Criminal background screening can be a difficult topic to understand and cause some confusion. The Freedom of Information Act butts up against the Privacy Act leaving landlords and employers throwing their hands up in the air with frustration! Western Reporting has highly trained customer service representatives on staff Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to answer any and all questions you may have about criminal coverage, jurisdictions, criminal charges, or adverse action. Let us help you make a fully informed decision regarding your applicant.
As a property manager or landlord, your profits depend on the quality of your tenants. The landlords and communities that use Western Reporting for tenant screening report the highest rates of retention and the lowest rates of turnover in their respective markets!
*Credit Reporting Services
A credit report is one of the most important screening tools available. A signed release form must be obtained from the applicant in order to pull a credit report. A credit report contains valuable pedigree information such as name, social security number, address history and also known as (AKA) names. Liens, judgments, and bankruptcy information is provided as well as credit accounts including balances, credit limits, open and close dates, amounts past due and inquiries from entities considering extending credit to the applicant. Credit reports should be used to determine financial responsibility, debt load and payment history. Western Reporting recognizes the need for fast accurate financial information regarding potential applicants. We can provide credit information instantly online 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our credit reports are complete and comprehensive from Trans Union or Equifax including:
Credit Score (not provided for pre-employment reports) Credit Payment History Public Record History Litigation and Judgment History Credit Inquiry History Debt Summary Fraud Scan Reported Employment Reported Address History AKA (also known as) history
Avoid class action lawsuits by screening potential employees thoroughly. As an employer you may be held liable for injuries, misconduct or damages caused by someone employed by you. Western Reporting provides Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliant direct court searches as well as national database criminal searches including National Sex Offender Registry and Federal Watch List information. Department of Motor Vehicle Reports (DMV), Workman's Compensation Reports, Education Verification, Employment Verification, I-9 Verification, and Drug Testing are also available.
*Individual Background Screening Services
While you need a signed authorization to pull a credit report, there is a lot of information accessible without a signature. With our popular public records search for individual background screening services, you are able to investigate a contractor’s background, pre-screen a nanny, check out a home health care worker, a child’s coach or an online date. Get instant background check results from billions of public records. It is less expensive than you think and you do not need to open an account in order to obtain the service.
Call Western Reporting today to discuss the possibilities!