A background verification / research / investigation, also known as background check or an investigation of an individual regarding his/her employment, criminal or educational past typically starts by identification of the best appropriate source records which can be identified through online suppliers, local government facilities, regulatory agencies.
We also specialize in providing background checks for employment / screening purposes, or for candidates in the pre-employment stages:
- employment references
- education references
- drug testing (on or off premises)
- screening of already employed personnel
For more information on employment background check services, please see here.
Where an in-depth personal investigation is concerned, this is what we usually are after and (usually) deliver to our clients in form of professional reports, seconded by hard facts and proofs:
- Civil litigation
- Criminal Records
- Corporate Affiliations
- Judgments, Liens and Bankruptcies
- Tax Courts
- Local and national media and Internet
- Assets and properties
- Driving records
The information uncovered may have different meanings to different people. While a convicted individual is typically a significant red flag to any client, a prospective employer or a human resources agency may be also concerned about hiring someone for a finance/accounting position with a shady past such as a bankruptcy filing or embezzlement accusation in the past.
In addition, an attorney client may be equally concerned about a “serial” plaintiff or an “expert witness” who had never testified in open court. A professional private investigator with extensive experience in conducting due diligence investigations and comprehensive background investigations can put these records into context to assist clients with making better informed decisions.
A comprehensive background investigation of open-source records can identify substantial information about a subject’s past, but the findings (good or bad) don’t always tell the whole story. Thorough analysis of this data by only a trained professional investigator can assist you to understand the findings to help you make informed decisions or avoid disastrous ones.