|Background Investigations - The Reality|
What’s that name doing on my SSN & Address Information report?
Criminal record searches typically originate from the results of a SSN and Address Information inquiry. This inquiry reveals names and addresses of the subject, from which CI determines the appropriate jurisdictions in which to run criminal record searches. The data searched in the SSN & Address Information inquiry comes from many different sources. The majority of the data comes from the credit bureaus and relates to the subject’s applications for credit and the name and address disclosed on those applications. Because of the manual process involved in entering all that data, there is room for error. A typo or misreading of hard to read penmanship can lead to a name and address being associated with a specific SSN. Very rarely, when other names and addresses show up in the results is it a case of identity theft.
2007-06-18 18:57:31 GMT