What is provided in a Background check?
A background check is a review of a persons past and professional history. These checks are conducted in order to find information that could not otherwise be public. A background check may include information such as: bankruptcies, liens, judgements, criminal history or record, professional licenses, political affiliation, permits, address history, phone numbers, email addresses and of course names they have had or been associated with. Much of this information is found when private investigators are established with companies such as TLO, IDI, Delvepoint, LexisNexis, Tracers, etc. There are many platforms used by private detectives to find this information. In order to have access to these platforms, agencies must have proper private investigations licenses, carry proper insurance, bonds and have their place of business inspected by the platform they use. The inspection is conducted to ensure that confidentiality and legality measures are in place.
When would you get a background check?
Private persons or companies in many cases would require a background check for various reasons:
- New tenants in a residence
- Business opportunities
- New employees
- Professional History
- Locates or Skip Tracing
How is the information found on a background check verified?
During the course of a background check, the information is verified by the investigator using various other tools and methods. Example: if you were to attempt to locate a person and verify phone number and address, a pretext call is often conducted to verify this information. Investigators may interview other people as well in order to properly confirm information found on a background check. Having as much information as possible, makes the background investigation much easier.
What information could I provide the investigator?
Name and date of birth if possible are always the go-to. This information although basic, is great in finding the person that you may be searching for. If the name and date of birth are common, this may pose the only challenge. Many of times we are able to pin point the information with a last known location. Some additional information that may be useful for a private investigator during a background check may be:
- Known Relatives
- Locations lived or visited for extended periods of time
- Prior work history
5 Types of Background Checks and why they are useful
- Tenant Screening
Have you decided to place your house on the market for renters? In many cases home owners or management companies like to look into a person’s history in order to see if they are fit to live at the residence. A background check or other services can provide insight on prior liens and judgements as well as criminal history in order gauge a tenant and their personal responsibility.
- Business Opportunities or Investments
Are you looking to invest in a company or provide shares or ownership to another person? Investigators are great at looking into a person’s profile, and obtaining additional information on a subject’s day-to-day activities. A database run background check may not provide all the information a client may be searching for. Information such as social media and how a person carries themselves outside of professional interactions at the workplace or in their free time. Additionally, information found on the people they may interact with could impact your decision to proceed with either of the following.
- New Hire Employee
A new employee’s interview went great, but do we know enough about them? A private detective may conduct a background check on a new hire to gather information on prior employment. Many employers want to see if you have retained employment, or jumped from employer to employer. In many cases, job hopping can be a tall tale sign of a new employee’s considerations for your company. Although something new may be found, it is always best if the background check investigator fact-checks his or her findings. Does the employee have financial problems? If so, will those issues collide with the duties they perform and will they be trustworthy?
- Professional History
Has the investigator confirmed education and past employers? Had an OSINT investigation been conducted to confirm any dealings with potential competitors in the same market? These are all crucial and may even aid an OPM investigator when conducting a background for a security clearance. This may align with conducting a new hire investigation, as you want to see if the person being investigated has had many short-term jobs, been fired, or their resume does not align with the facts found.
- Person Locates
Have you lost a friend? Have you attempted to search for them or a loved one with no luck? Is a debt owed to you? A licensed private investigator may assist you in finding someone you wish to contact. In many cases the information that you have may just be enough. A person locate can be conducted with only the minimum requirements; name and date of birth. The information found may be insightful, showing you where they have made their mark, giving you an idea if you even wish to pursue them. Private investigators are key in finding lost persons, as the information found on the internet may not be beneficial, relevant or updated.
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Complete our Free Consultation Form:
To begin, please fill out our consultation request form online to speak with one of our private investigators. Our in house agents will then tailor the investigation with action yielding objectives to reach your results.
Connect With One of Our Private Investigators:
A private investigator may field the inquiry prior to reaching out in order to understand the situation and prepare. Questions asked by the agent may be one or all of the following:
- Does this investigation have reasonable purpose?
- Where is the Subject or Matter located?
- Can you provide specific information in which you are seeking to obtain?
- Do you have any knowledge or intel that you would like our agents to investigate further?
- What information on the Subject or matter have you found already?
- Would you like any close associates or persons investigated as well?
Once a case action plan has been identified, your assigned private detective will begin the investigation. An example of the investigative process may look like such:
- Immediate Action. Your case will be immediately assigned and work will begin within the first 12-24 hours.
- Corroborating facts. Is the information provided to the investigator sound?
- Execution of Case Action Plan. We assign the most fit investigator to achieve the most valuable results.
- Case Action Updates. Your investigator will provide you with status updates and obtained information regularly.
- Facts. After obtaining the information sought after, we comb through the case file and ensure no steps or information had been missed.
- Final Report. Compiling your case report may be the most crucial part. We ensure professionalism and accuracy.
Our team of highly trained professional investigators will obtain information on the specific person or object. Actions in accordance with legal guidelines, time tailored for your case, and proper reporting are all necessary for a private investigator to fulfill a proper investigation. Activity Checks may require additional time outside the 4 hour minimum that PRIVIN has in place to conduct a professional investigation.
Completion of Your Case:
The investigator assigned to your Activity Check case will provide you with a written report for you to review. Additionally, the report is reviewed by the client and investigator for accuracy. Any questions the client may have will be answered accordingly.
Being the professionals that we are, in the event that the client requests the assigned agent to appear in court, we are able to coordinate the evolution.
Confidentiality is paramount and therefore all communication between a client, and the assigned investigators will be kept Confidential.