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.
A Background Investigation should include a complete national and state-wide
criminal courts records search, including sexual offender and OFAC search.
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
Results could prove invaluable . . .
Current and Previous
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
Subject's Residence, Property
Possible Properties Owned by
Possible Associates, Relatives,
Results of these searches could provide sources of further information.
National Death Index
Source: Social Security Administration Death Master File
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.
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.
An individual's assets are
often discovered in the name of a business or partnership.
Nationwide Property Ownership
Uniform Commercial Code
Personal and business collateral are often provided for loans. UCC filings
may include the name of the bank that provided the loan.
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
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.
Conduct a nation-wide search of multiple databases.
Lawsuits, Judgments and Liens,
Conduct a national search by subject's name.
Federal Civil and Criminal
Search all federal courts; all regions. Any one of these records could
indicate financial and other difficulties.
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
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
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