Candidates with a shady past like a criminal conviction, potentially dangerous or embarrassing event in the past may try to hide the information from employers to get better jobs. They may use a false date of birth, social security number or even name. This makes the case in favor of verifying the candidate’s identity before you take the final decision of hiring them. This is especially important for positions that are related to upper management or a job that requires handling lots of money. An identity check is the foundation of any background check. It ensures that even the simplest and most crucial claim by the candidate is verified.
What is the Objective of Conducting Identity Check?
The objective of conducting an identity check is to ensure that the individual you are trying to hire is what he/she claims to be. It scrutinizes the identity of the candidate by evaluating the following details:
- Any aliases
- Current and past addresses
- Date of birth
- Full name
- Social security number
At cFIRST, we have gained prowess in providing comprehensive identity verification checks on passport and ID documents. With the help of comprehensive global data sources and global document verification, we provide a trusted, convenient and compliant way to verify the identity of individuals in question.
Types of Identity Checks Conducted by cFIRST
Social Security Number Trace
Using provided name and social security number, a past address history search retrieves information from the credit bureaus to reveal addresses of record for the past 3 to 5 years. The addresses found will be used to populate the location of the criminal record searches.
Confirms your candidate’s identity by validating the information that appears on their passport.
Motor Vehicle Record Search
Provides information relating to license status, and any history of violations from the State Motor Vehicle Records Bureau.