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Background Checks From TransparentMe.com

Overview

TransparentMe.com offers a full range of Background Check Services for anyone who wants to confirm what’s in their background.  Our goal is to mimic as closely as possible the type of background check that an employer, landlord, or any other entity might perform when they want to look at your background.  Our Background checks allow you to confirm as much of your background check as you would like, and can include employment verification, a reference check, education verification and more.

What is in a background check?

A typical background check by an employer will include a few things – identity verification and past address lookup (all done with your Social Security number), a National Criminal Database search, a search of Sex Offender Databases and most likely, direct queries to the courts in the counties where you have lived in the past (a county-level search).

The county level search can be the most important part of the background check.   As it  turns out, national databases are incomplete, or inacurate, and the county-level data can be revealing.  Since employers are concerned about liability, and want to make good hiring decisions, most employers perform the county level search.  It is important that as an job seeking candidate include county level searches to match the search that employers will perform.

Why Perform a background check – I have nothing in my background?

Job candidates should always confirm that their background for a number of reasons.

 

Identity Verification

Identity theft is on the rise and the first step to gauge if you are a victim is to view your Social Security Number Trace. This search authenticates that your social security number isn’t being used by anyone else. The trace also provides a history of addresses where you have applied for credit.

Most employers will use this search as a roadmap to determine which court jurisdictions should be researched for criminal records and what name/s should be checked.

Homeland Security Search

The Homeland Security Check is designed to cross reference your name against worldwide known terrorist and fugitive databases that include individuals, organizations and companies considered to be a threat to global and national security. The Homeland Security Check database is updated daily as the various lists are modified.

The Homeland Security Check is designed to cross reference your name against worldwide known terrorist and fugitive databases that include individuals, organizations and companies considered to be a threat to global and national security. The Homeland Security Check database is updated daily as the various lists are modified.

The data sources cross-referenced by the TransparentMe Homeland Security Search include the following:

 

National Sex Offender Registry Search

The Multi-State Sex Offender Registry Database search provides sex offender case information in an easy–to–read report. Our extensive search capabilities check registered sex offender data sources nationwide, such as: Bureaus of Investigation, Departments of Law Enforcement, Departments of Corrections, Departments of Justice, Departments of Public Safety, Sheriff’s Departments, State Attorney General’s Offices, and State Police. This database is compiled from violent crime and sex offender registries in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

County Criminal Records Search

County Criminal Records Checks consist of an on-site manual search of the superior, upper, lower, and/or municipal court records and are available in each of our nation’s counties. Our network of professional court researchers covers all 3,500+ county court jurisdictions across the country, and will indicate if a subject has a felony, misdemeanor and sometimes infraction filing within the last seven years or longer if the record includes a legally reportable conviction. Completed reports consist of all available information; typically including date of arrest, date of filing, charges, level of charges, disposition date, final disposition of charges and any applicable sentence or penalty. Results typically available in 1-4 days.

Education Verification

An Education Verification confirms school(s) attended, diplomas, degrees & certificates awarded, dates of attendance, and additional information as available. Most employers develop job responsibilities and compensation packages based on academic qualifications, so they’ll commonly order these searches to confirm the information represented on a resume or job application.  Results typically available in 2-3 days.

Employment Verification

Our background specialists verify the information on your resume which will provide you with insight on what information past employers would share. Dates of employment, starting and ending positions and salaries, reason for termination, and eligibility for re-hire are examples of the information employers are asked to verify. Employers conduct employment verifications to differentiate honest resume mistakes from truly egregious attempts to further one’s career through blatantly inflated claims of salary and responsibility, or even attempts to cover up significant gaps in employment which should otherwise be explained.

Reference Interviews

Contacting your former co-workers or supervisors can help you gain additional insight into what they might say about your work ethic, abilities, accomplishments, past performance and reliability. Employers use a verification of business and/or personal credentials as a valuable source of information about an applicant’s general image as perceived by others.

OIG/GSA Disbarment List

Cross checks your name against the Office of Inspector General, GSA and Excluded Parties Lists to ensure it does not appear on any federal or state healthcare sanction or disbarment list.

Professional License Verification

Confirms that your licenses and other certifications are in good standing.