Our criminal database with criminal records offers you the #1 criminal conviction database in the industry*. Other firms might give you information that is a mile deep but only an inch wide when you order a background check. At backgroundchecks.com our cost-effective database search options offer your organization the best way to instantly expand your coverage with a better chance of finding any criminal record information on your subject.
To help you detect fraudulent use of social security numbers, we’ll also validate your subject’s social security number (SSN) at no charge to you, if you provide us their SSN when you order an instant criminal database search.
US AliasSEARCH — A search of our database for the primary and other names (such as maiden names, previously married names, middle names used as first names, nicknames and aliases) found in a name and address history.
US OneSEARCH — A search of our proprietary criminal database that contains over 550 million criminal conviction records.
We’ll help you choose the most appropriate courthouses. As soon as you enter the subject's social security number, we will in real time and at no charge to you run a name and address history search behind the scenes and recommend what county, state and federal jurisdictions you should consider ordering based on the last seven years of your subject’s address history.
County-level criminal record search Most felony and misdemeanor cases are filed in county courts, so county criminal record searches are one of the most powerful sources for uncovering criminal records.
State-level criminal record searches A statewide search may yield information from multiple counties in a given state that report into the repository, useful for discovering crimes outside of the immediate area in which the subject lives or works. Not all counties in every state report to statewide repositories and some counties are inconsistent in their reporting.
Federal level criminal record search A federal criminal search is conducted by ordering individual US District Court indices in much the same way as a county criminal history. Crimes reported in a federal criminal record include only those offenses that are federally prosecuted (violations of federal law as enforced by the FBI, DEA, ATF) as opposed to local and state law. Federal criminal records are not available at the county or state level.
While the searches above create a solid criminal background check, some positions require scrutiny of other aspects of a person’s past and the claims they make on their resume or job application. backgroundchecks.com can help you vet those people by providing a series of additional reports and verification searches.
Besides the search for criminal records, some organizations complement a background check with other searches to judge how the subject's vehicle use and financial history might affect the subject's suitability for the organization.
The US OneTRACE search provides a name and address history based upon the social security number, first and last name. The report returns all names and addresses associated with the given SSN.
A d riving record or motor vehicle report covers driving records both commercial (CDL) and non-commercial (non-CDL) driving records in any of the 50 states or DC, providing instant results where available. These reports can include records that indicate a revoked license, accidents, and minor traffic violations.
Our industry-leading online report ordering and retrieval system offers a single-source background screening and drug testing solution.
County Civil Search
Civil history records provide information about claims, suits and judgments filed by or against the subject.
Federal Civil Search Federal civil records are searched at an appropriate US District Court. Cases are typically related to interstate commerce, violations of civil rights, issues involving the Federal government, financial institutions, etc..
Credit report from one of the credit bureaus includes public records, collection accounts, current or previous delinquent accounts, and total indebtedness. Credit reports do not include credit scores and are for employment purposes ONLY.
A search for any bankruptcy associated with an applicant that is recorded in any US bankruptcy court. The information returned may include: case or file number, date filed, type of bankruptcy (i.e. Chapter 11, Chapter 7, etc.), discharge dates and names listed as petitioners.
Some roles carry a level of responsibility and have the ability to impact the organization to such an extent that the organization should positively verify the claims that a subject makes about their education or work history.
An employment verification check employers' records during an individual's stated period of employment. Information confirmed includes dates of employment, and job position, and may include reason for leaving.
A reference check is designed to confirm personal qualities such as dependability, integrity, and character through contact with business and personal references. A reference check is typically an 'investigative report' under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
An education verification confirms a subject's education, including verification of dates attended and degrees earned and possibly information such as honors earned.
Professional License Verification
Based on the information provided, we contact the appropriate licensing agency and verify the type of license or certification and date of issuance and, if applicable, expiration, as well as any available comments, honors, or actions related to the certification or license.
Any business that expects to need more than one or two background checks per year can benefit from our bundle-pricing, offering discounts on our standard rates if multiple searches are prepaid.
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Customers get access to a suite of over a dozen types of background checks, including individual components of our flagship US OneSEARCH product (which searches over 550 million criminal records in our database). We have US based customer service teams ready to explain background checks to you and if needed help you understand the criminal reports.
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