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SSN Trace Check

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Instant

There are over 10 million more SSNs currently in circulation than individuals.(Federal Trade Commission)

What 30544f6e853e98adb4840d6b31edf1ea0f32e612a2b955bf70b81a06c864d9db
What is it?

An Identity Check confirms a person’s identity by cross-referencing their details (name, address, date of birth, and SNN) against a range of verified databases including Credit Headers and SSN Trace.

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Why do it?

Unless you know a person is who they say they are, any other information you receive on them – such as the results of a criminal check or confirmation of their qualifications – is futile and cannot be relied upon.

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Who is it for?

Everybody, regardless of job role. It’s required with any Onfido check.

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What is the turnaround time?

Instant

Document Image Check

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Instant

What 30544f6e853e98adb4840d6b31edf1ea0f32e612a2b955bf70b81a06c864d9db
What is it?

A Document Check consists of a visual image scan on identity documentations such as driving licenses and passports to ensure that they are valid. The key checks carried out are:

  • Security Check Sum Validation – confirmation that the document number is valid for the document type
  • MRZ (Machine Readable Zone) Font Check – verification that the font is consistent with the document type
  • Data Comparison Tests – comparison of the ‘visual data’ (Name, Date of Birth, Date of Expiry, Gender) against the document number
  • Validation Tests – verification that document dates are valid
  • Document Record Verification - verification that the document has not been recorded as lost, stolen or compromised by cross-referencing with police databases
  • Shared Fraud Indicators – identification of details linked to fraud anti-impersonation checks
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What is the turnaround time?

Instant

National Criminal Check

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Same day

What 30544f6e853e98adb4840d6b31edf1ea0f32e612a2b955bf70b81a06c864d9db
What is it?

A National Criminal Check draws from over 500 million records from thousands of jurisdictions extracted from state and county courthouses. This helps identify criminal records across states and counties where a candidate has worked, lived or attended school within the last 7 years.

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What is the turnaround time?

Same day

County Criminal Check

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1–3 days

What 30544f6e853e98adb4840d6b31edf1ea0f32e612a2b955bf70b81a06c864d9db
What is it?

A County Criminal Check provides a more detailed local-level confirmation search on any results found on National Criminal Checks and reports any felony or misdemeanor records within the last 7 years. Not all criminal records are captured on the National Criminal Database so for added security, the counties where an applicant has resided over the past 7 years is identified using their SSN and the courthouses searched for any additional records. The searches depend on the limited availability of archived records, state laws and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulations.

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What is the turnaround time?

1-3 days

Driving Record Check

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Same day

What 30544f6e853e98adb4840d6b31edf1ea0f32e612a2b955bf70b81a06c864d9db
What is it?

A Driving Record Check searches DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) databases across all 50 states for suspensions, revocations, violations and sanctions.

The driving record contains information about the applicant’s driving history including:

  • Status of drivers license.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Driving record points.
  • Traffic law violations, convictions and fines.
  • DUI public records.
  • Whether your driver license is valid, suspended or cancelled.
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What is the turnaround time?

Same day

Sex Offender Check

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Instant

Fact: As of 2015 there were 843,260 registered sex offenders in United States. (NCMEC)

What 30544f6e853e98adb4840d6b31edf1ea0f32e612a2b955bf70b81a06c864d9db
What is it?

A Sex Offender Check identifies applicants who are listed on a nationwide or state Sex Offender registry. These registries assemble information about persons convicted of sexual offenses for law enforcement and public notification purposes.

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What is the turnaround time?

Instant

Watchlist Check

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Instant

What 30544f6e853e98adb4840d6b31edf1ea0f32e612a2b955bf70b81a06c864d9db
What is it?

The Watchlist Check will identify whether your applicant is listed on global watchlists.

This includes:

• Government Sanctions Lists
• Politically Exposed Persons Lists
• Anti-Terrorism Watchlists
• Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Watchlists
• CIA Watchlists
• Global
• Disqualified Directors

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Who is it for?

Crucial for any applicant working in the financial, political or legal spheres. Also important for management roles.

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What is the turnaround time?

Typically instant, but may take longer in certain cases.

Terrorist Check

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Instant

What 30544f6e853e98adb4840d6b31edf1ea0f32e612a2b955bf70b81a06c864d9db
What is it?

A Terrorist Check searches the TSC’s (U.S. Government Terrorist Screening Center) Terrorist Watchlist - a single database of identifying information about those known or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activity. The check will identify known or suspected terrorists trying to obtain visas, enter the country, board aircraft, or engage in other activity. While undertaking these activities, TSC is also dedicated to ensuring the data it stores is maintained in a manner consistent with protecting the privacy and civil liberties of Americans.

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What is the turnaround time?

Instant

Drug Test Check

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1–3 days

Fact: Workers who abuse drugs or alcohol are 33% less productive than average, at a cost of $7,000 per year. (National Drug Free Workplace Alliance)

What 30544f6e853e98adb4840d6b31edf1ea0f32e612a2b955bf70b81a06c864d9db
What is it?

A Drug Test Check verifies applicants for abuse of illegal substances through a certified nationwide third-party specialists.

All civil service jobs, whether they are on the federal, state or local level, are obligated to perform pre-employment drug testing. This includes such positions as public school employees, road construction and maintenance crews, social services staff and law enforcement officers.

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What is the turnaround time?

1–3 days

International Check

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Depends

What 30544f6e853e98adb4840d6b31edf1ea0f32e612a2b955bf70b81a06c864d9db
What is it?

We also offer compliant and robust background checks across different industries and geographies.

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What is the turnaround time?

Depends

We also produce bespoke checks for your specific needs.
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