by Mike Masnick

Google Background Check On Date Catches Fugitive

from the your-permanent-record dept

Thanks to John for submitting this story about just how useful it might be to Google your dates. Of course, this has been known for years. It's been more than three years since we first posted stories about Googling dates as a poor man's background check. While, for most people, it's just an amusing and quick way to find out a little more about the person you're meeting up with, sometimes you can turn up quite a bit. In this case, a quick Googling turned up the fact that the guy a woman was about to meet was a wanted fugitive who had eluded authorities for over a year. Once again, it appears that Google really is your permanent record. Of course, you have to wonder... if you're a fugitive with the FBI trying to track you down, why are you going to use your real name on a date?

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    Patrick Grote, Jan 29th, 2004 @ 7:45am

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    That was a brief mention, but the story came out yesterday through Cincinnati.

    It's a neat story. I can't believe he used his real name.

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