Accurate Background Introduces New FederalPlus™ Criminal Research Service

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The new FederalPlus™ service improves federal criminal search accuracy by supplementing traditional federal court searches with local research capabilities in all 92 district court jurisdictions.

Our FederalPlus service directly solves a problem caused by recent changes in federal law restricting access to personal identifiers like social security numbers and/or date of birth within federal criminal court records

Lake Forest, Calif., October 2, 2006 –Accurate Background, Inc., a leading supplier of employment screening services, introduces FederalPlus™, an advanced service which offers precautionary measures to confirm the correctness of an applicant identity in a federal criminal case.

“Our FederalPlus service directly solves a problem caused by recent changes in federal law restricting access to personal identifiers like social security numbers and/or date of birth within federal criminal court records,” said Sandra Burns, Director of Operations for Accurate Background, Inc. “Currently federal conviction records can be accessed only by the defendant’s name, and this is often not sufficient cause to link a crime with a specific applicant. Recent press has uncovered cases in which merely a name match within the federal court records is accepted as proof of applicant guilt without going a step further to confirm the information. This can result in innocent people being denied employment.

“If a Federal criminal search does return a possible case, Accurate Background’s FederalPlus service automatically generates additional research to obtain the personal identifiers associated with that federal case,” explained Burns. “This involves an in-depth review of the case materials at any of the 92 federal district court offices by our trained researchers to obtain the needed personal identifiers. Our unique processes, following each of the federal district regulations, will assure a prospective employer that a federal conviction report identifies the convicted criminal and confirms the correct case information is being reported. FederalPlus protects perspective employers against accepting the first level of research alone. It limits false accusations, and minimizes subsequent legal liability. ”

A federal criminal search tracks an applicant’s record for such federal crimes as bank robbery, drug distribution, Internet fraud, embezzlement, kidnapping and espionage that are tried only in federal district courts.

About Accurate Background Inc.

Accurate Background Inc., based in Lake Forest, Calif., is a technology leader in the background screening industry, offering an array of innovative and cutting-edge background check and security research products to meet the needs of human resource, loss prevention, and security/legal professionals in employment screening, vendor certification and fraud prevention. To find out more about Accurate Background, Inc. and its products, call (800) 784-3911 or visit the Company’s web site at http://www.accuratebackground.com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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