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What's included in a Background Check List?

Background investigations are performed for business or personal reasons. The check should confirm a person's identity and provide the essential facts you most need to know. The depth and breadth of information returned will often make the difference between success and failure in a variety of relationships.

You will discover family members, spouses, and live-ins. Search for personal assets, like properties, homes and automobiles, boats, aircraft ownership, as well as property deed transfers. It is also possible to locate bank accounts or brokerage firms.

A Background Investigation should include a complete national and state-wide criminal courts records search, including sexual offender and OFAC search.

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Personal Information and Identity Verification

Identity Verification.
Important database searches prove or disprove identity; discovers or confirms "identifiers" like DOB, SSN, and addresses reported on credit applications. Discover other names associated with subject's Social Security Number (SSN). Has your subject used other Social Security numbers in the past? This could be a cause for concern.

Also Know As (aka's).
Data are derived from credit reports, utility bills, and magazine subscriptions - to name a few sources. The results will vary depending on the information provided by your subject.

Others Associated with Subject's SSN
Results could prove invaluable . . .

Current and Previous Addresses.
Database returns periods of occupancy

Names of Persons at each address where subject has resided.
May include spouses, family members, roommates, and live-in lovers

Phone Summary

Subject's Residence, Property Owners

Possible Properties Owned by Subject

Possible Associates, Relatives, Neighbors
Results of these searches could provide sources of further information.

National Death Index
Source: Social Security Administration Death Master File

Military Locator

The U.S. Military Locator file contains names, current military address (when available), branch of service, pay grade code, gender, rank, primary MOS (Military Occupational Specialty Code), active service date, date assigned to current duty station, estimated date of separation and/or date separated for all U.S. military personnel in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy.

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Financial Information
If you have a judgment or are considering a law suit to collect money you are owed, real property - with the exception of exempted real property - vehicles, boats and aircraft, are the easiest to attach.

Business Associations & Professional Information

An individual's assets are often discovered in the name of a business or partnership in a business background reports

Nationwide Property Ownership Records

Uniform Commercial Code Filings
Personal and business collateral are often provided for loans. UCC filings may include the name of the bank that provided the loan.

Deed Transfers
Faced with a court ordered judgment, some will transfer threatened property to a relative or friend.

Motor Vehicles Registered.
Source: The Vehicles registrations database provides information on vehicle registrations as recorded by state agencies. May also include vehicles owned by others living at the subject's address. Note: Vehicles could be registered under another person's name. Vehicles could be leased vehicles

Boats and Aircraft Ownership
Database provides easy access to State Registrations, U.S. Coast Guard Documented Vessels, and Boat Accident Reports from various government agencies.

Civil Court Records

Civil court records can reflect a great deal about a person's financial situation and reliability. These filings- liens, suits and judgments - often appear as a "derogatory" on a credit report.

Evictions Search
Conduct a nation-wide search of multiple databases.

Lawsuits, Judgments and Liens, Bankruptcies
Conduct a national search by subject's name.

Federal Civil and Criminal Courts Search
Search all federal courts; all regions. Any one of these records could indicate financial and other difficulties.

Criminal Records

In order to conduct a through and complete criminal records search, first confirm your subject's previous addresses, including the counties of residence. All states DO NOT have a statewide criminal courts database. All states DO NOT contribute to a national database. Therefore there is no national database. If not covered, run a hand search in the county or counties of concern. Search federal fugitive files, department of correction (DOC) national convicts database, probation records, and records from state agencies.

Nationwide Criminal Records

Statewide Criminal Databases

Sexual Offender Search
Source: Data is provided by each of the states. The information contained in each state is compiled from various law enforcement agencies within each jurisdiction. The accuracy and completeness is believed to be as up to date as possible, however the information received should not be construed as 100% exact.

OFAC Database
Source: The Office of Foreign Assets Control, a government watch office, maintains the list of criminals and terrorists. Collected from databases around the world, the OFAC database was created as a result of the USA Patriot Act.


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Investigative Professionals' Complete Background Check Reports confirms a person's identity and provides the essential facts you most need to know. Background investigations are performed for business or personal reasons. The depth and breadth of information returned will often make the difference between success and failure in a variety of relationships. Investigative Professionals offers free consultation by phone and by email. All Reports are 100% guaranteed & confidential. Compiled Reports are often returned within hours.

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