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Background Check FAQs

  1. 1. ==== ====Quickly and Efficiently search and locate public records online. Our instant lookup tool will scanthe data and prepare a complete report for you to view and examine on any search subject. ====1. Why Do a Background Check?Doing a background check is an opportunity for you to verify information. Whether you receive theinformation from a job candidate, a prospective tenant, someone applying for credit or anyone youfeel you need to know more about. A background check can also reveal information that waseither mistakenly or intentionally omitted.Using background checks can help you verify degrees or certifications that were earned andprovide specific information about employment history.If you are an employer or landlord, background checks will help you to reduce your risk of lawsuitsand help you to protect your assets.2. What Types of Background Checks Are Available?Here is a quick bullet list of some of the types of background checks available:oAddress historyoSocial security number traceoFederal criminal recordsoStatewide criminal recordsoCounty criminal recordsoInstant criminal historyoSexual offender registryoFederal civil recordsoCounty civil recordsoDepartment of motor vehicles drivers historyoLicense and certificate confirmations
  2. 2. oEducation confirmationoPrior employment confirmationoWorkers compensation recordsoDrug testingoReference checksoand many more...3. How Much Do Background Checks Cost?Background check costs can vary depending on the number of searches included in the screeningrequests. Simple checks can cost as little as $20.By combining several searches into a single background check package, many companies canoffer a better price per screening. Some background check companies can offer volume discountsto companies or individuals that order their services frequently.Also, there is software that can be purchased to do your own background checks on the Internet.4. How Long Does It Take to Complete a Background Check?Most employee background checks can be completed in 48 to 72 hours. Most companies cancomplete address searches and credit reports, instantly.Statewide and County criminal searches can be completed within 48 hours. Education andemployment confirmations are usually done in 48 to 72 hours.5. How Do I Receive the Background Check Information?With most companies that do background checks, you can select the option that suits you best.The company can e-mail results directly to you. Results can also be faxed, viewed online or sentby regular mail.6. What If There Is a Mistake on the Credit History Portion of a Background Check?The applicant has specific rights outlined in the summary of rights, which must be provided to thesubject of the background check. This is specified in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Theapplicant or the employer or whoever is making the request for the background check, shouldmake an inquiry, and it will be investigated.7. Should a Nationwide Criminal Background Check Be Requested?An accurate nationwide criminal history check would be possible, but extremely expensive. It is
  3. 3. misleading to advertise a "Nationwide Criminal Search" because it does not include all states andis done by searching databases, not the court system. Many of the courts do not participate insubmitting their records to these databases. The records of these databases are frequentlyoutdated. 3000 courts throughout the country would have to be searched, since there is no centralrepository available for criminal records to the private sector.8. Can I Do a Background Check on a Minor?Juvenile records are not available, but if the subject of the background check was tried as anadult, you may be able to find the records available in the courts.9. Do I Need a "Release" Form from the Subject of the Background Check?A signed release form should be obtained from any subject of a background check. Be sure tokeep a copy of a signed release form for your own files. Also, be sure the subject of thebackground check receives a "Summary of Rights" (as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act)with their copy of the signed release form.10. When Is a Drivers History Background Check Required?If anyone is driving on behalf of your company or organization - even once - theyre driving historyshould be checked on a regular basis.I hope these frequently asked questions were helpful.I invite you to visit my website for more information.The Best Always & Stay Safe,~ Sue EdwardsThis article is 1 of 3. To get all 3 articles in a FREE report visit:http://www.backgroundcop.comIt may save your life!Sue R. Edwards has a diverse background in: Banking, Taxi Driving, Auto Mechanics, IndustrialMechanics, Nuclear Power, Computer Repair and Law Enforcement. Sue is an active foreigncurrency trader and internet marketer with a career online working for herself![] []Article Source:
  4. 4. ==== ====Quickly and Efficiently search and locate public records online. Our instant lookup tool will scanthe data and prepare a complete report for you to view and examine on any search subject. ====