Argus offers a variety of professional background searches that will help ensure that your applicant is exactly who they say they are. You can never be too safe when it comes to your business, so let Argus do the investigation for you.
Basic SSN search returns Name, Age, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, Current Address, Phone, Historical Addresses, Aliases, and Date of Death (if applicable). Data found in over 100 databases. This search helps to validate resume' information. When using the People/SSN Search, it is best to enter just a social security number for maximum results. Delivers immediate results.
Criminal Rapsheets Plus (instant)
Offers instant results on a search against approximately 200 million criminal records, The number of criminal records contained in the database varies from state to state. Criminal Rapsheets Plus is a search against all repositories in the database.This report also validates the SSN of the applicant.
50 State Nationwide Criminal Database empowers you to search instant criminal records consisting of over 500 million records in 50 states simultaneously, including Statewide Repositories, Local County Courts, Department of Corrections, Sex Offender Registries in 49 states, Administration of Courts records. This database also includes INTERPOL, Most Wanted Fugitive List, Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), OFAC Blocked List, and P.R.I.O.R.S., Denied Person(s) List. (Please understand, as with any database search, it may not represent 100% coverage of all the criminal records in the jurisdictions.
Utilizes the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to search for active, extraditable wants and warrants issued Nationwide, as well as outstanding County warrants that have been elevated to the National level. Coverage: All 50 states plus DC. Allow 24 hours turnaround.
Search crimes and offenses that are comparable to Felonies through our global search network.
National Sex Offender (Database)
Search 49 state's sex offender registries. Currently, pictures of offenders are listed in 43 of the 49 states.
Review an Employer, Employment Dates, and Salary.
Research school, attendance dates, and, in most cases, grade point average.
Coverage: All 50 states plus DC.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. OFAC maintains a watch list of specially designated nationals. A check can be made against this watch list to confirm or deny that an applicant's name appears there.
Searches US Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Office of Inspector General's database for individuals and businesses excluded or sanctioned from participating in Medicare, Medicaid, or other Federally funded programs. This search is vital for healthcare industries.
Please visit our Manual Searches page for DMV details.
5 Panel Drug Testing
Drugs that can be detected by a 5 panel drug screen can include the hallucinogenic drug PCP, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines/amphetamines and opiates. This drug screen is the most commonly used for regular workplace drug screens. 5 panel drug screens are usually tested with urine samples, saliva and, in some cases, blood tests. They will either be in the form of test strips or cups with lids to hold the urine or saliva.
10 Panel Drug Test
The 10-panel drug test is so named for the 10 common drugs it targets: marijuana,
FCRA Hiring Info:
The Federal FCRA guidelines allow you to make hiring decisions on criminal conviction information going beyond seven years. However, state FCRA laws in California, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Nevada restrict employers to only using the last seven years of criminal record information for hiring decisions.
The following states allow an employer to consider a period longer than seven years if the subject earns or is expected to earn a particular threshold amount:
Colorado: $75K income exception