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Background Checkology makes it easy for you to create your own package, providing you with the tools to efficiently and effectively manage your background screening program so you can make smarter decisions fast.
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Social Security Number Check
This is a valuable investigative tool that uses the Social Security Number to obtain aggregated data from hundreds of sources that include credit headers, voter records, utility records, US Postal addresses and more. This investigative step helps to uncover undisclosed names, variation of names, maiden names and other used alias names that either may or have not been unintentionally or intentionally omitted.
A SSN check confirms if the social security number is valid, provides address history and verifies the SSN is not part of the Social Security Administrations Death Index. The SSN trace is not part of the final report and cannot be purchased as a stand-alone but rather a research pointer and should not be the basis for taking adverse action or to be included in a final employment decision. Due to the Randomization of Social Security Numbers issued after June 25, 2011, our validation process only includes a search of the death index after that date. For more information, please visit: http://www.ssa.gov/history/ssn/geocard.html
National Alias Criminal Check
This search checks all ALIAS, or Also Known As (AKA’s) names in our National Multi-Jurisdiction Databases. It can identify past address history, validate SSNs, date of birth and other information to help determine if additional background screening is warranted. Not only is the candidates full legal name (first, middle & last) checked in our databases but all variations of their name, including but not limited to former names, such as maiden names, nicknames, and/or variations of the legal names they have used.
This search combines nearly one thousand databases and one billion criminal records reported from various federal, state, county, local and other proprietary sources across the United States. These sources may include but are not limited to Department of Corrections, Administration Office of Courts, arrest data, prison records, probation information, court records, warrants and/or other proprietary sources.
Typically, disreputable people do not supply their exact legal name when applying so utilizing an ALIAS search will help identify and search the different variations of a candidates’ name. Although there is not one source containing all adverse records in the United States, a National ALIAS Multi-Jurisdiction Database Check provides one of the broadest and most robust geographical nets to find criminal records. All criminal records found are verified as accurate prior to the report completion by our proprietary Criminal Confirmation process which is typically is returned either in hours or days depending on the county courthouse.
National Sex Offender Check
Using the candidates provided name, the latest information from sex offender registry records from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, numerous Indian tribes and various individual jurisdictions are searched and make up our Nationwide Sex Offender Check. All criminal records found are verified as accurate prior to the report completion by our proprietary Criminal Confirmation process which is typically is returned either in hours or days depending on the county courthouse. Visit our Resources page for information on your states sex offender registry.
Domestic Watch List Check
Our Domestic Terrorist Watch List will search U.S. and foreign sanctions watch lists as provided by the FBI Terrorist Watch List, foreign governments and international organizations for the candidates provided alias names. All criminal records found are verified as accurate prior to the report completion by our proprietary Criminal Confirmation process which is typically is returned either in hours or days depending on the county courthouse.
Global Watch List Check
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) list will be searched for the candidates provided alias names. The SDNs list included people, organizations, and vessels with whom U.S. citizens and permanent residents are prohibited from doing business. All criminal records found are verified as accurate prior to the report completion by our proprietary Criminal Confirmation process which is typically is returned either in hours or days depending on the county courthouse for all OIG, OFAC & GSA checks.
County Criminal Check
Most criminal cases filed in the United States originate in state county court houses. There are over 10,000 courthouses located across the 3,200+ counties and county-equivalents in the 50 states and District of Columbia. These records are the most up to date and may include records that have not yet been transferred to national criminal databases. Depending on the state and county, records are accessed either digitally or physically. We are interfaced or directly connected to over half of all counties which allows for fast and accurate turnarounds. Results can be instant if the county is electronically interfaced or may take days if a court runner is needed to physically pull records.
A County Criminal Check can be configured to check the candidate’s current county of residence, multiple counties selected or unlimited counties for the past 7 years for any criminal records (note this search is performed for a single name). Some counties may charge an additional fee to access records. Check HERE to see if a particular county charges pass thru fees.
National Federal Criminal Check
The U.S. Federal Court system is independent from state and local courts. Our National Federal Criminal Check searches all 94 federal judicial districts, including at least one district in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Three territories of the United States the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands also have district courts that are included in this search. Crimes like identity theft, robbery, child pornography, federal hate crimes, animal cruelty, tax evasion, drug trafficking, bank robbery, mail fraud, embezzlement and other federal crimes can only be uncovered using a federal criminal record search. Results are typically returned in one business day but may take several days to complete.
Motor Vehicle Record Check
A Motor Vehicles Records Check (MVR) reports an applicant’s driving history which can include the drivers’ license status and class, violations, convictions, restrictions, and other information related to driving records and credentials in the state of license. Some states do not report convictions like DUI’s on a criminal report and are only available on an MVR. Results can be instant or take up to 24 hours to complete. Each state charges an additional fee to access motor vehicle records. Click HERE to see your states fee.
Confidential 10-panel drug checks for both DOT regulated and non-regulated organizations are available. Comprehensive nationwide collection sites available from Quest Diagnostics and Lab Corp to get your applicant to the closest location in the fastest time. All non-negative tests are reviewed by high trained Medical Review Officers to ensure maximum possible accuracy. Our highly secure and encrypted, web-based online scheduling tools ensure all regulated and non-regulated compliance measurements are met allowing you up to date real-time tracking and status monitoring of results. Additional drug check products available upon request. Click HERE for more information.
Consent Based SSN Verification (CBSV)
Our access to the electronic Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (eCBSV) system helps allow you to confirm the information provided by the applicant. With the consent of the Social Security Number holder, eCBSV can verify if the SSN holder’s name, date of birth, and SSN match SSA’s records. CBSV returns a match verification of “yes” or “no.” If records show that the SSN holder is deceased, CBSV returns a death indicator. CBSV does not verify an individual’s identity.
Our automated electronic I-9 authorization helps you to meet the legal requirements to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. Both employers and employees can easily complete this automated process. Applicants can complete on any connected device, take photos of documents required and upload those documents for final approval of the employer.
Never let your company get caught or charged up to $1,000 per applicant for housing outdated or expired verification documents such as the employee’s driver’s license. Our system will update you when each document expires allowing you to be in compliance 100% of the time.
Automated Employment, Professional and Personal Reference Checks
Add virtual researchers to your team with our VeriCheck web verification services. VeriCheck is an automated verification system that allows our clients to complete employee/volunteer reference checks quickly and efficiently.
VeriCheck sends a time-limited link to a secure site where a candidate’s references confirm previous employment and other information by answering a few quick questions. After the employment and other information is confirmed, completed results are sent to your account for review.
The entire VeriCheck process is also completely configurable so you will never have to accept a one-size-fits-all platform. You can use existing default questions or personalize the process by determining how many and what questions reference contacts need to answer. Best of all, you are never charged for any VeriCheck reference checks that are not completed. Spend less time tracking down references and let VeriCheck do the work for you.
CRIMINAL CONFIRMATION is included in each search and ensures ALL criminal records reported are validated and authenticated for accuracy at the time the applicant’s report is delivered to you. Relying on unvalidated or unconfirmed criminal records greatly increases your chances of disqualifying valid candidates due to inaccurately reported or outdated records that may have been reversed, expunged, removed or are simply wrong. With CRIMINAL CONFIRMATION you can rest assured that any criminal record reported to you has been reviewed and confirmed accurate by one of our highly trained researchers.