Record matching is the process, and standard, we follow to ensure maximal possible accuracy to ensure that Checkr does not over, or under, report criminal records.
In order for a criminal record to be reported, there must be at least two pieces of matching Personally Identifying Information. For common names, and other cases, that threshold may be higher.
Social Security numbers are usually not available on public access to match records. Keep in mind that many name combinations are rather common, so there’s a likelihood that different individuals may have the same identifying information. Applicants always have the right to dispute the accuracy of their report if any potential discrepancies arise.