I met Ezekiel Young from Salt Lake City about two years ago and he told me he was single. We hit it off right away. So, we started living together. He'd go to work, he'd come home, I'd fix him a drink, we'd have dinner. Then I found out, single he told me? Single, my ass! Not only was he married, oh no. He had SIX wives; one of those Mormons, you know? So that night, when he came home from work, I fixed him his drink as usual…You know, some guys just can't hold their arsenic!
Apparently, there are easier ways to avoid problems like Ezekiel.
In fact, there is a thriving business to be had doing premarital background checks.
So says, the Wall Street Journal. And it's a growing business too, taking a bigger share of the overall background check business which has increased from $2.6 billion in 2002 to $5.2 billion in 2012.
But wait, there's more. That $5.2 billion figure only represents the dollar volume of those explicitly providing background check services. It doesn't count similar services done in-house by companies to fight back on fraud, especially worker comp fraud.