Website offers maybe too much information

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A website called Instant Checkmate is helping some, while alarming others.

It’s a website where people can access all kinds of private information, from criminal records to marriage records.

Some people are fans of the site because they can run a quick background check on anyone.

Before, one would have to go to the county court office – in the appropriate county – to find out the type of information that is so readily available on Instant Checkmate.

Now, criminal and arrest records, marriage and divorce records, and even traffic violations can all be found on the innovative website.

The downside? The same as the upside: people could just as easily look up YOUR criminal records or speeding tickets.

So if you’re looking to bring someone new into your life, do your research. And if you’ve got something to hide, you probably don’t want to recommend Instant Checkmate to anyone.

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