... if you derive your primary income from taxes paid by the people, the people have the right to know you are representing us responsibly.
... if we place you in a position to claim honor and to judge us, we have a right to know you are worthy of such a position.
... if we are expected to trust you with educating and guiding our children, we have a right to know you are a positive role model in your own personal life.
... if we trust you with caring for our aged loved ones, we have a right to know you will maintain dignity, integrity and responsibile care for those who can not care for themselves.
... if you represent us, you have a responsibility to protect us and to take all reasonable steps to keep us, our children and families safe from preditors.
The ProveMEtm concept was originally developed as an enhancement to the online dating industry. Online dating offers remarkable variety, anonymity and freedom. Unfortunately, along with those benefits comes an inherent risk of catfishing, scamming and other malicious activity by people who simply lie about who they are. ProveMEtm returns accountability to the Internet by verifying a person's identity while protecting his or her personal privacy.
The inventor knows the need for it all too well. After a divorce in late 2013, he eventually found himself turning to online dating. Quickly, the risks of meeting potential companions over the Internet became problematic. Few contacts proved to be who they said they were. In addition, the constant catfishing attempts quickly destroyed his perceived credibility of the online dating environment. He knew there must to be a better way to know who he was communicating with. A reliable solution didn't seem to exist ... so, he set out to create one.
In 2014, the concept started simple. If he could find a way to validate the superficial information used to register on a dating site, detection of fake profiles should be easy to expose. Unfortunately, he couldn't have been more wrong. The truth is, there is very little motivation for online dating sites to require truthful information (aside from how to charge their monthly fees, that is) from those who register with their services. In fact, there is even less motivation for them to even collect personal information in any way! The bottom line is, online dating is all about selling as many monthly subscriptions as possible and having high "membership numbers" to use in their marketing campaigns. Honesty, integrity and accuracy has historically been of little concern for many online dating services. ProveME allows online services to enhance user security by encouraging truthful information while protecting the privacy of their subscribers.
In March of 2015, his mother unexpectedly passed away in a nursing home. Struggling to understand how this could happen, and on a hunch, he engaged ProveME to search the Internet for possible comments from other families who had lost loved ones in the same nursing home. Much to his amazement, negative comments instantly began to surface about the nursing home from other families as well as current and former employees. The light came on and he quickly realized the discovery power of ProveME. It seemed the power of ProveME could extend into countless other areas. If he could somehow leverage this information to demonstrate negligence and poor performance by nursing home employees, future lives could be saved.
It's becoming common practice. In many cases, employers would rather give a leaving employee a glowing recommendation rather than an accurate one. The reasons for this behavior can be many, from an effort to simply rid themselves of the employee to avoiding potential legal issues associated with giving an employee a bad reference. This practice is becoming known as "passing the trash". In fact, because the problem is so widely spread in the educational community, there have been lobbying organizations established specifically to combat the problem. One such organization has made great strides in changing the legislation associated with schools who engage in Passing the Trash (visit: S.E.S.A.M.E. for more information).
ProveME too has proven to be extremely valiable in documenting the practice of "Passing the Trash" behavior. Although many employers are careful not to document this practice in an effort to avoid potential legal liabilities, in most cases other employees' and engaged parents' online postings can clearly demonstrate a problematic fellow employee. The ProveME ability to cross-reference extensive information makes it possible to easily document and demonstrate a poorly performing employee. ProveME was fine-tuned to look for and specifically document this practice by exploring and consolidating social media and other available information.
ProveMEtm has matured to be extremely flexible and thorough in its approach to information discovery. Unlike most conventional online information databases, ProveME isn't static. Instead, it is a living, breathing and constantly learning discovery tool. It's ability to "think" allows it to dynamically explore deep databases available on the public Internet that most other solutions skip over. ProveME can intelligently "learn" what is relevant and what isn't. Additionally, its ability to morph itself into any situation allows it to crawl and monitor the Dark Web which is the more "seedy side" of the public Internet. It is in the Dark Web where everything from prescription drug trading to human trafficing resides. ProveME has demonstrated the unique ability to merge information learned on the public Internet with that of the Dark Web to cross-match identities and other information.
Recent months have revealed numerous politicians, public servants and justice personnel who have been found to have crossed legal lines and have landed themselves in trouble. Just because the people crossing legal lines are quiet about their actions and cover their trails, doesn't mean others with whom they interact with are equally quiet. ProveME roots out these connections and cross-references them to assemble previously illusive paper and communication trails. As a test of its capabilities, when these stories are made public by news agencies, we have tasked ProveME to attempt to discover the same information publically released. In nearly all cases, ProveME has been able to either meet or exceed the information released by news agencies with little effort.
Because of its design, ProveME has demonstrated itself as both solid and reliable. Simply put, it can discover anything about any person it needs to, and with as little as a name to start with. That is why such a powerful solution must be carefully controlled and why we have elected to constrain the solution by implementing safe-guards that follow all national background check standards. Because of its design, and our implemented safety measures, your information is safe and is never shared outside of your profile without your consent. The only exception to this rule is if the information discovered is found to be obviously illegal or if we are ordered to share the information by a legal order of the Court. Despite the power of our solution, we continue to protect your information and do our best to keep you safe!