Our traditional package starts with verifying the past addresses and an initial pre-screen search. We then search criminal records by County, State, Federal District or Metropolitan Area. We report any felony or misdemeanor records on all previous addresses within 7-10 years. Checking two to three past addresses would be typical. This package is used across many industries and is the most common.
Our executive package includes everything in the traditional package and we also include checking Federal Criminal and Bankruptcy records, Civil Records, and Driver’s License records for a very thorough background check. You can also add on reference checks, verification of past employment and education. Credit reporting can also be added (depending on location and state legislation).
Our tenant screening package is perfect for small to medium landlords. It starts with the same services as our traditional package with a SSN Address Verification, Pre-Screen search, and Criminal Records. We then include a bankruptcy search and a credit report. Packages can be tailored to specific landlord requirements. For instance we can also include employment verifications.
Ideal for charities, churches, and other non profit organizations, this package includes everything the traditional package does and includes a discount for your organization. We can also screen potential volunteers with this package. Not-for-profits must show necessary documentation for sales tax exemption and future discounts. Call us for more information.
Interested in scheduling out bi-annual or annual background checks? Diligent Data can work with your HR team to schedule background checks to continuously monitor current employees. To work within your budget, we can schedule the checks to be done in the anniversary month of an employee starting and can be coordinated with annual reviews. Continuous background checks are customizable, and a discount will apply if companies choose this option.
Below is a list of our most common searches for background checks. These searches can be completed either individually or in conjunction with one another. If you’re unsure on which background check options are the best for your organization, contact us today and we can customize a background check package specific to your organization’s needs and budget.
Criminal Record Checks in County Courts
Most of our searches are done in county courts where most serious criminal cases are tried. The counties to be searched will depend on where the candidate has lived or worked.
Criminal Record Checks Covering States or Regions
In some areas, we can access records of criminal cases that cover an entire state or region. We only utilize these sources when they are cost-effective and reliable.
Criminal Record Checks in the Federal District Courts
We recommend including this search in all cases as some drug and white collar crimes are heard in the federal courts and will not be detected in a county or statewide criminal search.
Civil Record Checks
These searches look for judgments, civil litigation, and liens against a candidate. They are particularly important for jobs involving finances. Bankruptcy records can also be searched when needed.
This is the most frequently fabricated item on resumes and is important to verify for jobs having specific educational qualifications. We can confirm degree, major, graduation year or current enrollment depending on your needs.
Employers are increasingly reluctant to provide references or verify past employment, however work history can usually be verified if you know who to call.
Address Verification/Identity Check
We check specialized database records to see where someone has lived. This information can be used to provide an objective basis to know where to check for criminal records and avoid being taken in by someone who leaves off a past address on their application.
In an effort to leave no stone unturned, we offer this national search that includes criminal, sex offender, terrorist and other records of interest. It covers a wide area, but is not all inclusive, so we only use it to tell us where we need to search more comprehensively.
Complete your background check by including a credit report so you can get a full view of the candidate. Credit checks can be done on most potential tenants and employees. Certain states do have legislation in place limiting financial information to employers. Email us for more information to see if you are able to add credit reporting to your background checks
Driver’s License Records
Driving records are available to be searched in many states. They should be checked when a candidate might drive while on the job or there is a need to screen for DWI convictions.
Criminal and other searches can be done in many countries, but the cost and quality of those searches vary widely. We can provide the guidance necessary to make informed decisions about the value of searching in other countries. We frequently do searches in Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico.
We can provide a variety of additional searches including professional licensing, industry specific searches, newspaper searches, land records, mortgage/ assignment search, Office of Inspector General (OIG) sanctions list, locate searches, etc. Call for more information.
Restrictions on Background Searches (our disclaimer)
All information provided is a matter of public record or from a proprietary database and will be retrieved from specific sources indicated by the client or known by Diligent Data Services LLC to be generally reliable. These are fallible electronic and human sources, however, and there can be absolutely no warranty expressed or implied as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, nor the fitness for the purpose of the recipient, of such records or reports. Information provided may indeed be limited or may not be totally current. None of the above declaimers are meant to supersede any governing laws and/or pertinent regulations. Diligent Data Services LLC and its principals cannot be held liable for the report information if at some time in the future the report proves to be erroneous. Client agrees to hold Diligent Data Services LLC and its principals harmless from any erroneous information provided on the report and said client agrees to these terms when making the request. Search results may only be used for client’s internal purposes and may not be published, reproduced, or redistributed. Client assumes full responsibility for adherence to all laws applicable to using search results and agrees to hold Diligent Data Services LLC harmless for any violation of laws committed by Client in connection with the use of any information provided. Diligent Data Services LLC is not a Private Investigation Agency and the principals of Diligent Data Services LLC are not Private Investigators and do not provide services, such as personal interviews and behavioral observations, normally performed by Private Investigators.