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Identity Verification: The Misconception That Background Checks Confirm Identity

Although it is an important piece to any background screening process, not all background checks include identity verification. Without this critical step, an organization is vulnerable to becoming a victim of identity fraud, which, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FCC), was the most commonly reported type of fraud in 2019. Using a social security number (SSN) to confirm identity offers several benefits, including more accurate results, an expanded name search, and follow-up on limited results, while the risks of not confirming identity include: wasting time on a background check for the wrong person, a poor candidate experience, reduced likelihood of complete verifications, needless adverse action, and reputational damage. A few steps to build identity verification into the background screening program are: collecting complete candidate data, including an SSN trace in the background screening program, and working with a trusted background screening partner.


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