People need to trust your brand before they’ll transact with you or with your customers. Growth, reputation, financial stability, and safety are at stake.
Background checks often require sensitive data like Social Security number, but asking for those details can deter signups.
Screen new members fairly, with information they already provide. Actionable results are returned instantly, with clear crime classifications and descriptions that enable your team to filter and prioritize offenses.Download Product Overview
View clear, actionable results to make informed decisions via our API or use our web portal to see data visualizations and take action.
Visualize Risk, Analyze Data, Filter and Review, Initiate Adverse Action
- BuildZoom CEO, Dave Petersen
Contractors as a group don’t have the best reputation. To build its business, BuildZoom needed a way to indicate its contractors’ trustworthiness to hesitant homeowners, whose personal safety – not to mention renovation budgets – would be at stake.
But when Petersen wanted to offer his customers a more comprehensive view of contractor history, his team found real issues – enough to validate the need for an instant background check solution.Download Case Study
RESTful API provides access control, data encryption, two-factor authentication, and firewalls for secure, instant background checks.
Alerts help you manage risk over time, whenever new criminal convictions emerge within your customer base.
Review and take action from an integrated web portal, complete with straightforward data visualizations and advanced analytics.
Compliant, comprehensive processes for times when someone may be denied access based on screening results.
Our in-house experts take the guesswork out of legal rules so you can concentrate on scaling your business.
US-based support and account managers ensure you have the help you need, when you need it.
- Project Manager at BuildZoom, Nate Robert
With just a few inputs, run your customers through test API requests or a batch process in our portal.
Review our JSON response, returned in milliseconds, or view results via our web portal, which organizes and visualizes the data.
Integrate the API into your platform or get started with the web portal, which doesn’t require integration time or technical resources.
Minimal input requirements, such as name and birthdate
Automated, powerful API for direct integration into your own workflows
Adherence to federal, state and FCRA laws, plus proven compliance expertise
Web portal alternative lets you run batch uploads without technical integration
Cross check drivers’ histories for DUI/DWI, moving violations and suspensions, accident histories, and validity of DMV registration
Complies with motor vehicle check compliance laws, as well as standard background check regulations from state, local and FCRA
iD Driver Checks are easily bundled with criminal records searches from iD Background Checks
Returns background check results on prospective tenants in milliseconds, helping landlords and property managers enhance safety, manage risk and reduce costs
Clear understanding and differentiation of the legal obligations for businesses who use background checks for hiring from those used for tenancy
Simple, easy onboarding without a need for technical resources
At a minimum, iD Background Checks requires full legal name and date of birth. Providing additional identifiers allows us to return additional state-level court records that may not be available in a nationwide search.
We pull public records from a variety of sources, including:
National criminal databases. We search databases from all available states, including digitized records from states’ Departments of Corrections, Administrative Offices of the Courts, and county courts.
Sex offender lists. We search a multi-state sex offender registry that includes hundreds of thousands of offender records nationwide.
Global terrorist watch lists. We search domestic and global terrorist watchlists, as well as INTERPOL Most Wanted, specially designated nationals and blocked persons, and many other domestic and global sanction and watchlists.
All transmission of personal data is sent over HTTPS using TLS 1.2, with the additional security layer of two-factor authentication in our web portal. Any sensitive information is stored in encrypted form using individualized data encryption keys.
The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates the collection and use of information in consumer reports, commonly referred to as background checks. While regulations continue to evolve, lawsuits have plagued platforms that don’t abide by the spirit of the FCRA, even for non-employment background checks.
Various state laws may also apply to iD Background Checks. Our dedicated account management team and in-house compliance experts will work with you to develop a fair, fully compliant method, seamless to your customer experience.
Adverse Action occurs when a company denies someone participation on its platform based in whole or in part on information found in the background check. Federal law requires companies to follow a specific process in order to remain in compliance with the FCRA.
One measure our industry uses for data accuracy is the dispute rate, which reflects the number of people who challenge the results of the background check. The dispute rate is currently below 0.05% for our customers who have implemented iD Background Checks. Industry rates vary from 0.1% to 2.0% on average.