The problem with Tinder background checks is the same problem that we saw and we solved years ago. I’m going to explain how, but just stick with me because I’m going to go a little deeper on the background check process.
Data is aggregated online and “dumped” into large buckets. Large background check companies then buy that data, based on the information they then want to resell onto their clients. That data is constantly updating as the main data is controlled by the parent company and the background check company has a system that makes sure that their data is always in sync. I wrote something much bigger on this on this a few years ago.
Okay, so what’s the problem. Well – the problem is that this data is VERY VERY INACCURATE. A current WSJ article states: “Background checks are often inaccurate and definitions of certain crimes, including sexual offenses, varv from state to state, so it is up to recipients of reports to understand the nuances of violations” Prof. Sugie said. Garbo said it has tried to address the pitfalls of background checks by adding its confidence indicators and limiting the information it provides.
Reasons Why It’s Inaccurate:
So say you found this article of the wig-wearing bank robber. But Tinder’s in app background check didn’t say there was any red flags from your new match. Let’s look at some reasons why:
- He was acquitted
- He lived in a state with closed records
- The data was never uploaded to state records
- The background check was pulled for a guy with the same name and got the two data confused
Here is a sample disclaimer on a background check website: Criminal or traffic record information contained in our reports may not always be 100% up-to-date, accurate or complete, since data is pulled from records maintained by various state, county, municipal and other government agencies and their contents may not be fully digitized, updated or comprehensive. Not all arrests lead to convictions and some may be sealed, overturned or expunged. Please use our results as no more than a point of departure and certainly no substitute for your own due diligence.
And honestly, our disclaimer at Aste is similar only because at the end of the day, even though we’re not using APIs and we are humans doing the manual investigations, we are still at the limitations of all of the same red tape.
How Aste Is Different:
You know how there was a whole uprising about how computers would take over and people wouldn’t matter? Yeah, that was squashed after a few years of panic. But it was only squashed because people realized that without humans to help the computers, sift through data, read outputs, and deal with the computer errors while also dealing with human error… it was the only way to get any sort of accuracy. Hire the experts, let them sift through the deliverables, then output actual results.
And here at Aste we comb through fields of data before ever giving our clients anything that hasn’t been verified – meaning no broken links, no information on the wrong person… only real data curated to give you a whole understanding and picture of who and what you’re talking to.
If you have a hard time navigating the digital landscape, remember that we’re just a click away and will help confirm everything your match told you so you can settle any nerves you may have going into your new relationship. Between that and your gut intuition, I can say you’re on the right path too.
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Light and love always,