Social Security Number Trace
The Social Security Number Trace (SSN Trace) reviews the historical and logical connection between an applicant and their SSN based on history of use, logic tables and death indices as well as year and state of issuance. The SSN Trace may reveal use of multiple SSN and/or aliases (AKA's). Criminal records may be searched using AKA's found; previous locations of residence may be used to determine additional jurisdictions for criminal record searches.
Don't want to wait for results? You don't have to! The SSN Trace is available as an instant online check.
The SSN Trace is also available as an instant online check.
County Criminal Record Check
Most criminal records originate at the county court. Most often, these criminal records require a physical visit to the court to conduct the search, since they are not always available electronically.
Recommended Search Parameters: County criminal record check search parameters include all counties of residence, employment and school attendance in the previous seven years.
Criminal Records Reported: All felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions and related activity on record are reported. Reported activity is generally limited to seven years but older convictions will be reported if requested and/or available. Open arrest warrants are also reported and generally include cases awaiting trial or charges for failure to appear.
Statewide Criminal Record Check
Where permitted by state law, criminal records are searched at the State Central Criminal Repository or an all-county search is conducted depending on availability. All counties report their criminal records to the highest federal court in the district. Some states have a "closed repository" and can only be accessed by law officials while other states require access fees. Timely reporting from each county to the state varies.
Recommended Search Parameters: All states of residence, employment and school attendance in the previous seven years.
Criminal Records Reported: All felony and misdemeanor convictions are reported. If non-conviction information is found within the past seven or ten years, a check at the appropriate county will be ordered to verify whether there has been a conviction, or whether a case is still open or pending. Reported activity is generally limited to seven years but older convictions will be reported if requested and/or available. Open arrest warrants are also reported when available.
Criminal Records Reported: All felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions, and related activity on record are reported. Reported activity is generally limited to seven years but older convictions will be reported if requested and available. Open arrest warrants are also reported and generally include cases awaiting trial or charges for failure to appear.
AKA's (Also Known As)
You choose whether criminal record searches are to include: Current Name Only, All Names Provided (current name and maiden or other names), or All Names Provided and Developed (from SSN Trace, for example).
Criminal Records Reported: Any criminal activity found under an AKA is reported according to the description provided in civil, county, state or federal criminal checks.
National Criminal Record Locator
A unique search that supplements your background investigation to ensure a comprehensive screen for your applicants and employees. NCRL searches a database of over 400 million records nationwide obtained from county, state, and federal entities as well as incarceration and law enforcement records. In addition, the database includes OFAC lists, FBI Most Wanted, Fugitive Lists from ten federal agencies (such as US Marshals, US Secret Service, US DEA), and fugitive lists from numerous state and local law enforcement agencies. The NRCL searches records from the past 7 or 10 years to fit your scope, using the applicant's first name, last name, and date of birth.
Criminal Records Reported: This search is a "locator" device designed to identify jurisdictions in which an applicant potentially has a criminal record or is a registered sexual offender. As employment decisions should not be made based on this database information and in order to ensure Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliance, a search will automatically be conducted in the originating jurisdiction if one or more possible records are found.
A search of records in the appropriate civil court is conducted based upon type of information being sought (i.e., small claims vs. family court), and all civil action on file is reported. Reported activity is generally limited to seven years, but older cases will be reported if requested and/or available.
National Sexual Offender Registry
A single, nationwide search of registered sex offenders inclusive of 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. This search accesses public information from each state regarding the presence or location of offenders, who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually-violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors.
Please note, the National Sexual Offender Registry does not contain information on all convicted sex offenders. Some states provide information only for sex offenders with assessment scores of Intermediate or High. California and Nevada sex offender registry information is only available to employers meeting state requirements. A detailed description of what is provided by each state is available upon request. To search lower levels, a manual search with the state may be necessary.
Information reported: Results vary by state but typically include; full name of the offender, classification of the offense, and last known address.
Global Watch Alert
Global Watch Alert checks numerous government watch lists which include individuals, organizations, and companies that have been placed on watch status by the United States Government, European Union, United Nations Security Council, World Bank or foreign governments. These individuals and entities may be a threat to global and national security and in most cases cannot be legally employed.
Global Watch Alert combines the most commonly checked watch lists such as Denied Persons, Global Terrorists and OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals (SDN's) in a single, quick search. Global Watch Alert is updated daily as government watch lists change.
Information Reported: Reported results include all identifiers provided in the database.
Various government departments maintain databases or lists of individuals or entities they are seeking that are excluded from participating in federally funded programs or otherwise carry a special status. Examples include: the US Office of Foreign Assets Control's list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons; the FBI's - Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and Most Wanted Terrorists; the Office of Inspector General's - List of Excluded Individuals/Entities in the delivery of health care services; and the General Service Administration's - List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Non-procurement Programs.
Information Reported: A check of the appropriate data repository is conducted and reported results include all information in the database.
Information Reported: Results may include corporate affiliations and possible associates that are reasonably concluded to be connected with the applicant. Corporate affiliations may list company name, address, status and charter number. Possible associates may list name and address.
Information Reported: Results are tailored by individual client requirements and generally include the name, date, and source of articles in which the applicant is reasonably concluded to be the author or primary subject. A standard Media Search query is limited to the previous seven years, though the scope can be modified upon request. Full article detail is available upon request.