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Roomi Launches Backgrounds Checks To Make NYC Safer

Roomi Launches Backgrounds Checks To Make NYC Safer

“Mom, I do this walk everyday, I’ll be fine!” Your parents might worry about you living in the big city but at least they won’t have to worry about who you are living with. Roomi is excited to offer an even more thorough background check program and from September 5th to October 5 th only, background checks will cost just $6.99!

When it comes to searching for rooms and roommates we believe safety is everything. Now, in addition to verifying potential roomies’ social media accounts, you can require a background check to really get to know who they are before you decide to live together.

Putting The “I” In ID: What The New Background Check Looks For

Roomi’s new background checks are incredibly thorough and applies to both people listing rooms and those searching for them. The background check will find criminal records involving violence, theft, sexual or substance abuse, fraud and property damage.

Crimes against fashion, unfortunately, are not yet covered. There’s no guarantee your roommate’s pet isn’t a serial shoe chewer… but at least you know your shoes won’t get stolen!

Roomi’s Security Partners: And Identity.com

The way our verification works is pretty straightforward. The first step is to verify your identity, then the powerful and easy to use service scans IDs to ensure you are who you say you are. Confirmation is done by checking against a social media site, like Facebook or LinkedIn. Then, Roomi sends the info to the security pros at Identity.com, who handle the full-blown background check.

Save Big With Roomi’s Limited Time Introductory Rate

Once you successfully complete the background check, you will earn a special badge on your Roomi profile so potential roommates can quickly see if you have completed the background check. Those of you who do the background check will have a big advantage in finding the best roommate possible.

There’s no charge for the service if you’re listing a room but if you are searching for a room, there’s normally a $24.99 fee. We say “normally,” because this fall we are running an introductory deal on the whole thing. So get yourself verified now, save some cash (like $18 to be exact!) and find the best roommate opportunities around on Roomi.  

Press Release:

Roomi Launches Use of Background Check Tools to Screen Potential Renters

NEW YORK, September 5, 2017 – Roomi, the leading shared housing marketplace, announced today it will begin using background check tools to ensure that users can safely vet and connect with prospective roommates when they list their vacant rooms on the platform. The tools will ensure that current tenants (listers) and prospective roommates (movers) do not have a criminal record. The new tool will enhance the likelihood of a safe, trustworthy environment for both the lister and the mover. The background check will include a search for criminal records involving violence, theft, sexual or substance abuse, fraud and property damage.

A mover or lister must verify their identification. Applicants will then be asked to confirm their identity through a social media site such as Facebook or LinkedIn and provide proof of their identity by uploading their driver’s license or by confirming personal information. 75 percent of users connect social media platforms to their accounts.  After the applicant’s identification is verified, Roomi forwards the information to Identity.com to run the background check. Roomi will launch a special $7 introductory campaign for 30 days from September 5 to October 5. This special offer is reduced from the standard price of $24.99. Listers can be screened at no charge.

After successfully passing a background check, Roomi will issue a special badge to respective movers and listers. The badge will then be attached to the individual’s profile in the messaging area of Roomi’s platform.

Roomi CEO Ajay Yadav said, “At Roomi, our success is dependent on the safety and satisfaction of our users. Our background check service will provide an extra level of safety for both listers and movers. It will help build trust between the two parties, which we recognize is very important when choosing a place to live.”

Thus far, several hundred people have enrolled.

About Roomi

The industry leader in the shared housing marketplace, Roomi is a free mobile app designed to simplify the roommate and housing search process. CEO and founder Ajay Yadav developed Roomi to address the “obvious need” for a tool to help people find housing and compatible roommates. Launched in 2015, Roomi is based in New York City. To learn more visit roomiapp.com