What does it check?
This check establishes if an individual has a criminal record.
In the United States a complete, centralised, nationwide criminal search does not exist. Therefore searches are based on address history and searched per name. The first step is to use an individual's social security number (SSN) to run an SSN number trace to obtain an address history and possible alias names. In addition, we also use addresses and additional names provided by an individual or our client. We then search the relevant counties and/or undertake a state-wide search.
The following components contribute to this search:
- Social Security Number (SSN) trace � this will reveal alias names and address history.
- County Court criminal records search � run on ALL names in ALL counties.
- National Federal District criminal record check � run on ALL names.
- National Criminal Database search, including Sex Offenders Registry and US Sanctions � run on ALL names. This includes any follow up research needed at the county level to ensure the accuracy and FCRA compliance of information regarding names revealed by the Social Security Number trace.