Background checks are one of the most prominent steps in establishing trust in a stranger while entering into a legally binding arrangement. Be it a new hire or verification for a loan, history says a lot. For this purpose, several services offer criminal background checks. Direct screening is one such service. Let’s find out more about it and read customer reviews to see how accurate or accepted their background checks are.
Direct Screening, headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, provides access to an application that produces a criminal background report. These reports have been drawn from the most current public records. Direct Screening complies with the federal FCRA act. Their technology team translates records into standardized formats. This provides consistency in reporting from state to state. In case of dispute, they can not change a public record. However, you can dispute the criminal records provided by contacting that particular record’s source and have them corrected. If you have obtained an expungement for a criminal record, you can visit the Foundation for Continuing Justice. They offer free services to the people who have modified a record and send a notification to all background verification companies that there’s an update. Direct screening thus updates their database as well.
They offer a national criminal background check which contains the results of their public database search. They also have an enhanced national check that allows you to search with an SSN number. This search helps you to find criminal records using a maiden name or a former married name, or even an alias. Then, there is a social security number report that has information on a person's name, and history of addresses. Also, if data is available, you can get the birth date, age, and phone numbers the person has or has had. This search helps you to locate a person or confirm their social security number. If you have a high number of searches, you can leave them a mail and avail volume discounts as well.
You can order an instant background check as well. There are no setup or monthly fees associated with this option. You need only pay for the searches you order. You can print these searches or save them online for up to three months. Six types of instant checks are available. You have a National criminal search and a state criminal search. You can combine these with SSN search and hence go for Enhanced National and Enhanced state search respectively. SSN search is offered separately as well. The sixth and the last is regional search and it allows you to search according to the four regions of the USA. All of these reports can be ordered for a price from their website.
Ever had a background verification done by them for a prospective candidate? Let us know in your feedback your experience with the company. Also do not forget to read the customer reviews before paying for their services. Reviews are the best measure of the credibility of a company. You might find and save a lot!