- Background Checks
Criminal, SS# verification, DMV, education, employment, references and more!
ADS offers a full line of comprehensive rapid-return background checks. However, some searches may take longer if there are records indicating that they have to be researched and confirmed. We can perform background checks over the phone, via fax, e-mail or at our location.
Here is a review from a long-time client:
I own an electrical contracting company. ADS has been awesome, they understand the need for a quick turn around and their customer service skills are awesome. Prior to finding ADS I was getting my background checks off the internet and they were not accurate and I was being charged by the page; you can imagine how happy I was to find ADS. ADS will run a national report and it is accurate. They will even take the time to help you understand the report if you have questions. Frankly speaking, ADS gets the job done right the first time and for a reasonable price.
Gail Miller, VP, Miller & Miller Electric, Raleigh
Here are brief descriptions of the various background checks we offer:
Nationwide Criminal (Rapid-Return):
The nationwide search is a powerful, virtually instant multi-jurisdictional search of state and county criminal records. This database is compiled from counties, Department of Corrections (DOC), Administration of the Court (AOC), and state sex offender registries from across the country. Also included in each search are national and international terrorism sources such as Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). This search includes the National Sex and Violent Offender Database, P.R.I.O.R.S. and the Foreign Nationals Database.
Statewide Criminal (Rapid-Return):
The statewide search is a rapid-return report of information from a specific states courts and agencies. Sources include Department of Corrections, Administration of the Court, county courts and sex offender registries, including the National Sex and Violent Offender Database.
This background check searches any U.S County, via the Clerk of Courts Office in the specific County responsible for the applicant's current and/or former residents and/or work addresses. This category searches felony and/or misdemeanor indexes (involving statutory offenses) for the past 7 years. Multiple names and/or addresses require separate searches. Results take longer than the rapid-return criminal searches but are more in-depth and detailed.
Sex Offender and Violent Sex Offender (Rapid-Return):
This is a search of state sex offender registries from across the country. This is included in the Nationwide Criminal and Statewide Criminal searches.
Social Security Address Trace (Rapid-Return):
This search provides insight into an applicant's residency and movement patterns by returning their full name, age and DOB (mm/yy), a complete address history, including dates and phone numbers at listed addresses. This search also confirms that the Social Security number is valid, the date it was issued and the state in which it was issued. As an additional barrier to identity theft, data is crosschecked through the Social Security Death Index, which is designed to prevent stealing of a deceased person's identity.
Motor Vehicle Report (Rapid-Return):
This category searches information compiled from an individual state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. These reports access 3-7 years of license data (depending on the state) and will include such information as license status, suspensions or revocations, moving violations, DUIs, point accumulation, chargeable accidents, court appearances and departmental actions. Motor Vehicle Report fees are subject to individual state charges. Therefore, this search incurs a search fee and a state fee.
This search involves contacting the school, college, university, or other educational institution or agency that granted the degree or certificate. The education verification report will include dates of attendance, degree, major or program, and graduation day, if applicable.
This search involves contacting the employer(s) to verify information reported by the employee on a job application or resume. This report will contain dates of employment, last position held and eligibility for rehire.
This search compares applicant information against a national registry database to confirm whether listed references are accurate.
We contact the personal and professional references provided by the applicant and ask questions pertaining to the reference's relationship with the applicant, length of time known, any joint work experiences, and overall character of the applicant.