SCREENING SERVICES CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER
REGISTRY CHECK
CREDIT HISTORY REPORTS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER VALIDATION EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION FORCIBLE ENTRY AND
DETAINER COMPLAINTS

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COUNTYWIDE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS A countywide criminal record search will provide details and the current disposition of any misdemeanor and felony conviction. Criminal records will be searched in the jurisdictions where the applicant currently resides, previous addresses and work address. We conduct an on-site visit to the respective county courthouse where an electronic docket search will be performed. The greater majority of our clients choose countywide criminal background searches because they are clearly the most accurate and timely way to obtain current criminal information. Price is per county and per name. *Access fees may apply in some counties.

Turnaround: Searches performed in most Illinois counties routinely receive a same day response, usually within a few hours from the time of the request. Response times for searches performed in other counties vary from 24 to 72 hours.

STATEWIDE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS Ferret is authorized to electronically submit Illinois statewide criminal record searches to the Bureau of Identification of the Illinois State Police. Misdemeanor and felony conviction information is available to us for employment screening and state required licensing. Searches performed in other states access various statewide databases for criminal history information. It is recommended that a county level search be performed to verify the accuracy of any criminal conviction discovered by this type of search.

Turnaround: Turnaround time is usually 24 to 72 hours, however lengthy delays can be caused when submitting a common name or if the applicant has a lengthy record.

NATIONAL CRIMINAL DATABASE SEARCH This service is offered in conjunction with county or state criminal record searches. It is a multi-jurisdictional database search and is best used as a mechanism to generate leads about where to conduct additional county or state searches, making it an excellent ancillary resource tool.

Turnaround: Same day.

FEDERAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS (DISTRICT) Federal cases tend to involve more serious crimes such as large drug cases, financial fraud, bank robbery, interstate crimes and kidnapping. Unlike searches performed at the county level, identifiers, such as dates of birth, are unavailable. This makes searches on common names extremely difficult, if not impossible. For this reason, we recommend that federal criminal background checks be performed whenever there is a large unexplained period of time in employment history.

Turnaround: Same day.

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NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CHECK This is a search of the national sex offender registry which includes individuals that have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor sex offense and are required to register in the state in which they reside.

Turnaround: Same day.

CREDIT HISTORY REPORTS We highly recommend credit history reports for employees that can affect your company financially. The applicant's personal financial history with their creditors will be provided through a major credit reporting agency. This report includes complete consumer credit activity detailing overdue or slow accounts, charge-offs, collections, suits, tax liens, judgments and bankruptcies. The entire credit report will be provided for review and retention.

Turnaround: Immediate

FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER COMPLAINTS This search is conducted by an on-site visit to the respective county courthouse. It will provide you with the date that the eviction proceedings commenced, the plaintiff's name, date possession was granted, and if a money judgment was obtained. Since a large percentage of Forcible Entry and Detainer Actions do not appear on credit reports, this is extremely valuable information for the residential property community.

Turnaround: 24 hours or less for local counties and 48 to 72 hours for most out of state counties.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER VALIDATION This service helps to verify the applicants are who they say they are and it validates the state and year of issuance. It may also provide you with previous address information and names not supplied by the applicant. This additional information can be extremely helpful in determining the proper jurisdictions to search for criminal records.

Turnaround: Immediate

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EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION Every attempt will be made to verify dates of employment, position attained, salary information, reason for leaving and eligibility for rehire. We also offer Employment Verification "Plus" which is a customized verification package. Pricing for "Plus" is dictated by the number of screening questions that you require.

Turnaround: Depends on the accessibility of the employer.

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