The SSN Trace you currently order will provide you with a confirmation that the name and SSN that you provide are associated. The question is, are the legitimately associated or has that SSN been ‘borrowed’ for so long that there is credit history associated with this individual?
Before 2011, there were algorithms associated with SSN that made it easier to detect fraudulent use. But, since June 2011, SSNs have been randomized.
Bottom line, the only true way to confirm that a SSN rightfully belongs to an individual is through the Social Security Administration directly.
Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV) service was developed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2002 to protect vital business interests. It mitigates fraud and identity theft while reducing losses, bad/negligent hires, and unauthorized workers and applicants.
Obtaining this validation is as easy as having your employee or candidate complete a form. Once submitted, results are instant, and you will have validation of that person’s identifiers, including:
- Date of Birth
The SSA will also confirm whether this name and SSN are on the Death Index.
Considering that your background checks are based on the identifiers provided by your candidates, confirming SSN and DOB first is invaluable tool
cFIRST Employment Background Checks will give you confidence in hiring. We provide the technology and personalized support you need to get your candidates screened fast, without compromising on compliance and quality. Contact us today.