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You could find the applicant who you think is the absolute best fit for the position, they seem up-front, driven, and ready to start. However, a few months into the job the police show up and arrest your new hire who has been going by an alias and has been on the run for over a year. You chose not to put this applicant through a simple background check because you could have never imagined this individual to be in legal trouble.

It’s always best to be safe than sorry. Forgoing a background check because someone seems clean and honest or your company doesn’t want to spend the money is unsafe for everyone. Besides the obvious problems (like drugs) they could be wanted for multiple crimes including fraud, identity theft, and much worse.

Social Security Trace

Your business doesn’t have to spend heaps of cash on a private investigator to find out whether a potential hire is who they claim to be, a social security check can be done using an individual’s provided name and SSN. You can gain information that they might not have disclosed on their application,

  • Past addresses — usually 7 years, but trace window can extend to 25 years
  • The state & date range of SSN issue
  • Known aliases

Government Watch Lists

A hardworking company doesn’t deserve to unintentionally hire a criminal and then have to deal with the mess of lawsuits, fines, and regulatory compliance issues. Access to several government watch list databases will give you an accurate assessment of your applicants’ potential liabilities. Being on any of the following watch lists is a big deal, make sure your prospective employees’ names are nowhere to be found on these lists,

  • U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • U.S. Marshals Major Fugitives
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Fugitives
  • Excluded Party List
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Lists
  • Cyber Crimes
  • Crimes Against Children
  • Domestic Terrorist

If you have questions about how ARCpoint can help your business background screen employees, contact ARCpoint Occupational Solutions at 888-663-1881 today.