Checkr uses certain searches to help us generate other searches. These “pointer searches” serve an important purpose for comprehensive background checks: to search the most data sources possible.
Information from pointer searches might be from incomplete or outdated sources. You shouldn't use pointer search information to make final decisions about candidates and applicants. Pointer searches have a Complete, rather than a Clear or Review, outcome.
The searches below are pointer searches:
Social Security number (SSN) trace: An SSN trace verifies that an SSN exists and returns the information below:
- State of SSN issuance
- Year of SSN issuance
- All known names and addresses associated with the SSN
- National search: The results of a national search might trigger automatic searches in relevant counties. Depending on your package, Checkr might also add municipal searches. Checkr adds these searches to verify felony and misdemeanor records from the national search.
- State search: Searches happen for specific states in the candidate's address history.