What is Social Security Number (SSN) Trace?
Social security number trace is an excellent tool that sets the base for conducting criminal record searches. It includes finding current and previous addresses along with any other names the candidate might have used which can be significant while researching the criminal history. 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. Once the social security number trace is completed it results in a more comprehensive and valuable criminal record search. It even provides a list of addresses at which the candidate has lived over a specific period of time along with every name they might have used at the same time.
What Are The Sources For Obtaining SSN Trace?
Social security number trace can be obtained through two sources. The first one is the credit bureau like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. With the help of these organizations, it is possible to collect valuable information pertaining to names, addresses and social security numbers reported by lending institutions, like credit card companies, utility companies, cable providers and banks. If the candidate has applied for any loan it is likely to be recorded by the credit bureaus.
The other way to obtain a social security number trace is through commercially compiled databases. It is important to note that there are certain databases which are better than the others. cFIRST utilizes a comprehensive database that accumulates information from credit bureaus along with additional sources which might include, but are not limited to magazine subscriptions, online retail accounts, health club memberships and customer loyalty programs.
SSN Trace by cFIRST
cFIRST generally provides SSN Trace service as part of our overall Identity Check service. However, for clients who may want only SSN Trace, we provide seamless service with fast TAT and at best price points. Contact us now to understand how we can help you with your SSN trace requirements.