The Truth is in the Details
There is no single source of truth for criminal record screening in the U.S. In fact, with more than 3,500 separate possible places to look for criminal records in the U.S., insight into where to search is vital. Sterling’s criminal locator services are three distinctly different tools used for locating criminal records; when layered together, they uncover more meaningful places to search for a candidate’s potential criminal history.
Why Use an SSN Trace?
An SSN Trace, sometimes referred to as an Address History Search, provides a foundation for history-based criminal background checks. A robust SSN Trace:
- Identifies candidate address history
- Reveals any names used (including aliases, maiden names, nicknames)
When used together, Sterling’s Criminal Locator services uncover tens of thousands more criminal records than database searches alone.
The Foundation for Quality U.S. Criminal Checks
Powerful Criminal Locator Tools
Top Reasons to Conduct an SSN Trace
Candidates don’t always provide all past addresses
Candidates may not view their time at a location as significant, or it is possible they’d rather you just not know they had history in a particular location. An SSN Trace identifies address information associated with the provided social security number, which can be used to conduct a more in-depth search of criminal records and provide an even more extensive background of the candidate.
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Security Number Trace
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