The increase in the number of forged documents made validation of identity a challenge. The process of validating identity is important to ensure safety and security within the workplace. Knowing the identity of your applicants besides from the documents they have submitted will give you more confidence in making a correct hiring decision. However, checking identity documents would require time and manpower especially if you have hundreds of applicants to process. There are different on-cloud and on-premise software available to speed the process of validation which can make your process more streamlined. Checking the identity of an applicant is an important part of Florida background check and nationwide employment screening of most companies especially those in the financial industry.
According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for 2015, the state of Florida has been ranked 3rd with highest per capita rate of reported identity theft complaints. There were about 306,000 fraud and other complaints filed in the Sunshine State, and at least 44,000 identity theft complaints filed. Among identity theft complaints in the state, about 50 percent were for government documents or benefits fraud, 18 percent were for credit card fraud, and 8 percent each were for phone or utilities fraud and bank fraud.
To guard your company against potential fraudulent applicants, AlertChecks may provide you instant background check reports to validate and secure the identity of your applicants, such as:
- Trace Report of Social Security Number (SSN) This report will summarize all addresses associated with the individual owning a United States (US) SSN. You can use this report to counter check the address information provided by your applicant. However, this report may show no previous address if the applicant got his US SSN recently.
- Passport Verification Report This report can be used as an alternative or in conjunction with SSN trace report especially if the applicant does not have any US SSN. This report will validate the authenticity of the passport to expose potential forgery and misrepresentation.
- Verification of government-issued IDs This report will show all government-issued IDs associated to an applicant. AlertChecks can also run a report to IDs provided to match name and photos on record.
- E-Verify This report verifies an employee’s authorization to work in the U.S. Newly hired employees must complete Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, regardless of whether they are assigned to a federal contract. Employers must comply with Form I-9 procedures found in the M-274 Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing Form I-9.
We at AlertChecks provide secure, reliable, and accurate Identity Report services calibrated to comply with nationwide background check standards. We ensure a thorough and easy to understand identity report which is compliant to Florida background check standards and nationwide employment screening practices.