Gold Essential Background Check

This report is recommended before hiring key employees. It covers all of the essential checks and verifications included in the Silver Essential Background Check, plus 9 additional searches, including a social and traditional media search, officer/director records and civil litigation searches.

Media and Social Media Check

This search reveals articles and references appearing in international, national and local news publications, and internet-based sources. It may provide information about civil litigation, criminal activity, government investigations, disciplinary and regulatory actions, professional or personal improprieties, significant events, etc.

Public Record Scan

This check is a comprehensive search of proprietary databases which provides such items as tax liens, judgments, UCC filings and bankruptcy information.

Officer/Director Records Search

This search lists public and private entities with which the applicant is or was affiliated, in addition to identifying the applicant's position with the entit as well as the corporation's current status.

Fictitious Business Name Statements Search

This search lists DBAs ("Doing Business As") for businesses as filed in the County Recorder's office or with the Secretary of State (in certain jurisdictions.)

State Court Civil Records Search

This search reveals any civil litigation the applicant has been involved in either as a plaintiff or defendant, within the jurisdiction included in the investigation.

Federal Court Civil Records Search

This search discloses any civil litigation at the federal level as either plaintiff or defendant within the jurisdictions included in the investigation. This search may reveal possible regulatory actions, securities law violations, RICO violations, tax matters and other significant lawsuits.

Excluded Parties Index

This search identifies applicants that have been excluded from the United States General Services Administration List of Parties Excluded from the Federal Procurement and Non-procurement programs. Inclusion in this list means that the subject has been suspended, debarred or otherwise excluded from receiving federal contracts or certain subcontracts and from certain types of financial and non-financial assistance and benefits.

United States Tax Court

This search reveals information regarding individuals and corporations that have disputed a particular tax ruling.

Office of Foreign Asset Control's Special Designated Nationals

This search will check if the individual or a company he or she has been associated with is a "Specially Designated National". These are individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, certain targeted countries, as well as individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. The assets of persons and companies on this list are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.

Approximate Cost for Gold Essential Background Check: $600 (without manual court searches)

Pre-Employment Background Checks

Silver Essential Background Check (with verifications)

This report includes all of the checks included in the Bronze Essential Background Check, plus verification of employment, education and references. This check is recommended when your company does not have the qualified staff time necessary to do thorough verification calls.

Bronze Essential Background Check

This report is recommended for all employees who are not key employees and those who do not handle money or financial records.

Custom Reports and Special Reports for Particular Employees

Call or email us to discuss custom reports. The following reports are recommended additions for particular types of employees

  • License or Certification Verification
  • Credit Report History
  • Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)
  • Sex Offender Registry Search

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