Based upon the applicant's social security number. Provides a starting point to establish the scope and expanse of the background check. Used as the basis for ordering local criminal searches based upon the address history. Provides information on the issuance and date of the applicant's reported social security number, as well as information regarding their current and previous address(es), and potential additional/previous names.
Consent Based Social Verifications (CBSV)
A fee and consent based Social Security number (SSN) verification service available to enrolled private companies and Federal, State and Local government agencies. Provides instantaneous, automated verification of SSN and can effectively handle large volume requests for verification. Using the Employer’s Identification Number (EIN), American Background on behalf of the employer, uses CBSV to verify whether a name and Social Security Number (SSN) combination match the data in SSA’s records. The submitted information is matched against SSA’s Master File of Social Security Numbers (SSN's).
Adverse Media Search
An Adverse Media Search will highlight any potentially adverse information relating to the candidate, as determined by a defined search string. The sources used include over ten thousand news databases and archives drawn from 130 countries in 14 languages. Clients have the option to search the last year (Basic Adverse Media Search) or last five years (Extended Adverse Media Search).
Provides a credit summary of the applicant's balances, payment history, liens, judgments, bankruptcies and official inquiries. Often only utilized for positions that have significant financial access and/or responsibility. Provides information that allows clients to determine if the applicant is financially responsible and/or is in a highly leveraged position that would create an increase in your hiring risk assessment.
Provides driving record history based upon the applicant's/employee’s reported driver's license number. Often only utilized for positions that require the applicant to drive company vehicle(s) or drive on behalf of the company. Reduces the risk associated with hiring unsafe drivers by screening the driving records of all applicants/employees that will drive company vehicle(s) or drive as a company representative.
Specially Designated Nationals List
Compares your applicants against the United States Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List. This list is otherwise known as the “Terrorist List”. Provides protection both operationally and legally against hiring individuals known to pose a risk to national security.
Provides the ability to perform searches of government sanctions and debarment lists, such as OIG, GSA, Federal Reserve Board Enforcement Action List, and Department of Commerce Denied Persons List. Allows customers to uncover any federal sanctions that have been levied against potential and/or current employees.
Searches that provide information regarding any civil suits or records that are related to the applicant. Civil records often include information regarding bankruptcy, tax liens and small claims court cases. Can provide insight into characteristics and actions that indicate a propensity for behavior that might not be conducive to your company culture.
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
The New York Stock Exchange is a leading provider of securities listing, trading and market data. This group enforces the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The NYSE search uncovers those who have been investigated and prosecuted due to violating the NYSE rules and federal securities laws.
National Association of Securities Dealers
The NASD’s role is to foster the industry integrity and investor confidence that are at the root of the markets success. This search allows clients to protect themselves from individuals who have failed to comply with NASD’s rules that govern the conduct of the securities industry.
Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
The United States Congress created the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 1934. The primary mission is to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets. To achieve this, the SEC requires public companies to disclose financial and other information to the public. SEC brings between 400-500 civil enforcement actions against individuals each year that break the securities laws. The SEC search covers all administrative proceedings from September 1995 to the current date.
Canadian OSFI Terrorism Finance List
Lists of Names subject to the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities made under subsection 83.05(1) of the Criminal Code, and/or the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Suppression of Terrorism (RIUNRST) and/or United Nations Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations (UNAQTR). The lists have been developed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and modified by the addition of names provided by the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Federal Reserve Board Enforcement Action List
List of entities over which the Federal Reserve Board has statutory authority and has taken formal enforcement actions. Entities include state member banks; bank holding companies; nonbank subsidiaries of bank holding companies; edge and agreement corporations; branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations operating in the United States and their parent banks; and officers, directors, employees, and certain other categories of individuals associated with the above banks, companies, and organizations (referred to as "institution-affiliated parties").
US DOC Denied Persons List
A list of individuals and entities that have been denied export privileges by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security. Any dealings with a party on this list that would violate the terms of its denial order is prohibited.
Global Sanctions Lists
The Global Sanctions List is an aggregation of sanction lists designed to address the needs of customers that require due diligence tools that are wider in geographic scope.
Extended Global Sanctions Lists
The Extended Global Sanctions List is a more comprehensive aggregation of sanction lists designed to address the needs of customer that require due diligence tools that are wider in geographic scope as well as cover a broader range of sources (approximately 90 sources).
Ordering & Delivery Mechanisms
A full-service, nationwide, criminal background, sex offender and social locator search product with the capability to view results instantly and select county court and state searches at will.
A self-service product that allows employers to authorize applicants to input their information online, according to employer determined parameters, in order to reduce workloads associated with processing employee applications.
An enhanced version of ABIExpress with more employer-definable parameters and greater notification.
Provides employers with any or all of a series of user-definable reports indicating the progress of applications through the screening process.