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What is the Difference between Level 1 and Level 2 Background Check



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We meet people at various facets of life and people do not have halos or horns on their head for you to ascertain if they are good or bad.

If you are under an impression that someone’s social media platform will have all requisite information about them, you will be proven extremely wrong.

A lot of online crimes have been crafted with the assistance of social media profiles as well. The social media profiles cannot be trusted with the accuracy and legitimacy of information you see. Everything can be crafted- from profiles to pictures to data. You will see what people intend you to see.

So, what is the best source to know someone’s background information or run a background check on someone? If you are new to the procedures of background check, you must know that there are evidently two levels of a background check. Here, we will know all about them.

Difference Between Level 1 Background Check and Level 2 Background Check

Background check on someone is mostly needed as a pre-employment procedure. Now, the levels of background checks vary when it comes to the position on which the person is being hired.

The kind of background check you would do for someone at a very high position will be different and more extensive than what you would do for a person at a lower position or for an operational role.

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To start with the Level 1 of Background Check, it implies to not only run a background check on someone within a particular state but also less deep than you may need to know. When it comes to Level 2 of Background Check, check searches exceed the state limit for disqualifying offenses.

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The Level 2 goes deeper and accesses almost all relevant resources and there is extensive detailed digging up of information. More reliable and verified sources are used for such background checks.

You can learn more about level 2 background check and what information it entails to provide about the person under question. The Level 1 background is more superficial in nature and Level 2 check is more extensive and elaborate.

Running Background Checks through CocoFinder

Even if you want to run a background check on someone for personal purposes or for professional reasons, CocoFinder is the best and most trusted resort to do so. There are multiple ways through which you can run a background check on someone.

In a surprisingly prompt and quick manner, you can attain all sorts of information about the person under question. The search is extensive and data obtained are only from verified sources. When it comes to the authenticity of data, you can trust CocoFinder blindly with it.

Check Background from Name

Even if you want to just run a Level 1 background check on someone, you can just check their background based on their first and last name. If you also know their state of residence, the results will narrow down further for you.

Check Background from Phone Number

In addition to having someone’s name, if you also have their phone number, the search results will be more specific. Thus having the phone number gives further shape and purpose to your search.

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Check Background from Address

If you also are aware of the address or the Street name or other vague details of a person’s residence, you can attain their information based upon that data. The data will be more concrete and precise.

How to Check Someone’s Background

There is no technological prowess or intense understanding that you need to develop for the background check. The beauty of a platform like CocoFinder is its simplicity. It is extremely simple to use and its dashboard and user interface has been designed to make it more user friendly.

The process of background check can begin when you visit the CocoFinder web page and then look for the tab ‘search now’. In the search now column, you just need to enter all the information that you have about the person under question.

The results that will be generated will be curated as per the information and data that you have shared about such a person. As mentioned above, you can get a lot of information about a person prominently through their name, phone number, address and even their email.

The authenticity of the data retrieved from CocoFinder is extremely accurate and authentic. The details obtained will be unquestionably perfect and trusted upon. You can back upon the legitimate sources from which CocoFinder curates and presents the user data.

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The record time in which CocoFinder attains user information is surprisingly quick. There is no lag in information and data retrieval. Other web-based applications of this nature take eons to extract relevant data. The wait time literally tests the patience of the users.

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Why CocoFinder is the best

The minimalist structure of CocoFinder’s dashboard is an attractive feature. It qualifies as an information source presenting the most reliable information. There are some other core features of CocoFinder that make it the most desirable background check website:

100% Authentic Details

The details and information that you extract from CocoFinder are the most authentic. This is because the database of the website extracts information from only verified pages. The authentication and integrity of information are never compromised.

Instant Results

CocoFinder provides immediate results. There is no delay at all in information retrieval and information can be extracted almost instantaneously. There is absolutely no delay caused by virtue of buffering.

Multiplicity of Records

CocoFinder could turn out to be your one-stop-shop with respect to detail extraction. You can ascertain multi-faceted information and multiple kinds of documents of one single person. All details of one individual in one place.


With CocoFinder you can tick off almost all levels of background checks that you want. If you want to learn more about Level 1 or learn more about level 2 background check, you can know everything about someone from one sole platform.

CocoFinder is the best possible fact-finding platform that you can find online. It has every information and detail that is imperative for you to have a conclusive background check.

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EFCC Goes After Car Dealers, Real Estate Agents, Others



EFCC Real Estate Agents

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdularasheed Bawa, has hinted that a searchlight will be beamed on car dealers, jewellery sellers, real estate agents and others.

