If you believe the wrong SSN was entered when submitting a Social Security Address Trace, please contact Verified First to fix the issue.
What is a Social Security Address Trace Report (SSN Trace)?
The Social Security Address Trace Report (SSN Trace) displays names and addresses associated with the entered Social Security Number (SSN). This report may also indicate the state and approximate year of where and when the number would have been issued.
Note: This is not an official confirmation that the applicant’s listed SSN is their official SSN. It is also not an official review of Government records, except for the Death Index (included).
What is it used for?
When run with criminal searches, the SSN Trace increases the accuracy of criminal reports because it can provide additional identifiers for records research, which may help link the applicant to any criminal information. The SSN Trace can also be used to identify additional jurisdictions in which to run reports, such as County or Federal searches, to provide a more thorough report.
Note: This search cannot be used by itself as the basis to make an employment hiring decision.
Where does the information come from?
The SSN Trace can find data from numerous sources in order to obtain past addresses. These sources are based on data purchased from the 3 major credit bureaus, in addition to the thousands of public sources that feed into it (magazine subscriptions, utilities, old credit headers, etc.). Each time you fill out some sort of survey or form that requires personal information it can be shared.
Note: Private sources assemble and maintain these records - because these records can have incorrect or incomplete information, we cannot completely verify information that is reported.
What does it mean if there’s someone else’s name on a SSN Trace?
If you see a different name show up on a SSN Trace, there are a variety of reasons as to why that could have happened. The most common reason for an unrelated name on a SSN trace is due to data entry errors when entering the SSN on any applications or documents, but it could also mean that the candidate was recently married or simply changed their name (legally).
A SSN Trace can also report “NO RECORDS FOUND” - this could mean that the applicant has very little or no address history, they might have recently been issued a social security number, or there could be a data entry error.
What the SSN Trace is NOT used for
The SSN Trace report may not be used as the basis for adverse action. It is used to verify or correct information, or as a tool for additional research. The SSN Trace does not signify someone’s eligibility to work in the U.S. - nor their immigration status.
Social Security Number Randomization
The Social Security Administration (SSA) changed the way Social Security Numbers (SSNs) are issued on June 25, 2011. This change is referred to as "randomization." The SSA developed randomization to help protect the integrity and extend the longevity of the SSN nationwide.
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