If you use the criminal background check products offered by backgroundchecks.com, you will notice we request the Social Security Number of the person you want to screen. We often hear the question, “Can I run a background check without a social security number?” Customers wonder if they can run reliable background checks even if they only have certain pieces of information about a person.
With our background check products, the answer is no. We require SSN information because it allows us to provide superior background check results for our customers.
Technically, criminal records are not tied to Social Security Numbers. Criminal records, unlike SSNs, are part of the public record, which means they are typically filed based on
Let’s say the person in question—someone with an assault conviction—is applying for a job with your business under a false name. If you ran a name-based check, you would likely never find that person’s conviction history. If you
A background check without a Social Security Number can lead to a less thorough screening than one with an SSN. To achieve dependable results, backgroundchecks.com requires Social Security Numbers for every criminal background check we do.
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Michael Klazema is the lead author and editor for Dallas-based backgroundchecks.com with a focus on human resource and employment screening developments