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Criminal Background Checks with Authenticate®

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Enhance Business Security with Authenticate®’s Superior Criminal Background Checks

Authenticate® stands out as an industry leader by delivering instant and comprehensive background reports. Our platform provides detailed assessments including indicators of past criminal records, a seven-year history of criminal activities, global watchlist indicators, and checks at both county and federal levels. This thorough and accurate approach ensures that businesses can access reliable information to make informed decisions swiftly, with an average report turnaround time of less than 24 hours.

With our platform, businesses can trust in the reliability and integrity of the data obtained, allowing them to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards. Furthermore, our platform's user-friendly interface and streamlined processes make it the preferred choice for businesses seeking reliable identity verification solutions.

What are Criminal Background Checks?

Authenticate® offers multiple solutions for criminal background checks, which are vital for businesses to verify the trustworthiness and integrity of potential users, tenants, or business partners. This service accesses multiple databases to retrieve instant reports detailing individuals' criminal history, including the type and nature of crimes committed. These checks are crucial for companies looking to mitigate risks linked with associating with individuals with criminal backgrounds, helping to protect their reputation and assets.

Prerequisite for Criminal Background Checks:

Before initiating any criminal checks, a user must complete identity verification. Authenticate® accepts one or more of the following methods for this purpose:

  • Verification Quiz: A knowledge-based authentication quiz tailored to the user.
  • Government-Issued Photo ID Verification: Confirmation of identity through a government-issued ID.
  • Bank Account Ownership Verification: Verification confirms that the user owns the bank account.

In addition to these verification methods, users in the United States must pass an Authoritative Database Check to qualify for further criminal record searches.

Accessing Criminal Record Indicators

Users can access the Criminal Record Indicator upon successful identity verification and an Authoritative Database check. This tool is available at no additional cost and indicates whether the individual has any past criminal activity linked to their identity.

Detailed Criminal Record Searches

For more in-depth background checks, Authenticate® offers several detailed search options, which can be initiated via APIs or through the portal:

  • 7-Year Criminal Activity Search: Review the individual's criminal history over the past seven years.
  • County Criminal Search: Provides criminal records at the county level.
  • County Civil Search: Accesses civil litigation records at the county level.
  • Federal Criminal Search: Searches for criminal records held in federal courts.
  • Federal Civil Search: Examines civil actions and litigation within federal courts.
  • Global Watchlist Report: Searches for criminal records on global watchlists (FBI Most Wanted, OFAC, etc.)

These services enable users to make well-informed decisions by accessing the most current and relevant court records.

Initiating a Search

Users can utilize Authenticate®’s API or navigate the user-friendly portal (No Code Solution) to initiate any of the above searches. Each search option is designed to meet different levels of scrutiny required by various compliance and regulatory needs.

This step-by-step approach ensures that our users can efficiently conduct identity verifications and criminal checks, adhering to regulatory standards and maintaining high security and accuracy in screenings.

For any assistance with using Authenticate® services or for more information on initiating searches, refer to the detailed user guides available on the Authenticate® portal or contact our support team.


Disclaimer: It is important to note that this report does not constitute a "consumer report" as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Therefore, it cannot be used to determine eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, or other purposes permitted under the FCRA.