Identity Verification and Validation

Identity theft is rampant

Know that your new hire is who they say they are.

Can You Spot the Felon?

One or more of these people is a perpetrator of Identity Theft, and has entered
into the interview process under someone else's identity.

Unfortunately, criminals don't necessarily look like criminals...they look like everyone else. NationSearch has tools and services, in addition to criminal searches, that are in place to assist in Identity Verification, Validation and Fraud Prevention.  


Criminals look like everyone else.

Knowing who you are hiring is crucial to the health and well being of your company and employees.

Being informed assists you in making better hiring decisions.

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Consent Based Social Verification (CBSV)

A successful hire starts with a valid Social Security number. The Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV) is a search of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) database to confirm that the information obtained from an applicant matches the information held in SSA records (name, address, date of birth, etc.).

Approximately one-third of E-Verify post-hire rejections are due to SSN name and number mismatches.  The CBSV is a great pre-hire verification.

Process Details:

  • Requires consent from the SSN holder.
  • Verifies that the SSN holder’s name, date of birth, and SSN matches the SSA’s records.
  • Returns a match verification of “yes” or “no”.
  • Returns a "death indicator" if the SSN is found to be that of a deceased individual.
  • CBSV is not a verification of identity, citizenship or employment eligibility.
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Social Security Number/Address History Trace

The Social Security Number (SSN)/Address Trace is a valuable tool when used in conjunction with a background screening. The SSN/Address Trace pulls vital information from the Credit Bureaus and various other aggregate sources.

The information culled consists of:

  • Names and Aliases used (including maiden names, nicknames, etc.)
  • Date of birth
  • Current and past address history
  • The investigation begins with the counties/states where the applicant has worked, lived, and applied for credit.

Note: A SSN/Address Trace is not a verification/guarantee that the Social Security Number belongs to the individual being screened.  


E-Verify is a United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees, both U.S. and foreign citizens, to work in the United States, and is currently the best means available to electronically confirm employment eligibility.

E-Verify is voluntary for most employers:

  • An I-9 Form (Employment Eligibility Verification) is required to begin the E-Verify process.
  • Verifies the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees.
  • Electronically matches information provided on the I-9 Form against the SSA/DHS records and returns a result.
  • Employers have 3 days after a person has started the job to enter the I-9 Form into the E-Verify system, if participating.

Approximately one-third of E-Verify post-hire rejections are due to SSN name and number mismatches.

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I-9 Form

Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of all individuals hired for employment in the United States.  Includes both citizens and non-citizens.

Employee obligations:

  • Attest to his or her employment authorization
  • Supply supporting documents:

- Evidence of identity

- Evidence of employment authorization

Employer obligations:

  • Examine the supporting documents provided by the employee

- Determine if they appear to be genuine

- Determine if they relate to the employee who provided them

- Record the document information on the I-9

- Retain the form for inspection upon authorized request

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