Author Archives: Jason Wiseman

Security! How do potential clients get credentialed?

Here's what we check out

With the ever-present threat of data insecurity in our modern world, it is incumbent upon those with the access to sensitive records to only share it with those that can be trusted with it. USInfoSearch has a number of strict requirements to ensure the suitability of a potential client. Here’s what we check for before […]

Skiptracing defined

Skip tracing: how the professionals do it

You’ve probably heard the term ‘skip tracing’, but what does it mean? The phrase “skip tracing” is derived from the old idiom ‘to skip town’, and is used to describe the process of searching for an individual who has,  usually, absconded from the law in some way: think debtors who have defaulted or someone who […]

What is PII?

What constitutes Personally Identifiable Information? Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is any information used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity. Examples of PII include your full name, address, date of birth, Social Security Number, bank account number, biometric records, medical records, vehicle registration plate – a lot of which is also considered sensitive, and will […]

FCRA compliant background checks

What is the Fair Credit Reporting Act? And what is an FCRA compliant background check? FCRA stands for Fair Credit Reporting Act and it dates back to 1970. It states that landlords, lenders, and employers are not allowed to deny you any credit opportunities based upon your civil, criminal, or financial shortcomings unless the information […]

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