What is the purpose of a Social Trace?

Issue concerning employee background checks

Question: What is the purpose of a Social Trace?


Answer: A Social Trace looks for addresses associated with the Social Security Number. These addresses provide what states to be searched for possible criminal records. An applicant can have a clean record in the current state of residency and have a criminal history in another state.

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Why should’t I do background checks myself?

  Why do I need Loss Prevention Systems to conduct a pre-employment background checks when I could do some of this myself?
  • A Background Check Company does the work for you, on time and quickly.
  • We understand and abide by the extensive and ever changing Federal, State and Local government laws and regulations.
  • We search actual court house records for criminal histories. Many background check companies use commercial databases that are not complete, do not have current information and in most cases do not have any real information
  • Would you want to know if the applicant is a registered sex offender? If you own a daycare center or other company where children are at this is important information. But this also applies to your employee’s safety. Having a male sex offender working with a woman could cause you extensive risk. How would you feel if something were to happen you could have prevented. By the way, the laws do not allow a defense of “I did not know”. As an employer you have an obligation to know.
  • Does your company employ drivers? A motor vehicle check could uncover a suspended license and prior traffic convictions. Do you want a driver with your name on his uniform driving your vehicle on a suspended or revoked license?
  • We have tools to uncover details that an applicant may be trying to hide from you such as previous employers they do not want you to see. Did you know that one of the most lied about items on resumes and applications are the dates of employment?
  • In special investigative cases we can dig even deeper into a candidate’s background. In many instances the tools we use can give us so much information it can be overwhelming. In those special investigation we can give you the raw data or we can sort through it for you.
  • Loss Prevention Systems sticks with you throughout the process. Do not understand what all of those criminal charges mean? We can help you with that.
  • Need a rejection letter because the candidate did not meet your background check standards? We provide that template to you.
  • Want your background checks FAST? How about same day or next day turnaround as the norm for most checks.
  • Want to talk to a real person where you are not just some account number? In fact we do not even have account numbers. We have clients that we know by name and their changing needs. Loss Preventions goal is to be your partner and stand with you. When you call or email us you reach the same person that knows who YOU are.
  • Our software platform is state of the art. We are connected in some cases directly to the government databases that provide criminal records. This eliminates the middleman and gives us much more reliable information.
  • If we see something suspicious we let you know. This give YOU control over your background investigations.

Questions you would like to ask a job candidate

Q: What questions can I ask employee candidates in the interview (not really!)? Okay we know what we would like to ask!
  • Are you lying?
  • Why is there a gap between employments? Were you in jail….or prison?
  • Have you been convicted of a crime?
If “yes” answer the follow up question is: Do you need a separate piece of paper to list them?
  • Do you intend to steal from my company?
If “yes” answer the follow up question is: Will it be more than $5000 or less?
  • Have you murdered anyone in the last 7 years?
  • Are there any undiscovered bodies buried anywhere on your property or under your basement floor?
  • Has your photo or likeness ever been on a Post Office bulletin board?
  • Have you ever appeared in an episode of COPS and not either wearing a uniform or as the Camera Man?
  • Do you have any prison tattoos?
  • Do you restrict the use of illegal narcotics to weekends only or just on trips funded by the money and merchandise you will steal from me?
  • Have you ever left a crime scene before the Police arrived?
  • Do you intend to steal from my customers?
  • Which illegal narcotics do you use on a daily basis?
    • Heroin
    • Cocaine
    • LSD
    • Meth
    • All of the above
  • Have you ever appeared on a sex offender list in ANY country?
  • After answering “yes” to any of these questions do you really think I am going to employ you?
LPSI Customers – If you would like a real list of 100 questions you CAN ask please contact us.