In today’s environment don’t leave yourself open to costly law suits. Protect yourself and your business with each and every employee or tenant. Saying I didn’t know is not a defense.

Whether you are a large corporation, a small business owner, or landlord Background Solutions Online offers you a solution for all of your background investigation needs. Our searches can be ordered individually or in a package at a reduced cost. Our knowledgeable staff can help you design a standard protocol to use for all your screening needs. Click here to see the turnaround times for our various services.

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Criminal History Report

We perform searches of current records directly at local, county, Superior, and Municipal courts. Criminal searches are available nationwide as well as in the U.S. territories and Canada. We recommend a search of all counties of residence and any AKAs that are identified in an applicant's Social Security Trace. Using our network of researchers, we access the most current information available and report felony and misdemeanor convictions based on applicable federal and state law.

We do not use online or CD-ROM databases, which may be out of date and inaccurate. The Federal Trade Commission in a staff opinion letter stated that "an employment screening service that uses stored data” (which may be as much as 90 days old) does not comply with" the Fair Credit Reporting Act Section 613(2). State Repositories are available in some states, but many provide partial or out-of-date information because they are not frequently updated. Except where the repository is updated daily, state repository searches should not replace county criminal searches.



Social Security Addresses & Verification

The Social Security Trace checks the validity of an applicant's Social Security Number. If the number is valid, the trace will identify the year and state in which the number was issued. The Social Security Trace will alert you if the number has not been issued, if it was used in a previously filed death claim, or if it was used with any fraudulent activity. The trace also identifies AKA's that have been used and provides previous addresses for the past 15 years, which help in determining which counties we should search for the applicant's criminal record.



Credit Report

Our Employment credit history reports are designed for employment purposes and do not count as an inquiry on the individual’s report or reveal either date of birth or a credit score. The report includes verification of the applicants’ name, their current address and two previous addresses, current phone number, current employer, up to three previous employers, and any aliases associated with the Social Security Number along with the actual credit lines and history. Our Tenant credit report offers all of the above information but includes the date of birth and counts as an inquiry against the persons credit score.



Bank Charge offs and Bad Checks

This consumer report covers information reported by banks that is not reported to the top three credit bureaus. It contains information about banking account charge offs, bad checks, and recent inquires by banks. A must for landlords accepting checks and employees handling your financial accounts.



Driving Records

While some companies believe driving records should be used only if an applicant will be driving a company car, crimes are not isolated to where we live and work. Driving record information exposes important character issues. By searching an applicant's driving record, we learn about suspended licenses, failures to appear in court and arrest warrants. In addition, drug and alcohol related driving offenses, such as driving under the influence and possession of drugs, may serve as a warning of potential substance abuse problems that can affect job performance.



Employment Verification

Past Employment Verification is recommended for all employees. It is approximated that 38% of all resumes and employment applications contain falsified information. Our in-house Reference and Verification Department will verify the employer's name, applicant's title, dates of employment, salary history (upon client's request), whether they are eligible for rehire, and we ask for additional comments.



Education Verification

We verify college degrees, unless you ask that we verify high school also or "highest degree" earned. Our Education Verification will report the applicant's dates of attendance, graduation date and degree earned. Some educational institutions will report GPA.



Professional License Verification

Background Solutions Online's Reference and Verification Department conducts professional license and certification verifications. Our reports reveal the validity of applicants’ professional licenses, date of issue, renewal and expiration dates, current status and any disciplinary action.



Reference Verifications

Background Solutions Online's Reference and Verification Department conducts phone verifications to the references listed by your applicant. We obtain the context in which the subject is known by the reference, moral opinion, work ethic opinion, character flaws and personality traits.



Prior Employer Drug and Alcohol Test Results

Our Reference and Verification Department checks with past employers to obtain information whether applicant 1) took a drug test, 2) failed any drug test, or 3) refused any drug test. Pursuant to 49 C.F.R., previous employers must provide information on past employees' drug and alcohol tests within the two previous years. Information will provide dates of confirmed positive tests for drugs, confirmed alcohol test results of 0.04% or greater, and refusal to take a controlled substance test within the past two years.



