SSN – Social Security Number Trace- Background Checks Demystified

SSN – Social Security Number Trace- Background Checks Demystified

The SSN Trace or Social Security Trace is a key piece of an employment background check. The SSN trace is often bundled as part of the National Criminal Database search, but it shouldn’t be overlooked

The SSN trace is useful in developing alias names for the applicant that should also be run through County Criminal and Federal Criminal databases. It also give the background screening company the ability to develop address history which allows the counties of residence to specifically be searched for criminal records.

The SSN trace will also provide evidence as to when the Social Security Number was issue, where it was issued and if there has been any report to the credit bureaus that the person that the social was issued is deceased.

The SSN trace is not and should not be used to confirm identity or verify eligibility to work.


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7 thoughts on “SSN – Social Security Number Trace- Background Checks Demystified”

  1. I’m trying to find my nieces biological father for medical reasons. I have his SSN, full name, last known address, and the name of one other child he’s had. What is a trustworthy, and if possible inexpensive, way to find him?

  2. Hi could you please someone here could answer me a question, I lived and worked in California legally with my Social Security Number 17 years ago, when I needed to return to my country for personal issues, I didn't return to California except to visit friends. Some time ago I found that I lost my Social Security Number card, I only have my DMV license. How do I recover my Social Security Number? I do not remember the number … What is the official California website that I could do this search? Thank you so much if anyone can help me.

  3. How do you find out about the social security number background checks entirely. I have had many names and ect how do i start profiting from my old lives

  4. Omg I was able to find a valid SSN with the help of Lurddark on telegram he's the best no worries

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