Why do I need to provide a SSN for the individual being searched?

The Social Security Number address trace utilizes the credit bureaus information to find past and present addresses associated with the applicant as well as nicknames, maiden names, and other aliases. this information is used by the screening provider to determine where the searches should be focused. Additionally, this allows the screening provider to validate whether the applicant provided an SSN that is real and was issued after the date of birth the applicant provided.