I have a friend that is dating a man who is telling some whopper stories. Is there a way I can find out if he is a con man, check out what he says and get more information about him?
The best way to check the person out would be to contact people or agencies who would have information about what he is talking about, said Sgt. Rick Nickell of the police department. For example, military service can be verified by contacting the appropriate branch of the military. The person could also check court records to see if the individual has previously been involved in litigation of any type. The other option would be to hire a private investigator to check out the person's background, Nickell said.