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Social Security Trace

The Social Security Trace acts as an identifier and reveals any alias names, as well as past and present addresses associated with the social security number. The Social Security Trace is a crucial component of criminal history research as it is used as a roadmap to select court jurisdictions that should be researched for criminal records. The same courts should be checked under all relevant and/or unique alias names.

The addresses found on a trace correspond with the areas of the country where your applicant has applied for credit or supplied their information to any number of our data furnishers. The trace also authenticates that the social security number provided by your applicant is associated with an individual of the same name and the approximate date of issue aligns with your applicant’s birth date.

Important Note About This Service:

In the event that a social security number doesn’t trace, it does not automatically mean that the person is in this country illegally. In many instances, especially as it applies to younger people or those new to the country, but lawful residents, the lack of information can mean that the person has not established credit in their name.

It is a common misconception that a Social Security Trace is conducted through the Social Security Administration and can be used to determine a person’s legal status in this country. This assumption is incorrect as neither an employer, nor a screening provider is not eligible to query the Social Security Administration until the person becomes an employee. The E-Verify – Legal Residency Verification should be utilized to verify if the social security number is the candidate’s.