The easiest way for a candidate to hide a criminal conviction is to not divulge to you all the places that they have lived and worked. By omitting those locations where a crime was committed the employer has no way to discover their criminal record without performing an identification verification, or IDV and Address Trace search. By accessing national credit databases, the name, and all alias names, associated with an applicant’s Social Security Number are verified. Also, the applicant’s names and previous addresses are cross-referenced with other data for possible inconsistencies in the candidate’s application. Our IDV and Address Trace Report provides you with a comprehensive search, and leaves no stone unturned.
The IDV and Address Trace Report uses the applicant’s full name to generate a list of all known alias names (AKA) and any maiden names the applicant may have had. It also generates a complete history of where your applicant has lived and the amount of time they resided at each address.
In addition, our IDV and Address Trace Report is also able to determine if the Social Security Number and year of birth provided by the applicant are valid. The report can determine the state and approximate date of issuance of the Social Security Number. We then run the Social Security Number through the Death Master Index to ensure the Social Security Number provided has not been previously issued to a deceased individual.
CBSV verifies 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 (SSNs).
The identifiers used for matching include:
If applicable, we will report a death indicator when our records reflect that the SSN holder is deceased.
NOTE: The results obtained from CBSV do not confirm or authenticate proof of identity. CBSV is designed to provide you with only a yes or no verification of whether the SSN verified with SSA's records. CBSV does not verify employment eligibility, nor does it interface with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) verification system, and it will not satisfy DHS's I-9 requirements.
A standardized Consent Form, Form SSA-89 (Authorization for SSA to Release SSN Verification), is required to be completed by each applicant. SSA will provide SSN verification information only about individuals who have completed and signed Form SSA-89.
For more information on how your company can begin to utilize Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV), please click here.