BCG SmartCheck Identity Development Searches Call 855.696.1122 to talk with a SmartCheck Associate or Click Here to send an email

These searches are used to build a historical profile of the reported identity of the individual. They are performed on national databases and are FCRA compliant.

Social Security/Address Trace Report: Provides insight into the applicant's residency and movement patterns by returning full name, age and date of birth, which gives a complete address history (may also contain dates and phone numbers at listed addresses). As an additional barrier to identity theft, data is crosschecked through the Social Security Death Index, which is designed to prevent stealing of a deceased person's identity.

I-9/E-Verify Program: All U.S. employers are required to complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification for each employee hired in the United States to comply with employment eligibility verification responsibilities. Failure to comply can cost even small businesses thousands of dollars in fines.

This provides a user-friendly and mistake-proof way to comply with form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification and E-Verify regulations. This software program enables the paper-free preparation, signing, management, auditing and virtual storage of all your Form I-9 records. The search fully integrates with the Department Of Homeland Security E-Verify System, to automatically submit employee data and receive real-time responses.


BCG SmartCheck Criminal Record Searches Call 855.696.1122 to talk with a SmartCheck Associate or Click Here to send an email

These searches are used to determine if an applicant/employee has a felony, misdemeanor and in some instances, an infraction/ violation filed within the last seven years (longer if records are available and are reportable per the FCRA). The currency and completeness of findings vary by the jurisdiction/level researched.

Nationwide Criminal/Sex Offender Search: A powerfully comprehensive multi-jurisdictional search of national databases of criminal arrests that have dispositions (including pending decisions etc). These include infractions/violations, misdemeanors, and felonies. This also searches national databases of sex offender registries from public state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions.

Nationwide Sex Offender Search: A comprehensive search of national databases of sex offender registries from public state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions. Similar to, but much narrower in focus than, the Nationwide Criminal/Sex Offender Search listed above.

Federal Criminal Search: This is a search of federal criminal filings/convictions. Available from over 90 jurisdictions throughout the US. Broadly, federal crimes include any crime against the functions of a federal agency; crimes that cross state lines; crimes that violate both federal and state legislation; as well as crimes that may not fall under state or local laws.

Unlimited County Criminal Search: This is an all-inclusive series of searches performed by investigators who personally research the records at all of the county offices in which the applicant has a record of residence, the data is current as of the same day. This search builds on the Social Security/Address Trace and all counties found as residences in the prior 7 (or 10) years are included in the search. Completed reports consist of only FCRA reportable information; information may include dates of arrest and filing, charges, level of charges, disposition date, and final disposition of charges and any applicable sentence or penalty.

Single-State Criminal Search: Searches criminal filings/records from an individual state or commonwealth. Completed reports consist of only FCRA reportable information. Similar to, but much narrower than, the Unlimited County Criminal Search listed above.

Global Watchlist Search: Searches global databases to identify individuals linked to terrorism or appearing on various government watch and sanction lists. Results include information from US Agencies (including the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) as well as criminal and civil databases of other countries, institutions and international law enforcement agencies.

International Criminal Search: Searches are performed by investigators in the designated country, accessing a range of judicial and law enforcement environments. Search is performed based on name and date of birth. Searches are monitored to comply with each country's changing restrictions and requirements.


BCG SmartCheck Civil Record Searches Call 855.696.1122 to talk with a SmartCheck Associate or Click Here to send an email

These searches are used to determine if an applicant/employee has non-criminal suits filed by individuals or corporations, such as product-liability suits, liens for non-performance, local civil-rights violations, judgments for nonpayment of goods, and litigation related to fraud, delinquency, discrimination, malfeasance, divorce, marriage, or child custody.

County Civil Court (Lower or Upper Courts) Search: A wide-ranging multi-jurisdictional search of national databases of civil filings. Most states divide its lower and upper courts based on the monetary amount of the claim.

While this type of background search is frequently skipped, it sheds significant light on an individual's non-criminal legal history that may be indicative of potential adverse tendencies.


