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Garbo is on a mission to proactively prevent harm in the digital age through technology, tools, and education.
Garbo is on a mission is to empower individuals to make more informed decisions about their safety.
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What is Garbo?
Garbo is a nonprofit that provides an easy-to-use online background check platform, making it simple for individuals to see if someone has a history of violence including arrests, convictions, and sex offender registry information. In addition to our background check platform, we also offer resources, education and community connection.
When is Garbo launching?
Garbo is launching very soon - be sure to join the waitlist to get early access.
What information do I need to perform a search?
For most searches, Garbo only needs a first name and phone number.
In some cases, we may request additional information to provide accurate search results. The more information you input initially the faster your search will be.
What information will Garbo provide access to within a search?
Garbo provides access to public records of arrests, convictions, and sex offender registry data across most counties in the U.S.
Garbo believes in the privacy of both the person searching and the one being searched. We limit access to certain non-violent offenses, last names, and other personal identifying information.
Where does Garbo get their data?
Garbo works with a number of trusted and reputable public record data providers and utilizes their own systems to collect, sort, and provide access to records and reports of violence.
While we have the largest database of criminal records, we do not have access to every record due to jurisdictional laws. We work diligently to provide accurate and up-to-date records but can not guarantee the accuracy or availability of records.
Just because someone doesn't have a record on Garbo does not mean they do not have a history of violence. Please use caution when meeting someone new and interacting with strangers online.
How do I contact Garbo?
You can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org for general inquiries.