AnnualCreditReport.com is a centralized service for consumers to request annual credit reports. It was created by the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. The company provides consumers with the secure means to request and obtain a free credit report once every 12 months.
Background Profiles provides up-to-date information for the employment industry including background checks in areas such as federal, state, and county criminal records search, employment and education verification, social security trace, credit reports and much more. Essential information on current state and federal compliance issues is provided, as well as links to government sites that provide in-depth legal and compliance information.
DataPool Check, Inc. offers an array of employer services to help in pre-employment and post-hiring staffing including employee background, fingerprint, and drug use checks.
The Federal Trade Commission governs the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the site offers major links, statutes, highlights and "Fast Act" Actions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Innovative Enterprises employs a team of public records experts with backgrounds in law enforcement, judicial administration, and public record search and retrieval. Through their broad network of public record search professionals, they are able to extend your reach to records nationwide.
The National Association of Background Screeners offers a full line of employment background screening services such as social security verification, criminal background, credit reports, educational and credential verification, employment history, reference checks, etc.
The National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization, is a source for post-secondary and secondary student degree, diploma, student transcript, certificate, and enrollment verification.
The U.S. Department of Justice provides as a public service the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Web site. Interested members of the public have access to and may search participating state Web site public information regarding the presence or location of offenders, who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually-violent offenses against adults and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors. The public can use this Web site to educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities.
The U.S. Social Security Administration offers social security number verification. Employers have the option to verify up to 10 names and SSNs online and receive immediate results, which is ideal to verify new hires. Additionally, employers can upload overnight files of up to 250,000 names and SSNs and usually receive the results the next business day. This option is ideal to verify an entire payroll database or if a company is hiring a large number of workers.
The Virginia State Police provides criminal history records checks for individuals, the general public, private companies, and approved agencies.