Surprising Things You Never Knew About the FBI

 The Federal Bureau of Investigation exists to protect us. Part of this duty includes keeping secrets from us. But not all FBI secrets are actually, well, 100% confidential. Here are 15 interesting facts the FBI doesn’t publicize.

1.  The FBI probably has your fingerprints on file

man gets fingerprinted
A man gets fingerprinted | Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images

You don’t have to be a wanted criminal to have fingerprints on file with the FBI. If you’ve ever been fingerprinted for a background check — like for a driver’s license or job — then the FBI has probably stored those prints. The organization keeps them in the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, located in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

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