Homeowners warned to background check workers

Nearly three quarters of homeowners have not carried out background checks on workers that they have let into their house, a new survey has revealed

You would think that protecting your home against unsolicited intruders would be obvious but the study, carried out by 192.com, found that many home owners have been very trusting when it comes to letting workers, such as builders, nannies and housekeepers, into their home.

Although some have had good experiences with these unchecked workers, one in 10 admitted that they had been ripped off.

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Online directory 192.com have warned that whether it’s a fundraiser or a gardener, homeowners should always do a background check before they let people into their home.

Dominic Blackburn, product director of 192.com, says, ‘Directories are no longer used for just looking for people and businesses, they can also be used to verify identities.’

With over 280 million entries, 192.com is an easy way to quickly run a background check before you let a stranger into your property. iPhone users can also download the app for a quick and easy search option.

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