A background check may be conducted for a variety of reasons. For example, a person may have connected with a love match and may want to confirm that the person is who he or she is claiming to be and also that the person is safe to be around. In other cases, the person may be being considered as a new employee. If the person is applying for a job with a business, the business may want to confirm that the employee has the credentials that he or she claims and may want to check with past employers about previous work history. If the person may be hired in the home such as a nanny or housekeeper.