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Background Screening

Accurate Background, Inc. provides comprehensive background screening services on a nationwide and global scale necessary in today's business environment. We can address and meet the diverse needs of any organization. We develop packages and offer single searches based on your request and hiring guidelines. Our level of accuracy, consistency, speed and quality allow for information you can trust from an organization that values your partnership.

Our consultative approach helps you create, define, and establish a screening program that's right for you, reviewable in customized, easy-to-read online reports.

  • Criminal Searches

    County Criminal Searches
    Accurate Background electronically links to federal, state and local courthouses via a secure court interface. With direct, real-time admittance into over 1800 county courts, efficiency and turnaround time is greatly improved when our in-house researchers use our CourtAxis system. (This is not a database; rather it is an access tool to obtain the identical information, as if you physically were present in the court house.)

    County Criminal Searches examine criminal records in county courts, and research any felony and/or misdemeanor cases reported on an applicant. These searches yield levels of offense, charges, file numbers, file dates, disposition and sentences. We provide a standard 7 year search; however, longer time frames are permissible in many counties (and may be permissible based on industry specific regulations). Accurate Background has the capability to conduct searches in any county within the United States.

    Many companies provide only misdemeanors that are filed in conjunction with a felony case. These are referred to as "related misdemeanors", which are simply detected on a Superior Court level; cases with smaller offenses, such as Petty Theft are not reported and therefore not found in the competitor's search. If the search is conducted in both courts, there is frequently a charge per court. Accurate Background searches both the Superior and Municipal county seats for one price; this comprehensive search provides both felonies and misdemeanors at a competitive value.

    It is recommended that County Criminal Searches are ordered in conjunction with Accurate Background's National SSN/Address Locater (SSN Trace), as multiple counties may be identified. Frequently, applicants will not report residential addresses in counties where they have had criminal activity.

    Federal Criminal Search
    Accurate Background's Federal Criminal Searches retrieve state level records from Federal District courts to discover crimes committed against the United States Government. Federal Criminal Searches reveal offenses such as bank robbery, tax evasion, Internet crimes, and mail fraud.

    FederalPlus
    Federal criminal cases are typically filed without defendant identifiers. Therefore, positive identification for inclusion in the background report is extremely difficult. If a Federal Criminal Search does return a possible case, Accurate Background's FederalPlus service automatically conducts additional research to uncover personal identifiers associated with the federal case. Our unique processes and methods reveal information from each of the 92 federal districts. This extra measure assures a prospective employer that a federal conviction report identifies the convicted criminal and confirms the correct case information is being reported.

    National Criminal Database
    The National Criminal Database is a proprietary database compiled from US court records. The data is sourced from county courts, statewide criminal databases, as well as sex offender and correctional databases. The National Criminal Database is updated on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the original source.

    Data is also included from:

    • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) - Limited Access
    • FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List
    • FBI's Most Wanted Fugitive List
    • Wanted fugitive lists published by ten additional federal agencies, such as the US Department of Justice, US Customs Service, US Marshals Service, US Secret Service, US Drug Enforcement Agency, etc.
    • Wanted fugitive lists published by numerous state and local law enforcement agencies

    Statewide Criminal Record Searches
    Provides statewide searches for felony and/or misdemeanor convictions (where available) on State repositories. Not all states allow public access to statewide criminal records information. Some allow access, while others require written application forms. Access may require a specific authorization form or specific identifying information such as full name, address, date of birth, social security number, and county of residence.

    Information provided by a statewide record system may be incomplete due to limited date ranges or the limited number of courts and offenses for which records are maintained. Depending on the state, statewide criminal record repositories vary in detail and scope. There is no overall standard or federal law that determines how records of crimes (felonies or misdemeanors) are collected, indexed, searched, or used. The data available may reflect arrest information obtained by police departments, county cases forwarded from local courts, or other criminal reporting agencies by the state.

    This product alone is not compliant with the FCRA and cannot be the only tool used to determine an applicant's suitability for employment. This search is solely intended to provide a broader approach to uncover possible criminal activity beyond where the documented evidence points. Hiring decisions must not be based solely upon the results of just the Statewide Criminal Record Search per the FCRA.

  • National SSN/Address Locator

    Accurate Background's National SSN/Address Locater is primarily used to identify counties where applicants reside. This search gathers information from a multitude of venues such as credit bureaus, public records (real property) and moving records from mailing houses. Accurate Background's National SSN/Address Locater searches credit headers and association algorithms in over 20 billion records, which uncover recent relocations as well as historical addresses. This nationwide search provides summaries of the applicant's name, name variations (such as maiden or previous names), date of birth, current address, and phone number.

    Our National SSN/Address Locater is a comprehensive tool which differentiates our service from others who use traditional credit report headers. Using our tool, Accurate Background tends to identify 30-50% more counties. (Most traditional credit headers are limited to three prior addresses.)

