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Types of Background Checks
Consumer Report: A background check is classified as a consumer report if the purpose of the background check is to serve as a factor in eligibility for credit, insurance, employment or any other purpose authorized under Section 604 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This type of background check can only be obtained with the authorized consent of the person who is the subject of the investigation and therefore can contain both public and non-public information such as criminal records, credit report, driving record and various verifications of previous employment, education, certifications, etc.
Non-Consumer Report: If a background check is not going to be used for the purposes listed above, it is not a consumer report, does not need the consent of the subject, and is mostly limited to public record information. With few exceptions, this means criminal records, which can be obtained by visiting your local courthouse.
How do I know your reports are accurate?
Nevada Backgrounds is not simply another on-line instant background check service which promises a complete criminal history for a few dollars by using incomplete and often inaccurate databases. We are licensed by the State of Nevada Private Investigations Licensing Board (PILB). Our researchers obtain criminal history directly from county courts, federal courts, and government record systems. In Nevada, Nevada Backgrounds accesses the State of Nevada Department of Public safety Civil Name Check (CNC) system to check for criminal records. Nevada Backgrounds is fully compliant with FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) regulations governing the preparation of background checks and the protection of applicant personal information.
How long does a background check take?
Most background checks involving applicants who have only resided in Nevada during the past seven years can be completed in one day if no criminal records are found. If records are found, or if address history is found outside of Nevada that must be researched, average completion times range from 1 to 3 business days.
What services should I order in a background check?
Civil court case history has established that an employer has a duty and obligation to conduct a background check to protect their customers as well as their own employees from crimes of violence, theft, and sex related offenses. Employers typically order a social security number address history trace, then check court records in each county of residence discovered during the past seven years. As an additional layer of protection, most Nevada Backgrounds clients order a Nationwide Database of Criminal records search which covers all 50 states. This search is helpful in discovering offenses an applicant may have committed that were not in his counties of residence. Records found in the database search are normally confirmed with a direct county court search.
How do I begin using your services?
Complete a "User Agreement" and fax (775-827-0999) or scan and e-mail to email@example.com. The user agreement does not commit you to any order or financial minimums, simply use our services as you need. Once your user agreement is approved, we will send you login instructions and passwords to order background checks via our secure website. If you desire to order employment or tenant credit reports, FCRA regulations require that Nevada Backgrounds conduct an on-site business inspection to verify your information.
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