Choose a Criminal Background Check
Choose a Criminal Background Check
Perfect for low risk positions
- Social Security Number Trace
- National Criminal Database
- Sex Offender Registry Search
- County Criminal Court Search
- Terrorist Watch List Search
* Up to 5 counties/districts. Additional county court fees may apply.
Our Screening Packages Include
Social Security Number Trace
Confirm your candidate's identity with full names and reliable identifiers.
A background check starts with a Social Security Number Trace. We take the applicant's Social Security Number and check it against multiple public record databases and credit header sources. This returns full legal names and addresses, and confirms we found the right individual. The previous addresses help guide the screening process, because they show us where to start searching for court and criminal and records. A Social Security Number Trace reveals:
- Full names
- Previous addresses
County Criminal Court Search
Check for local criminal charges with county court administrators.
County criminal records provide detailed information about misdemeanors, felonies and other crimes. Our researchers go to courthouses across the country to access their public record documents. When records are found, we provide information such as:
- Criminal charges
- Date of offense
- Filing date
Federal Criminal Court Search
We check 94 U.S. judicial districts for criminal activities processed within the federal court system.
This search uncovers crimes that were prosecuted by the federal government. We recommend this product for individuals who are being considered for upper-level and high-profile positions within your company. Examples of federal crimes include:
- Drug trafficking
- Tax evasion
- Bank robbery
- Transportation of illegal aliens
- Security and Exchange Commission crimes
- Child pornography
National Criminal Database Search
Includes data from county courthouses, administrative offices and correctional institutions in every state.
We check for criminal records within a proprietary database that is aggregated from all available jurisdictions throughout the country. This allows us to search for criminal records in areas that are outside of your applicant's address history. National searches provide data from:
- State Records
- County Courthouses
- Correctional Institutions
Sex Offender Registry Search
Search records in the national sex offender registry, which covers every state and district.
This search is conducted on a state and nationwide level to ensure we find all existing records. If an offender moves before registering, then their records will not be available on a statewide search. Adding a national search allows us to obtain records even if the offender did not complete the registration process. If records are found, they can include:
- Type of offense
- Victim's age
- Other relevant details
Terrorist Watch List Search
Includes checks on terrorist watch lists, sanctions from financial institutions and other security-based searches.
This search identifies people who are wanted for, or have been convicted, of terrorist activities. It checks for individuals who are sanctioned from doing business with financial institutions, or maintaining domestic or international bank accounts. This is recommended for financial employees, transportation workers, state or government contractors, people who handle hazardous materials and individuals who have been out of the country for an extended time. We access the following databases:
- United Nations Named Terrorist List
- Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons
- Bank of England Sanctions
- Department of Defense Trade Controls (DTC) Debarred Parties
- U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security Unverified Entity List
- U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security Denied Entity List
- U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security Denied Persons List
- World Bank List of Debarred Firms
Wants & Warrants Search
Records are reviewed from state and county courthouses, and correctional institutions throughout the country.
This search checks a proprietary database of records gathered from state facilities, county courthouses, and correctional institutions across all 50 states. It shows you if someone is currently wanted for a crime, or if they have any extraditable arrest warrants. When records are found, we contact local police departments and request additional information. That information can include:
- Possible warrant issued
- Name of the issuing police department
- Contact information for the issuing police department