What is it?
A Social Security Number (SSN) Check is frequently the first search executed to confirm that the SSN provided by a candidate is valid and was issued after the candidate’s date of birth. Another search, the Social Security Number Verification, can help uncover aliases and other addresses that may not have been offered by the candidate that are also related to the SSN. The additional information can prove helpful in developing a more thorough criminal background search.
Why conduct a Social Security Number Check?
Within the United States, a social security number (SSN) is important to help validate that a candidate is who they say they are. It confirms that a particular number has been issued to a particular name, that it is a real number that is still active and that is was not issued to someone is now deceased. Using a social security number check is necessary to verify search data.
What sources does Background Direct® use?
Background Direct® uses the candidate’s name and credit bureau records to confirm the match.
Which packages include the Social Security Number Check?
Background Direct® offers several customizable packages to fit the needs of different companies and provide the benefit of multiple background checks on candidates. As an essential search, all packages include the Social Security Number Check.
Employers may be concerned about ease of use when using an online background screening tool. With Background Direct®, background check results may be accessed anytime, anywhere on mobile, tablet and desktop devices.