Bankruptcy Records

Bankruptcy background checks are conducted at Federal District Courts and records are specific to that district only. Background check information obtained in these records can include the type of bankruptcy filing (Chapter 7, Chapter 11, etc), date of filing, remedies, roster of petitioners, etc. Turnaround time generally within 24 hours.



Nationwide Criminal Scan

The Nationwide Criminal Scan is a powerful, comprehensive database search that provides same day access to the largest criminal database available with millions of offense records. It is a valuable information resource that may discover convictions in counties not identified in a Social Security Trace or Credit History Report if the subject never lived in the county. Records from states are indexed from state correctional institutions, sexual offender and violent offender lists, the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) and some state and county court records.



State Sexual Offender Registry

Per Megan's Law, sexual offenders must register when they move. There are currently more than 386,000 registered sex offenders nationwide. Sexual offender registry searches are statewide searches of registered sex offender databases.



Federal Criminal Court Search (District)

We search Federal district courts for convictions of crimes that occurred on federal property and convictions of federal laws such as tax evasion, mail and wire fraud, drug trafficking, immigration law violations and postal offenses. Records provide a criminal history from the date of disposition, parole or release from imprisonment.



Federal Criminal Court Search (Nationwide)

We search U.S. Federal districts for convictions of crimes that occurred on federal property and convictions of federal laws such as tax evasion, mail and wire fraud, drug trafficking, immigration law violations and postal offenses. This nationwide search covers all U.S. Federal districts excluding Alaska, Guam, Idaho, New Mexico and Northern Mariana Islands. These records provide a criminal history from the date of disposition, parole or release from imprisonment.



International Warrant Search through Interpol

This search is conducted through Interpol so it covers all countries that interact with the International Police Service. It will provide information on any individual who has or has had a warrant issued against them (outside the US).



Global Scan

The Global Scan Patriot Act Name Search includes the following U.S. and foreign sanctions and watch lists. Lists notated with an asterisk (*) indicate a geographic-based sanctions list. Background Solutions Online will add additional sanctions and watch lists as U.S. or foreign governments and international organizations release them. These lists currently include:
  1. OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) & Blocked Persons
  2. OFAC Sanctioned Countries, including Major Cities & Ports*
  3. Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories*
  4. Department of State Trade Control (DTC) Debarred Parties
  5. U.S. Bureau of Industry & Security (formerly BXA) -
    • Unverified Entities List
    • Denied Entities List
    • Denied Persons List
  6. FBI Most Wanted Terrorists & Seeking Information
  7. FBI Top Ten Most Wanted
  8. INTERPOL Most Wanted List
  9. Bank of England Sanctions List
  10. OSFI - Canadian Sanctions List
  11. United Nations Consolidated Sanctions List
  12. Politically Exposed Persons List
  13. European Union Terrorism List
  14. World Bank Ineligible Firms


Civil Federal Court Search (District Search)

We search Federal district courts for civil cases involving alleged violations of federal statutes or constitutional rights. Cases may be brought by individuals, companies or governmental entities seeking monetary damages, an injunction, and/or another remedy provided by law. Case information will include the party name, case title, the court in which the case is located, case number, filing date, nature of suit and closing date.



Civil Federal Court Search (Nationwide Search)

We search U.S. Federal districts for civil cases involving alleged violations of federal statutes or constitutional rights. This is a nationwide search which covers all U.S. Federal districts excluding Alaska, Guam, Idaho, New Mexico and Northern Mariana Islands. Cases may be brought by individuals, companies or governmental entities seeking monetary damages, an injunction, and/or another remedy provided by law. Case information will include the party name, case title, the court in which the case is located, case number, filing date, nature of suit and closing date.



Canadian Criminal and Driving Scan

This powerful database is updated daily from all 10 Canadian Provinces and the RCMP. This search covers 9 components of Canadian law: Criminal Records (adults) Criminal Records (Juvenile), Records of not guilty by reason of mental incompetence, Charges Pending or Outstanding under Federal Statues, Pending Charges under the Child and Family Services Act, Convictions for Offenses under the Child and Family Services Act, The Highway Service Act, The Liquor Control Act, Other Police Service Information, requires a faxed signed release.



