Employment Background Solutions gives you access to Social Security Number based searches to detect falsified information, identity theft or intentionally misleading applicant information.

Employment Background Solutions brings to you access to a wide variety of Social Security Number (SSN) database solutions for you to choose from. The SSN based searches outlined below are all designed to help identify:

  • Fraudulent use of a Social Security Number
  • Potential identity theft
  • A profile of past addresses linked to your applicant

These searches will identify when a SSN was issued, from what state and the name(s) associated to that number. The past address function provides keys to disclosing other jurisdictions that might be worth exploring for omitted criminal records. It can even check if that number is currently in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

Greater Benefits To You:

SSN based searches serve as a core search product. They provide the first level of adjudication of adverse criminal records and help serve as a pointer index of what other states to search for criminal records. When used in conjunction with a “Multi-State” criminal search it can link your applicant to undisclosed criminal convictions from another state, based on a past known address of record from that jurisdiction and common time frame.

This search is used as a foundational search in our search packages and is used for a variety of tasks.

Note: It does not replace your obligation under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986 requiring employers to complete an I-9 form for employees hired after November 6, 1986 or use of the E-Verify system.

The most frequently requested SSN based searches:

  • Social Security Number Past Address Search – Provides a historical list of past addresses, by time frames, that have been linked to the Social Security Number provided by your applicant. This search is based on credit header information commonly located on credit applications, loan paperwork, leases and other public sourced documents. This information is critical in the adjudication process of linking unassociated criminal records to your applicant.
  • Social Security Death Index Search (SSDI) – When a death of an individual is recorded by the Social Security Administration, the Social Security Number of that person is listed on the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). Those involved in fraud and identity theft have been known to use the SSN of a deceased individual in order to obtain a personal benefit and conceal their true identity.
  • Social Security Number Plus Search (Year Issued / Social Security Death Index / Associated Person) – This search is the expanded version of the SSDI search. In addition to the SSDI database search, this will provide the year(s) that SSN was issued, from what state it was issued and the name(s) most commonly associated to the use of this number. When partnered with the “SSN Past Address” search it offers a powerful research tool.