  • Sex Offender Registry Services

    Accurate Background searches the most recent, updated information that tracks registered sex offenders. We screen your applicant to discover if they have been convicted of sexually-related offenses against adults and children and certain crimes against victims who are minors. Pre-employment screening and increased public awareness of sexual predators (who may pose a threat in the community) make your workplace environment safer.

    If a "hit" is uncovered, Accurate Background will take an extra step to research more information or verify information with the responsible state or local law enforcement agency where the offender resides, works, or attends school.

  • Fingerprinting

    Accurate Background offers the first fully integrated, customizable fingerprinting solution for the background check process. We will conduct a thorough review of the FBI database and uncover additional criminal history (even outside of the counties where applicants have lived, worked, or attended school).

    Accurate Background's proprietary fingerprinting technology acts as an intelligent locator to deploy applicants based on your hiring patterns. We offer a broad digital collection network at private sites (healthcare facilities and police stations). Your company's applicants will avoid unnecessary scheduling delays and the need for appointments. Our technology uses new Nexgen machines and software with red-light/green-light sophistication. Accurate Background will maintain online chain of custody forms to expedite the printing process and will return most prints in less than 24 hours for inclusion into the background reports.

    We coordinate FBI and channeling agent billing reconciliation, and have the ability to carry all fees as agent of your company. The ultimate result is a simple two-step process for your applicant. We will review and assess hiring recommendations using our proprietary Risk Reduction Technology, to deliver the most comprehensive, fully integrated background report available.

  • Employment Verifications

    Past and/or current employer(s) are contacted on behalf of the applicant. Accurate Background will verify information provided such as dates of employment, position held, salary and eligibility for rehire.

    In the event that employment is otherwise unverifiable, Accurate Background's IVAN™ system's Document Collection Service can be used to coordinate the request and receipt of official W2s or 1099s directly from applicants. We seamlessly collect and confirm the information (in the form of a fax, e-fax, or physical mail delivery) on your behalf.

    When verification calls to previous employers are non-responsive; or the targeted company is no longer in business, requesting W2s or 1099s directly from the applicant can be an instrumental way to verify company address, and the applicant's compensation range. W2s can also be used to verify current employment, in the event that an applicant does not want their current employer contacted.

  • Education Verifications

    Our Education Verification service confirms credentials earned directly with the schools. Dates of attendance, major, degree(s) earned, and graduation will be verified from the information provided by the applicant.

  • Professional License Verifications

    Confirm that your applicant is fully licensed in their field (ex. medical practitioners, certified public accountants, insurance agents etc.) Accurate Background contacts the issuing state authority to verify license status. When available, date of issuance and expiration will also be provided along with any disciplinary action on file.

  • Professional References

    Brief phone interviews are conducted to provide insight on the character of the applicant. Customized open-ended questions are used to facilitate a meaningful dialogue. Your company is welcome to develop its own set of questions or use a recommended template that Accurate Background can provide.

  • Credit Reports

    Credit Reports search nationwide through one of the credit agencies for individual credit history including places of employment and prior addresses, credit account types, terms, amounts past due, loan types, balances, public records, high credit, dates opened and closed, payment patterns, credit limits and modes of payment.

  • Civil Searches

    Civil Searches check the civil county courts for any suits filed. The monetary amount of the claim, determines the court in which it is filed.

    County Civil
    Provide a summary of civil suits filed by or against the applicant. Accurate will provide a summary of the complaint and final order, or if a case is pending, a summary of the status of the suit.

    Federal Civil
    Searches the federal district within the state for any claims filed by the applicant against the United States Government (such as discrimination, copyright infringements or civil right issues). Accurate Background will provide a summary of the complaint and the final order, or if a case is pending, a summary of the status of the suit.

  • Motor Vehicle Reports

    Motor Vehicle Reports query each State's Department of Motor Vehicles and provides a 3-5 year driving history on an applicant. Possible out of state driving related charges and vehicle-related crimes are frequently included on the report.

  • International Searches

    Accurate Background, Inc. conducts background searches on an international basis, and with the advent of our IVAN™, employment and education verifications can be conducted across the globe faster than a traditional call center.

    Customer Tailored International Products

    We offer clients a full suite of worldwide applicant screening services in any country in the world where data can be legally obtained. Coverage includes service to Asia, Africa, Middle East, South America, North America and Europe. International background checks require different training, knowledge, and access to in-country information resources in each country.

    Once armed with information such as relevant country, type of applicants, for example U.S. Expatriate, U.S. Resident Alien, Foreign National, type of positions, location of intended employment, and types of international requests, our Data Protection Specialists can customize a screening program tailored to meet your organization’s needs, and reflect adherence to a given country’s employment and privacy legislation.