The anti-money laundering agency, while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, disclosed that evidence has shown that these set of people use proceeds of corruption for their business transactions.

He said the EFCC was working on a number of proactive strategies including a special control unit against money laundering, established particularly to address non-designated financial institutions including car dealers, real estate, jewellery dealers, among others.

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Mr Bawa said that he was confident that when the unit is fully established, corruption will significantly decline in the country.

He added that the agency was equally working towards the development of a biometric ownership database to address money laundering.

According to him, most proceeds of crime are laundered through real estate and have become a huge challenge, giving examples of property acquired especially in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt where billions of naira were laundered through this means.

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He, however, declined to disclose actual perpetrators or the properties involved but revealed that since his assumption, a number of recoveries have been made including N6 billion, $161 million, £13,000, €1,730, among others.

He further said internet fraudsters numbering 1,502 have also been apprehended between January and June 2021, noting that efforts were underway to file about 800 of them.

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Mr Bawa was at the Presidential Villa yesterday to clarify the specific Minister involved in the laundering of about $37 million into real estate to which he referred in his earlier statement.

He said the matter was an old case involving a former Minister of Petroleum, Ms Allison Diezani Madueke.

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KedCo Warns Customers Against Meter Bypass



Against Meter Bypass

By Adedapo Adesanya

The management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has cautioned customers in its franchise areas against meter bypass as it intensifies efforts in meter installation.

According to a statement by KEDCO’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Ibrahim Sani Shawai, “the warning had become necessary as a way of ensuring that renewed efforts at speeding up metering are not sabotaged.

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“Anyone caught bypassing our meters would not be spared as we will go all out within the provisions of the law of the land to ensure that violators are made to pay penalty after prosecution.

“We are speeding up processes to ensure that 87,747 meters are installed by the end of the month under the zero phase.

“We have met with all vendors and mandated them to increase manpower to ensure speedy deployment and installation of meters to customers.

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“We appeal to our numerous customers to give vendors the necessary cooperation to ensure that estimated billing system is brought to an end in KEDCO franchise within the shortest time possible.”

The distribution company had recently warned customers against meter apathy as it observed that some customers were deliberately refusing to get metered, which it considers unacceptable.

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KEDCO is one of the major Nigerian electricity distribution companies. KEDCO operates in the northwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria and generates, distributes and markets electricity in three states. It covers the franchise states of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa.

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Navy Seizes 251 Bags of Smuggled Rice in Akwa Ibom



251 bags of smuggled rice

By Adedapo Adesanya

The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base (FOB), Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom has impounded 251 bags of rice smuggled through the waterways.

The Commanding Officer of FOB, Navy Captain Suleiman Abdullahi, disclosed this in Ibaka on Thursday when he handed over the bags of contrabands to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

He said that the 251 bags of rice were seized from smugglers on June 15 during routine patrol operations by the unit, explaining that the suspects abandoned the rice and the boat and fled on sighting the naval patrol team, emphasising that the Base would not relent in putting an end to illegalities on the Akwa Ibom waterways.

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“What you are witnessing here today is the handover of 251 bags of rice suspected to be smuggled into the Nigerian maritime border.

“By the directive of the Flag Officer, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Sanusi Ibrahim, we have zero tolerance for smuggling.

“By the directive, we have carried out intensive patrol and on June 15, 2021, we seized one wooden boat and 251 bags of smuggled rice.

“On sighting the patrol team, the smugglers abandoned the rice inside the boat and flee to escape arrest.

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This is an indication of their awareness of the crime perpetrated by these suspects for them to have abandoned their boat and flee,” Mr Abdullahi said.

The commanding officer warned smugglers to relocate out of the Nigerian maritime borders, stressing that it would not be business as usual for them.

He urged them to desist from smuggling and other illegal businesses, but they should engage in legitimate endeavours.

“I will like to use this opportunity to warn those maritime criminals that it is not going to be business as usual.

“That they should desist from their criminal ways and engage in genuine business, otherwise the long arm of the law will catch up on them,” he said.

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Receiving the 251 bags of rice on behalf of the customs, the Comptroller of Sector 1, Port Harcourt, Mr Shehu Abubakar, said the agency would do everything possible to stop smuggling in the country.

Mr Abubakar, who was represented by the Superintendent of Customs, Border Drill Patrol Team, Oron Axis, Mr Mustapha Ahmed, warned smugglers to desist from the illegal trade, stressing that the organisation would continue to checkmate all economic sabotage in the country.

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