Tenant Screening: Affordable, Fast Results, Easy-To-Use
Tenant Screening Matrix
All SafeGuard services are customized to meet the specific needs of each and every client. This matrix represents a recommended approach to conducting your criminal research. All services can be customized for your organization's specific needs.
|Recommended Research Levels||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4|
|Social Security Verification,
Trace, and Address History
|Tenant Credit Report|
|SuperSearch - Comprehensive
National Criminal Database
|National Eviction Database|
|Landlord/ Reference Checks|
Social Security Verification and Past Address History
The SSN Trace and Address History is a powerful verification tool to help pinpoint and narrow the scope of jurisdictions in which to conduct an FCRA investigation. This report searches a database of collected information from thousands of proprietary sources. The SSN Trace and Address History matches addresses, counties and SSNs to names. Searches that result from a positive name and SSN match will provide the names and locations associated with that SSN. This may include some alternative name matches.
By examining inconsistencies in the application you can also confirm if the subject did not report a relocation to avoid unfavorable background history at a previous location. Moreover, this search will help to ensure that your ongoing criminal research will be based on accurate information. An inaccurate or false social security number or date of birth can lead to inaccurate results in your criminal research.
Criminal Database Records
Instant criminal database searches provide a powerful and inexpensive way to widen the scope of an existing background investigation. Since no database search guarantees that it will find every criminal record, SafeGuard recommends that you use these reports as a supplement to more in-depth searches such as Criminal Court Records searches.
SuperSearch (Comprehensive National Criminal Database Search) -Turn around: Instant
As a supplement to Criminal Court Records searches, we recommend conducting a Comprehensive National Criminal Database Search or “SuperSearch”. Studies demonstrate that serial criminals often commit crimes outside of the jurisdiction where they reside. Since it would be cost prohibitive to conduct physical searches in every neighboring County or State, our Comprehensive National Criminal Database Search provides a cost effective resource to cast a “wider net”.
The SuperSearch provides instant access to the largest criminal database search available in the market today. It combines three major nationwide databases to offer over 900 million criminal records from every state in the country – all available in a single instant search. You can order a SuperSearch just like you order any other search through the simple SafeGuard online ordering system (portal).
Some of the sources include:
• Nationwide registered sex offenders in 50 states plus District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico;
• Numerous national and international security and terrorism sources checked (OFAC, Interpol, etc);
• Criminal records in all 50 states (including jurisdictions and sources);
• Fugitive lists covering 50 states and Washington, DC, Guam, & Puerto Rico;
• Results may include description of criminal charges, disposition, and sentence information;
SafeGuard is the leader in reference verifications, and offers businesses a rapid and affordable person-to-person information gathering service.
SafeGuard performs all domestic verifications exclusively from professional interviewers right here in the United States—nothing is off-shored beyond U.S. privacy laws. SafeGuard does not take short cuts that compromise privacy and security as do firms that send personal data into the homes of at-home operator.
Employment Verification for Landlords- Turnaround: 24 – 72 hours
Our specialists will contact the applicant’s prior or current employers and conduct a phone interview to verify the applicant’s previous or current employment: start date, end date, title, salary and eligibility for rehire. Important when determining the accuracy of applicant’s application and their experience.* Signed Release may be required.
Landlord Verification- Turnaround: 24 – 72 hours
Our specialist are trained verify all information submitted as well as ask pertinent questions to identify any hidden issues.
Personal/ Professional Reference Verification - Turnaround: 24 – 72 hours
Our specialists are trained verify all information submitted as well as ask pertinent questions to identify any hidden issues.
Credit Bureau Services
Tenant Credit Report -Turnaround: Instant
Credit reports include address and employment history, social security fraud and public records search, along with a financial summary. Public records can include bankruptcies, liens, judgments and collections. This credit report is available with or without FICO score.
National Eviction Report
This search provides a database search where eviction records are available. Results returned will typically provide plaintiff and defendant information and date of case. Based on the first and last name, date of birth, and Social Security Number, it returns all matching records.