BCG SmartCheck Verifications Call 855.696.1122 to talk with a SmartCheck Associate or Click Here to send an email

These verifications are performed by experienced specialists and, with the exception of the Expanded Reference Verification, are focused on the information that was supplied by the applicant/employee during the Authorization/Disclosure process.

Education Verification: A verification specialist will contact each listed school, college, university, or other educational institution or agency that granted the degree or certificate. The Education Verification Report flags known diploma mills and may include dates of attendance, degree, major or program, and graduation date, if applicable.

Employment Verification: A verification specialist will contact each employer to verify employment information listed by the applicant. Depending on the called company's policies, the report may contain dates of employment, last position held and eligibility for rehire.

Professional License Verification: Verification of a variety of government-issued professional licenses (nurses, doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, insurance agents, accountants, architects and many others). Confirms with the state or federal issuing authority of the applicant's license, certification or credentials, the date of issue, expiration date and status.

Professional Reference Verification: A verification specialist will contact each professional reference provided by the applicant. They will ask questions pertaining to the reference's relationship with the applicant, length of time known, any joint work experiences, and overall character of the applicant.

Expanded Reference Verification: A detailed Reference Check will be developed with the client based on the needs of the client/position. This intensive search is typically requested for senior executives, attorneys, and medical professionals. After standard screens are completed and high level digital media searches are performed, selective personal and professional references are checked by a verification specialist through contact with each reference (including a 15-20 minute interview).

MedEx - Complete Professional National Verification: The MedEx - Complete report provides background data on individuals in the healthcare industry and meets the requirements for screening by the Office of Inspector General's Compliance Program. Information is obtained from five federal sources. Searches the background data on an individual healthcare professional (doctors, nurses, therapists, technicians and others); retrieves data from the above-referenced federal sources, and state agencies across the 50 states to reveal any sanctions and/or violations and whether disciplinary action was taken on that individual. If adverse actions are found, the search reports the following information (if available): action, description, authority and date.

International Education Verification: A verification specialist will contact the internationally situated school, college, university, or other educational institution or agency that granted the degree or certificate. The education verification report may include dates of attendance, degree, major or program, and graduation date, if applicable.

International Employment Verification: An employment verification specialist will contact each internationally situated employer to verify information reported by the applicant. The report generally contains dates of employment, last position held and eligibility for rehire.


BCG SmartCheck Driver Records Searches Call 855.696.1122 to talk with a SmartCheck Associate or Click Here to send an email

Consumer (non-commercial) searches are performed on individual state(s) depending on the residential addresses provided by the subject. Commercial Driver's License information is reported on a nationwide basis.

Motor Vehicle Report Search: Searches information compiled from a designated state's department of motor vehicles database and may or may not include information from other states (some states share violations with home state). When appropriate multiple state searches can be performed. Information provided, time frames reported, and Disclosure & Release requirements vary from state to state. Reports may include such information as license status, suspensions and revocations, moving violations, DUIs, point accumulation, chargeable accidents, court appearances and departmental actions.

Commercial Driver's License Information System Search: Searches the database maintained by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators to ensure single license issuance nationwide. Enables employers to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FCMSA) requirements and helps eliminate a candidate who doesn't hold a valid commercial driver's license. This search provides name, DOB, SSN match, AKA information, present jurisdictional state and license number and up to three previously held CDL numbers. CDLIS Reports only reflect violations under CDL licenses and do not include any violations incurred with a personal license.


BCG SmartCheck Employment Credit Reports Call 855.696.1122 to talk with a SmartCheck Associate or Click Here to send an email

These searches are performed through TransUnion and should be used with deliberation and discretion. A pre-authorization site inspection and resultant report is required for all Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies. The client is given a copy of the Site Inspection report for their records.

Employment Credit Report: Accesses the applicant's credit history, including identifying information, public records, outstanding debt, payment history, loans and mortgages, late payments and defaults, and credit inquiries.


For more information, or to schedule a conversation, call Ben Ventresca, Managing Partner of Brandywine Consulting at 610.696.1905


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