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Worldwide Resources, Inc.

Background Investigations

What you don’t know CAN hurt you! The majority of frauds reported against businesses, about 64%, are committed by employees. Small businesses can be particularly vulnerable.

Landlords face similar situations as businesses. Landlords need to know who they are leasing to before it is too late. As a business owner or landlord, a thorough background check is worth its weight in gold.

Background Investigation Steps

Step 1

A standalone disclosure document must be provided to the consumer, signed by the consumer, and returned to the organization PRIOR to conducting a background check.

Step 2

An Acknowledgement and Authorization document must be provided to the consumer, signed by the consumer, and returned to the organization PRIOR to conducting a background check. The Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Remedying the Effects of Identity Theft documents should be given to the consumer along with necessary state-required notices and disclosures (if applicable). period.

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Step 3

Contact Worldwide Resources, Inc. to initiate the background check.

Step 4

Pre-adverse action notification is required if the consumer will not be hired; will be demoted; is not eligible for a promotion; is terminated; etc. (not an all-inclusive list) based, in whole or in part, on information contained in a consumer report. The pre-adverse action letter and supporting documents must be given to the consumer prior to taking adverse action against the consumer.

Provide the consumer with a pre-adverse action letter, A Summary of Rights Under the FCRA, Remedying the Effects of Identity Theft, a copy of the consumer report that contains the potentially adverse information, and all necessary state-required notices and disclosures (if applicable).

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Step 5

After sending a pre-adverse action notification, an organization must wait a “reasonable period” of time to allow a consumer to dispute the information in his/her report prior to the organization taking adverse action based on the report.

The FCRA does not state what constitutes a “reasonable period” of time. Due to varying state laws and FTC opinion, Validity recommends waiting 5 business days (taking into account mailing time). The waiting period is to give the consumer an opportunity to identify errors, inaccuracies, and/or otherwise respond to the information contained in the report. Consider, on a case-by-case basis, those extenuating circumstances that would justify less time or require providing an individual with additional time.

Step 6

The final step in the adverse action process. Required by law to provide an adverse action notification to the consumer prior to taking any adverse action, based in whole or in part, on information contained in a consumer report. For use ONLY after satisfying the pre-adverse action requirements AND waiting period.

Business & Landlord Services

Searches Available

  • Federal, State or County Criminal Court Records
  • State Sex Offender Records
  • Department of Corrections
  • Federal & State Tax Liens
  • Motor Vehicle Driving Records*
  • Social Security Number Verification
  • Address Verification
  • Professional License Verification
  • Education Verification*
  • Employment Verification*
  • Federal Bankruptcy
  • Federal & State Civil Litigation
  • Credit Bureau*
  • Reference Interviews
  • Personality Profiling
  • Drug Screening

Other Investigative Services
For Businesses

  • Suspected Theft or Embezzlement
  • Sexual Harassment Investigations
  • Workers Compensation Claims
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Litigation Defense
  • Due Diligence for Mergers or Acquisitions

*Background request requires authorization and photo id.

Additional Services

OmniSearch

Your source for the most comprehensive criminal history available to employers
Worldwide Resources, Inc.has designed a criminal history screening service that represents Best in Class content. With complete comprehension of the country’s criminal court process and its limitations, we were the first in the industry to create a single service, which is inclusive of a seven-year history of your applicant – not a snapshot of activity in his current residential jurisdiction. **Includes Address History

Address History

The Address History provides a name and address search based upon the Social Security Number and the first and last name. The report returns all names, including previously used surnames, and the addresses associated with the provided SSN. The Worldwide Resources, Inc.of the SSN along with the state and year of issue are provided. The SSN is also cross-checked against the Social Security Administration’s Master Death Index to ensure that the number was not reported as that of a deceased individual. **Included in all Omni packages

International Criminal Searches

Worldwide Resources, Inc.can conduct international criminal history searches in 180 nations. We identify those criminal records which are equivalent to a felony conviction or that are legally publicly accessible.

Employment Verifications

Employment verifications help determine the Worldwide Resources, Inc.of information reported on an application or resume. Again, Worldwide Resources, Inc.goes directly to the source, contacting the human resources person at each employer.

Education Verifications

Education verifications confirm claimed academic degrees. To obtain this information, we contact the institution’s registrar’s office.

International Employment and Education Verifications

Worldwide Resources, Inc.will verify your applicant’s education and employment around the world in 280 countries. We confirm the dates of attendance and the degree attained.

Credential Verifications

Whether it is a license to practice dentistry or accounting, Worldwide Resources, Inc.verifies your applicant’s reported professional licenses and obtains information regarding any complaints and/or disciplinary actions taken against the licensee.

Professional Reference

Worldwide Resources, Inc.will obtain a professional reference from a noted supervisor or co-worker. We ask standard questions in this search to achieve a comprehensive summary.

Personal Reference

Worldwide Resources, Inc.will obtain a professional reference from a noted supervisor or co-worker. We ask standard questions in this search to achieve a comprehensive summary.

DOT Verifications

In accordance with regulations of the Department of Transportation (49 CFR Part 40), we will contact the driver’s former employer and request information concerning the named driver’s past drug and alcohol test results, including refusals to be tested. 

Driving Records

Driving records are available for a search term of three years in all 50 states. Record information is accessed directly from the requested state’s department of motor vehicles or department of revenue. In accordance with the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, Worldwide Resources, Inc. extracts all identifying information, such as date of birth and address from the driving history report.

E-Verify

E-Verify is an on-line system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). The system allows employers to easily and efficiently check the work status of new hires on-line by comparing information from an employee’s I-9 form against SSA and DHS databases. As a certified DHS designated agent, Worldwide Resources, Inc.will perform the I-9 verifications on behalf of your organization.

GlobalScreen

The GlobalScreen™ Patriot Act Name Search includes U.S. and foreign sanctions and watch lists.

Credit Reporting

Credit reports are ideal for determining if an individual is suitable for positions dealing directly with company funds or positions that have accesses to confidential information, such as credit card numbers or are issued a company expense account credit card.

Multi-State Sex Offender Registry

These searches are conducted at the state level in all available states, the District of Columbia, four U.S. Territories and 25+ Indian Tribes. Registries contain registered violent and sexual offenders with conviction records.

Drug Testing

Worldwide Resources, Inc.now offers integrated drug testing administration within the iDsource platform via Web CCF. Electronic processing of Custody and Control Forms (CCF) allows you to streamline your drug testing by utilizing a single ordering dashboard.

County Civil Searches

This service provides information from the county courthouse on a per-name basis. Information provided by the court is based on the person’s name only. Unlike criminal cases, civil actions generally require no personal identifiers at the time of filing. All details relating to the identity of either party will be provided.

Federal Civil Searches

We conduct federal civil searches at the various federal courts in each state. Information provided by the court is based on the person’s name only.

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