Background Verification Services

NABSC Components

Social Security Number (SSN) Validation & Trace

This nationwide search provides a name and address history associated with a social security number provided by a candidate. This search also identifies other aliases (other names the applicant may have gone by), as well as revealing addresses the candidate may not have provided. This search is usually recommended as the first step in employment screening.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Helps validate an applicant’s identity.
  • Uncovers aliases, such as maiden names, which may be needed for criminal records and other research.
  • Assists in verifying address information reported on an application.
  • Identifies additional names and counties of residence for criminal records checks.
  • Average Turnaround Time:   24 hours or less

    National Criminal Search

    We search a powerful multi-state criminal database contains millions of felony and misdemeanor records from across the nation. Data sources include County/Municipal Courts, Administrative Offices of the Court (AOC), Departments of Public Safety (DPS), Departments of Corrections (DOC), Sex Offender Registries and more.

    This search is recommended as a pre-screening tool. All possible hits (records found) should be reconfirmed at the court to ensure the information is accurate, complete and up-to-date at the time it is reported.

    Key Features and Benefits:

  • Helps broaden your criminal records research and can detect offenses outside counties of residence, work or school attendance.
  • Easy method to conduct research in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Reduces negligent hiring exposure.
  • Fast turnaround
  • Average Turnaround Time:   24 hours or less

    County / Federal Criminal Records Search

    With a national network of trained research partners, Forward Edge Inc. can provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date criminal data available directly from the courts.

    County criminal searches cover felony and misdemeanor (as located at the county seat) criminal records for the previous seven years. Additional years may be requested. Results provide conviction details and pending case information and usually include date and nature of offense, sentencing date, disposition and current status.

    Criminal records found in District Courts cover federal charges, including, but not limited to, tax law violations, immigration offenses, embezzlement, terrorism, interstate drug crimes and civil rights violations.

    All U.S. courts are available. International criminal checks can also be performed.

    Searching all counties where the applicant lived, worked and attended school is recommended for the previous 7 or 10 year period.

    Key Features and Benefits:

  • Reduces negligent hiring exposure and protects against workplace violence threats.
  • Validates information reported on application regarding any past criminal convictions.
  • Most accurate and up-to-date method of searching.
  • Recommended for all positions.
  • Average Turnaround Time:   24-48 Hours (U.S. Courts) Delays are possible in some jurisdictions.

    Moving Violation Report (MVR)

    Forward Edge Inc. provides easy access to national Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs). MVRs report driving record information, including license status, offenses, violations, DUIs and suspensions for the past three years. Some states offer reports that cover additional years.

    Key Features and Benefits:

  • Some states do not include convictions for DUIs on criminal court records, making driving records a
          valuable tool in uncovering these offenses.
  • Provides detailed information about a candidate’s history of violations, suspensions and other information.
  • Recommended for all positions that will be operating a company-owned vehicle or driving as part of job duties.
  • Average Turnaround Time:   24 hours or less – Note: Some states require signed releases on their prescribed forms before MVRs can be obtained

    Government Exclusion Search (Patriot Act , OFAC Search)

    This is a search of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control and Department of Health and Human Service Office of Inspector General exclusion listing. These listings include those who are excluded from entering or doing business in the United States due to their activities or support of activities defined as terroristic or criminal in nature.

    Key Features and Benefits:

  • Provides up-to-date information about known and suspected terrorists
  • Average Turnaround Time:   24 hours or less

    Sex Offender Registry Search National/State

    This is a search of both the Nation’s U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Sex Offender Database and State-specific database searches. It provide details of searches of the single or multiple states selected related to sex crimes and risk levels.

    Key Features and Benefits:

  • Provides up-to-date information about known and suspected sex offenders
  • Average Turnaround Time:   24 hours or less

    Forward Edge Inc. can create a specifically designed verification package to meet the individual needs of your company. Please contact us concerning the services you would like to include in your Screening pre / post employment package.

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