Our studies indicate that approximately 5% to 7% of the Social Security checks are falsified in an attempt to hide a criminal history.
Grass Valley, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2012
Instant People Check, LLC has now reduced the rate of one of its most popular background checks, the NationwidePlus by nearly 25%. This particular search includes the national and federal database, plus a Social Security verification.
Due to increasing identity theft and fraud, Social Security checks are becoming more popular. According to Instant People Check co-owner David Moulder, “When an applicant provides a false Social Security number, there is usually a reason for it. This person may have bad intentions or something to hide. Our studies indicate that approximately 5% to 7% of the Social Security checks are falsified in an attempt to hide a criminal history.”
A Social Security check is a simple process that can be very revealing. A database search with a legitimate Social Security number will generally confirm that it is valid and active. The results may also provide a name and prior addresses. Results from using a fraudulent Social Security number will either have a no name match or a different individual’s name. There have also been a number of searches that show the number belonging to a deceased individual.
Moulder adds, “A Social Security number is very sensitive information. When we run checks for our clients, the results indicate that the name provided does or does not match the provided Social Security number and if the number has been validly issued and active. Any other information is confidential due to the high risk of identity theft and fraud.”
Many businesses and organizations are realizing the importance of a Social Security verification in addition to checking one’s criminal history. An applicant that uses a false Social Security number increases the risk for fraud or theft. With the rising instances of falsified data, employers should run a criminal background check with a Social Security verification. Moulder states, ”With an accurate name and date of birth, we can search for criminal records, even if the Social Security number is inaccurate. With our NationwidePlus search, we cover both criminal records and a Social Security verification.”
Instant People Check, LLC was established in 2002 by co-owners Randy Mann and David Moulder and provides online instant criminal background checks to individuals and businesses worldwide. The company utilizes various databases that contain over a billion searchable public records. In a difficult economy with increasing competition, they continually strive to offer competitive pricing, a quality product and great customer service.
Bulk discounts are also available for instant National Criminal Background Check as well as the popular NationwidePlus Criminal Background Check. This is one of the most comprehensive background checks available in the industry.
Price reductions of over 50 percent are available for companies requiring more than an average of 10 national background checks per month. For businesses that need more than 10 background checks per month, discounts can range between 70 and 85 percent for each search. Prices are also reduced for companies or individuals who need more than three background checks at one time.
Moulder concludes, “It pays to be more thorough as many people will relocate to different states or use falsified Social Security numbers.”