Social Security Trace

A Social Security Number (SSN) Trace validates a subject’s social security number and address listings via one of the three major credit bureaus. This search is probably the most useful tool used in determining or verifying identity. The trace either validates a number as legitimate or reveals an anomaly – an incorrect number or a deceased person’s number – which could indicate a false identity. 

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Social Security Administration (SSA) Search

The Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) is available at Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Business Services Online (BSO). It allows registered users (employers and certain third-party submitters, such as Check Before Hire) to verify the names and Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of employees against SSA records. This search is not a pre-employment search, but a post-employment search only. SSA will verify SSNs and names solely to ensure that the records of current or former employees are correct to complete Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement).

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County Criminal Records Search

A County Criminal Records Search reveals a subject’s felony and misdemeanor criminal record(s). With access to over 3,500 county courts, our completed reports include the date filed, charges, level of charges, disposition date, and final disposition. The criminal record is a report obtained from county courthouses listing all criminal offenses committed by an individual during a given period. Offenses, which are found on the criminal history, fall into the following three categories: driving offenses, misdemeanor and felony offenses.

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Federal Criminal Records Search

Crimes tried in Federal District Courts involve violations of the Constitution or federal law and may not appear on county court records. These crimes may include tax evasion, embezzlement, bank robbery, bank fraud, child pornography, terrorism, kidnapping, mail fraud and other federal statute violations. A Federal Criminal Records Search reveals criminal filings in any of the Federal District Courts nationwide within the last seven years.

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County Civil Records

This civil record search will identify suits filed by individuals or corporations, including product liability suits, civil rights violations, and judgment for non-payment of goods, as well as litigation related to divorce, marriage and child custody.

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Federal Civil Records

Federal civil searches (usually white-collar offenses), include records that involve alleged violations of federal statutory or constitutional rights. Individuals, businesses or governmental entities file these civil cases. They may seek monetary damages, request injunctions to stop the allegedly illegal behavior or monetarily pursue other remedies provided by law. Federal civil cases deal with many types of issues, including inter-state commerce, anti- trust activity and violations of federal codes.

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National Criminal Database Search With Sex Offender Registry

This database search is a comprehensive search that provides same-day access to the largest criminal database available to millions of offense records. Records from states indexed from state correctional institutions, sexual offender and violent offender lists and some county court records. This search also includes a search of the National Sex Offender Registry and FinCEN/ Enforcement Actions (this database contains enforcement actions on individuals and entities which have violated the Bank Secrecy Act of reporting or recordkeeping back to 1999).

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Motor Vehicle (Driver’s Record) Report

Check Before Hire recommends a search of driving records for all employees to identify histories that may serve as a warning of potential problems that can affect job performance. A search of driving records reveals license suspensions, failures to appear in court, arrest warrants, and drug and alcohol-related driving offenses.

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Credit Report (Employment or Tenant Screening Purposes Only)

A Tenant Screening Credit Report produces a credit report from one of the three nationwide credit bureaus and includes derogatory credit information, public filings (bankruptcies, liens, and judgments) as well as previous addresses, collection accounts and confirms the identity of the individual Social Security number. This report offers insight into applicant reliability and responsibility as well as the potential to misuse funds. Please note that credit for employment does not provide a FICO Score. Credit must be pre-approved before ordering. Call for more details.

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OFAC / Homeland Security

The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury (OFAC), enforces economic and trade sanctions based on foreign policy and national security goals. OFAC blocks interaction with terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and weapons violators, among others, as well as denying dealings with certain foreign entities.

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Employment Verification

This verification confirms a subject’s past employment record and job title. Check Before Hire makes attempts to obtain information to also include the reason for termination, rehiring eligibility and work habits. Unfortunately, some employers do not disclose this information due to policy and liability. However, Check Before Hire still asks these critical questions.

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Educational Verification

False educational credentials are common among today’s pool of fiercely competitive job applicants. A Check Before Hire Education Verification Check confirms schools attended, dates of attendance, certificates, diplomas and/or degree(s) received, and special recognition or awards.

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Personal Reference Verification

The Personal Reference Verification provides insight into an applicant’s trustworthiness, reliability, competency, and integrity. It is a valuable source of information about the applicant’s general image as perceived by others. All questions can be customized to your unique needs.

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Professional License/Certification Verification

The Check Before Hire Professional License/Certification Verification confirms professional license(s) claimed by an applicant. Verification includes licenses for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, CPAs, teachers, etc. Verification usually consists of license type, date of issuance, expiration date, current standing and existing restrictions, if any, on the license. Disciplinary actions or suspensions may also be disclosed based on availability from the licensing authority.

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I-9 Verification Program

I-9 compliance provides employers with new and expedient methods of complying with the legal requirements of Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). As a federally-approved Designated Agent of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Social Security Administration (SSA), Check Before Hire can increase the efficiency and validity of Form I-9 employment verifications and processes. It is a program that clients enter into and is extremely regulated. Call for more details.

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Wants and Warrant Search

A wants and warrant search is a nationwide search of local, county, state and federal extraditable warrants, and may include misdemeanors or felonies. Not all law enforcement agencies contribute to this database.

 

Check Before Hire background screenings may include:

Address & Social Security Number Trace
• Criminal Search
• Bankruptcy Filing
• Business and Corporation Search
• Patriot Act Search [County, Federal, Nationwide]
• SEC and State SEC Records Search
• Sex Offender Registry Search
• Civil Search [County, State]
• Education Verification
• Civil Search [Federal]
• Driving Records [MVR or DMV]
• Employment Verification
• Credit Report
• Office of Foreign Assets Control [OFAC]
• Professional License Verification [Specially Designated Nationals List (SDNL)]
• Personal/Professional Reference Check Verification

 

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