International Criminal and Credit Histories

We offer reports in over 250 countries. The information given can vary widely from country to country but most include the generally information we are used to seeing in the US. You must call for exact pricing and turn around times for these records. Due to the volatile nature of a large number of foreign governments, pricing and turnaround times can vary greatly from order to order. Most reports are delivered on a timely basis. Background Solutions Online has one of the best turnaround-time records in the industry. However, due to difficulties in some countries or circumstances outside our control (holidays, war, civil unrest, disorganized bureaucracies, etc.) delays can occasionally occur. Delivery times given are common averages and not guaranteed. The US is the exception and not the rule in the ease of access and efficient methods of record keeping. Many societies are not open and comparatively disorganized with their data, requiring time-consuming manual searches to be performed.



FACIS Report/OIG Search

Required screening of all healthcare workers. FACIS reports on more then 50 healthcare professionals and agencies. FACIS reports information from approximately 800 state and federal agencies including the Office of Inspector General and the General Services Administration. It also includes the OFAC SDN list. This report allows organizations to make different risk management decisions depending on the individual or entity, FACIS® offers three levels of screening. The three levels vary in the depth of the sanction search provided.
  • Level 1 conducts a search of the sanction information as taken by the OIG, the GSA and other federal agencies. The information reported in this level meets the government's minimum requirements for sanction screening as set forth in the OIG's Compliance Program Guidance. Intended for low risk workers and contractors or those not involved with patients.
  • Level 2 combines the Level 1 search of the federal agencies with disciplinary action information from multiple agencies and one state of choice. Intended for medium risk workers and contractors such as administrators.
  • Level 3 is the most robust search option, allowing you to conduct a search of disciplinary actions taken by federal agencies as well as those taken by licensing and certification agencies in all 50 states. This is the most comprehensive search method available. Intended for high risk workers, contractors and those involved with direct patient care such as nurses, physical therapist and physicians.


Eviction Records

We provide court ordered eviction records in the following states: AK, AR, AZ, CA, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT,NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, and WA. New sates are added as they become available.



Workers Compensation History

Worker's compensation searches are highly recommended in manufacturing and production environments or wherever physical activity such as lifting is part of the job requirement. This information enables employers to avoid placing employees in positions that may pose risk of re-injury and identify habitual claim filers. Workers’ Compensation History is a statewide search available in most states, but must be conducted post-offer. The search identifies workers compensation claims against an applicant's past employers. The history will report the last five (5) events and include case numbers, locations, case status, dates of injury, body parts injured, type of injury, and all party information including lien claimants. When applicants have filed workers compensation claims against past employers, they often intentionally leave them off their employment applications; you may use falsification of an employment application as grounds for revoking a conditional job offer or terminating a recent hire.



Turn Around Times for Services

ServiceAverage Turn Around Time
DMV (Driving Records)*Most states are instantaneous
Social Security address and verificationInstant
Employment CreditInstant
Tenant CreditInstant
FACIS 1Instant
FACIS 3Instant
Statewide Criminal ScanInstant
Nationwide Criminal ScanInstant
Global ScanInstant
Registered Sex OffenderInstant
International Wants/WarrantsInstant
FACIS 224 hrs
Education Verification24 hrs
Professional License Verification24 hrs
Reference Verification24 hrs
Employment Verification24 hrs
Prior Employer Drug Testing Results24 hrs
Bankruptcy Records24 hrs
Civil Federal Court (Single District)24 hrs
Civil Federal Court (Nationwide)24 hrs
Federal Criminal Records24 hrs
Bank Charge Offs/Bad Checks24 hrs
NCI Warrant Search24 hrs
Eviction Records24-48 hrs
County Criminal Records24-48 hrs
Workman’s Compensation Records1 to 35 days depending upon the state
International Credit ReportsVaries by country




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