What is a Social Security Number (SSN) Trace?
Any effective, reliable, and FCRA-compliant criminal background check begins with an SSN Trace (Social Security Number Trace). The information for the SSN Trace for employees is provided from credit repositories and more than 20 other data sources to provide the most comprehensive search available even if the applicant has no credit file. By utilizing this search you can validate an employee applicant’s social security number, date of birth, addresses, former employers, and other pertinent data.
This search is a crucial component of criminal history research, as the address history is the roadmap used to select court jurisdictions that should be researched for criminal records. Additionally, the SSN Trace provides any alias names that have been associated with that SSN; the same courts should be checked under all relevant alias names. The omission of this important piece of data is a common mistake committed by many employers.
Turnaround time: 15 minutes to 4 hours
Why Background Profiles®?
This basic knowledge safeguards your company and its reputation. We work with you to make sure you don’t overlook those searches that can help mitigate your risk.
If you’d like to learn more about our Social Security Number Trace services for employees and potential employees, please contact your Background Profiles Sales Representative today at 1-800-800-0197.