on it. Needless to say, I have not heard from him since. Thanks to BeenVerified, I had the ammunition I needed to back up my complaint to the dating website about this scammer.
Brandon F, Hendersonville, TN
Two months ago, my wife, daughter and I were going on vacation for a week to Florida. We were going to let [a house sitter] do the house sitting for us. Well, you know me…for peace of mind, I had to check him out to prove him worthy. Boy was I in for a shocker! He was a convicted felon!!! He had 2 counts of assault and 4 counts of felony burglary. I do NOT want to think about what may have happened had we not verified his past. BV, Thanks for protecting our family
Valarie F, Warrensburg, MO
I found a really great guy. Love at first sight, no doubt! I knew he was “the one,” but also knew that no one is perfect and that he had a past. I used BeenVerified to run a background check, just to be on the safe side. It helped to give me peace of mind, and it confirmed that fact that he wasn’t hiding anything from me. We are very happy, and are getting married in a few months, and are enjoying planning our future and life together. Thanks, BeenVerified!
Alethea F, Palmerton, PA
I’ve been having trouble with obtaining a rifle for the up-coming hunting season. I’ve been turned down at the sales counter multiple times, but the sales person could not tell me why. I decided I needed to find out why for myself. I had seen a advertisement on the side bar while checking my e-mail and often see ads on TV about BeenVerified. At this point I decided to give it a try. I did a background check on myself and I was surprised at the results. Someone else had the same name. Even down to the first letter of our middle names! The only difference was our middle name. Now when I returned to the store I used my full middle name instead of just the first letter. To my delight I was finally able to get my rifle just in time for the hunting season to open. Thanks BeenVerified.
Melissa D, Pittsburgh, PA
BeenVerified has helped my family! My teenage son mentioned BV to me, so I decided to check it out. Once I did, I was so glad to have found a resource to help me. I am a single mother of two great kids ages 8 & 17. My ex-husband has skipped out on paying child support for the last 9 months. I had been unable to locate him, he kept moving around and didn’t keep a job anywhere he went! Our family was really suffering with the loss of $5,000 in support over 9 months. I was also in jeopardy of losing my job because I couldn’t afford child care for my youngest.
So, I ran a search on BV and guess what? I found a trail of places he has lived and found out where he currently is! I obtained an attorney and tomorrow morning, I am meeting with my attorney to sign paperwork for an emergency hearing with a judge to have him held in contempt for child support and to ask for full custody. At first when my son told me about BV I thought it might be one of these so called public records search sites so I didn’t take it to seriously. But, thanks to BV I will now be able to obtain what is rightfully due to the kids and our financial burden will be lessened. THANK YOU!
Thanks again to everyone who entered! Have a story you’d like to share? Sound off below!