    • International Criminal Court Records or International Police Records where applicable
    • Motor Vehicle Records Checks
    • International Drug Testing Network
    • International Credit History
    • International Consumer Credit Report (in lieu of credit history. Basically pulls all civil records)
    • International Civil History / Litigation / Bankruptcy Checks
    • International Civil Court Records
    • Document Authentications
    • International Address Verification
    • International Education Verifications
    • International Employment Verifications
    • International Professional Qualification & Credential
    • International Reference Checks
    • Regulatory Authorities Check
    • Corporate Scandals & Terrorist Financing Check
    • Foreign Newswire Service, Media Search

    Availability, data & forms required, data privacy laws and pricing may vary by country.

  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

    OFAC Search
    The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. OFAC acts under Presidential wartime and national emergency powers, as well as authority granted by specific legislation, to impose controls on transactions and freeze foreign assets under US jurisdiction.

  • Global Watch (formerly Terrorist Search)

    Accurate Background's Global Watch search gathers data from official sanction and embargo lists including:

    Global PEP List Politically Exposed Persons:

    "Politically Exposed Persons" (PEPs) are considered high risk in today's regulatory environment. More than 100 countries have changed their anti money laundering laws and there has been greater emphasis and cooperation between nations to enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

    Accurate Backgrounds Global Watch database covers more than 240 countries with more than 880,000 PEP profiles that include the PEPs family members and close associates.

    Global Sanction List Sanctioned Entities:
    Global Watch aggregates information from the most important sanction lists from around the world including:

    • Bank of England
    • Bureau of Industry and Security
    • Department of State Trade Control
    • EU Terrorism List
    • FBI Terrorist List
    • FBI Top Ten Most Wanted
    • Interpol Most Wanted
    • OCC Shell Bank List
    • OFAC Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List
    • OFAC Sanctioned Countries, including Major Cities & Ports
    • Treasury PML List
    • SECO List
    • UN Consolidated List
    • World Bank Debarred Parties List
    • CBI List
    • ICE List
    • Palestinian Legislative Council List
    • Office of Thrift Supervision, Terrorist Watch List
    • OSFI - Canadian Sanctions List
    • United States Secret Service Most Wanted
    • United States Postal Service Most Wanted
    • United States Marshal's Most Wanted

    Global Enforcement List Enforcement Agencies:
    Comprised of more than 300 enforcement lists and includes warnings and actions against individuals and companies, narcotic-traffickers, money launderers, fraudsters, human traffickers, fugitives and other criminals.

    Global Adverse Media List  News Media:
    An extensive proprietary database comprised of public domain news including more than 20,000 newspapers and magazines in more than 10 languages.

  • Fraud & Abuse Control Information System (FACIS®)

    Accurate Background provides information drawn from more than 1000 government agencies and over 555,000 records of sanctioned health care providers including the DHHS OIG, State Medicaid Fraud Control Units, State Health Departments, Tri-Care, Licensing & Disciplinary Agencies, DEA, FDA, and GSA. We search the Federal, Medicare, Medicaid Sanctions listing of individuals or entities that are prohibited from participating in government programs and information on fraud abuse specific to the medical industry. FACIS® is a registered trademark of Verisys Corporation.

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority FINRA (Formally NASD)

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority checks the professional background of current and former FINRA-registered securities firms and brokers the securities industry online registration and licensing database, as reported on industry registration/licensing forms brokers, brokerage firms and regulators. FINRA searches feature professional background information on approximately 660,000 currently registered brokers and 5,100 currently registered securities firms. Accurate Background will search records to verify appropriate licenses are current, and checks for any disciplinary action taken against licensee.

  • Vendor Management Program

    Accurate Background's Vendor Management Program assists our clients in assuring consistent background checks are conducted on not just their employees, but on any third party who has access to their facilities, customer data, customer homes, or company assets. We will work with your staffing vendors, janitorial service providers or any other third party to create a screening program consistent with your own program. The many benefits of providing this service to our clients are:

    • Reduces liabilities by screening everybody who represents your organization (contractors, subcontractors).
    • Creates a consistent screening program throughout your company for all permanent and contracted employees.
    • Allows you to implement your defined adjudication requirements through our Risk Reduction Technology, ensuring that the same standards are met with third party vendors.
    • Third party vendors attain favorable pricing through consolidated volume discounts.
    Click here for more information about our Vendor Management Program.

  • Accurate I-9

    Accurate Background provides employers with an efficient method to electronically manage the entire I-9 process. Using our technology, Accurate I-9, we offer a comprehensive web-based process to electronically collect the I-9 Form, store the supporting documents online with the I-9 Form, and verify whether your employee has a legal right to work in the United States through our partnership with E-Verify.

    I-9 compliance using E-Verify is the first Federal verification method approved by the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security for I-9 employment verification, to prove an employee's right to work in the United States. The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) legally mandates that employers verify the employment eligibility status of newly-hired employees, making it unlawful for employers to knowingly hire or continue to employ unauthorized workers. All employers are legally required to prove eligibility, and noncompliance can result in fines anywhere from $100 to $3,000.

    Click here for more information regarding Accurate Background's complete Accurate I-9 solution for electronic I-9 collection, storage and verification.