arrest records

Applicant Address Histories

Tasha Dyson, CFEBackground Investigation

What’s wrong with this picture?
application with address information

The time the applicant spent in Tennessee.

inmate in jailAn employment application or resume from an applicant is a good place to start, but it should not be used as the sole source of information about the applicant’s previous locations. Relying solely on the information provided by the applicant can miss vital information about their suitability for employment.

Part of the background investigation should include a Social Security number verification and address history search. This search provides the background investigator with “clues” about other information, including possible criminal records, civil records, Federal court information, and previous or alternate names.

The sad truth is that applicants can lie or omit unflattering information. Just because they look trustworthy doesn’t mean that they are. Some employers mistakenly believe that someone is honest because they are “part of the community” or “they have lived here their whole life.” This is a dangerous and often painful trap.



Plan. Protect. Prosper.

Protus3 specializes in security system design, security consulting, corporate investigations and other investigative services. Partner with Protus3 and we will examine each situation to identify threats and develop solutions for your best outcome.

919-834-8584 or 800-775-8584