Preventing duplicate candidates
Checkr checks for duplicate Social Security numbers (SSNs) and driver’s licenses to help protect against the risk of different candidates using the same information.
Duplicate Social Security numbers (SSNs)
The default setting is that, for any one candidate SSN, that SSN cannot be reused for 30 days. For example, if a candidate submits an SSN ending in --0000 on January 1, 2023, and submits again on January 15, 2023, using the same SSN ending -0000, the duplicate use within 30 days will be blocked.
There are circumstances where you may want to allow a duplicate SSN to go through within 30 days. If so, the SSN blocker must be manually disabled by the Checkr team. Once disabled, up to two (2) candidate records with the same SSN can be created within a 24-hour period. Contact Checkr Customer Support to disable or re-enable the SSN blocker.
If the SSN blocker is enabled, the customer is restricted to creating only a single candidate with that SSN within a 30-day period. If the blocker has been disabled, the customer can create up to two (2) candidates with that SSN within a 24-hour period, and the 30-day period does not apply.
Duplicate driver’s license
No more than two candidates with the same driver’s license can be created within a 24-hour period. This will remain true regardless of whether or not the SSN blocker has been disabled.
Preventing duplicate reports
Just as Checkr protects against duplicate candidates in the system, we also protect against duplicate reports being generated.
Once a candidate object or profile is created within Checkr, no more than three reports can be requested for the candidate within a 24-hour period.