Re-Verification of National Criminal Database Records
Most background screening companies charge $12 to $14 to re-verify positive records from the national database. Protect My Ministry does this for you you at no additional cost*.
To be proactive, prior to sending national background results to our clients, we verify the accuracy of the information by thoroughly reviewing every positive record “hit” returned from the national criminal & sex offender database. These records are “frozen” for further investigation at the county courthouse. Be wary of any background check service offering you instant results, unless there is a proactive re-verification process as well.
*Mandatory state, court or jurisdictional fees may apply.
See our proprietary re-verification process described below:
Records are first validated based on whether or not they positively match the applicant’s identity. This will prevent you from getting “false positives,” which can happen when doing national database searches. Protect My Ministry will conduct further due diligence by filtering out un-reportable records (e.g. parking tickets). Clearing out un-reportable records before sending results is the best way to protect the applicant’s rights and is required by the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA). A final report from Protect My Ministry will include the following:
- Case numbers
- File Dates
- Complete description of charges
- Sentencing information
- Disposition and dates
- Cases with multiple charges will be fully explained
There are many great background screening companies around the country, but there are many who are either not in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA, the federal law intended to protect individuals from bad background checks), or are so cavalier with their quality that they routinely misreport negative information. This is bad for job seekers, volunteers, employers, and the background screening industry.
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