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Frequently Asked Questions
I want to check my background report. How quickly can I get it?
Once we have verified your identification, you will typically receive your background report within minutes.
I want to check someone else's background report. How quickly can I get it?
Once we have verified the subject's identification, he or she will receive the background report within minutes. They then have 30 days to review the report. If you're checking the backgrounds of prospective tenants or employees, they have an incentive to view and comment on their reports as soon as possible.
Where does the information on background reports come from?
BackgroundReport.com obtains records from public sources, such as nationwide criminal records, county criminal courthouses, the National Criminal Index, sex offender registries, the OFAC/Patriot Act Terrorist Watch List, Social Security Number index, and civil court records.
What if I find something wrong?
You may comment on any information you wish to explain or dispute. Once you have completed a review of your report, you will be provided the opportunity to view information on where to dispute the records in question.
Can I check someone else's background report anonymously?
No. We require full disclosure for your and the subject's protection. Our patent-pending applicant review and dispute process virtually eliminates the potential for liability for making decisions based on incomplete or inaccurate information.
Is my personal information secure?
Yes. Your information is fully encrypted at all times and is not used for any other purpose. In addition, your information is deleted from our system immediately.
What information do I need to supply?
We'll need the full legal name of the person you want to check, along with the Social Security Number, current or previous address and email address (so we can notify and email the report to him or her).
How current is the information provided?
Our process greatly increases the accuracy of our reports. Background screening involves searching records that contain only minimal information, but we sort through the possible matches to provide you with only the most relevant records.
However, the hundreds of sources we gather information from are updated at different rates, ranging from monthly to annually. While we supply the latest information each jurisdiction has released, you may need a more thorough criminal background check. We suggest you take advantage of our Manual County Criminal Search, which provides hands-on records checks of each county in which the subject has lived.
Do BackgroundReport.com reports contain credit information?
No. We do not provide credit screening on individuals through BackgroundReport.com. If you're a landlord who requires credit information, we recommend E-Renter.com. For businesses and non-profit organizations requiring pre-employment credit checks, CriminalData.com can provide this service.