There are FREE websites to get criminal records, mugshots and more. I will post when I talk to my friend who found them. These e mails are really a pain in the ass and send you to bad sites, that's why they are in your junk folder...
Nothing free here. Better off spending $5 for a site that doesn't claim to be free, unless you think things like astrological sign, pilot license status, and # of sex offenders living in an area are worth paying $23 a month to get.
I am a former law school professor and the public-record information offered on instandcheckmate.com seems to by in sync with what I know of pubic records. WHY DOES THIS SITE HAVE A "WARNING" ON IT? WHY?
The offer a free test of their site - but hidden in the agreement is that they automatically sign you up for their service for $29 each month if you don't CALL them to cancel in 5 days. Call 866-490-5980 to cancel.
While I found no malware on the site, the ads they run are misleading by suggesting an offer of free background checks, taking a long time running a check (to make it seem like they are doing a lot of work), then finally taking you to a page where you have to pay to see the report. The ad I followed was displayed on the Denver Post news site by DoubleClick, so people aren't going to the site via sketchy links but rather very mainstream outlets. I did not give them a credit card so can not comment on if they provide real information or if this is a scam, but based on the way they promote the service I would recommend against trusting them with your personal information.