With identity theft in the news the way that it has been, more and more people are now doing what they can to protect themselves. Even if your identity has not been stolen, you still can be victimized by someone who has stolen and is using someone else’s.
Protect Yourself as an Employer
Hiring someone who is using a false identification can leave you vulnerable. If you knowingly keep someone on your payroll who is not who they say that they are then you may be leaving yourself open to further troubles down the road from his or her victims. Have a look at lost office social security for more info on this.
Who is Your Tennant?
Also, it is imperative that landlords know just who they are renting to. Is your new tenant a violent criminal who is concealing their past? Also, are they going to leave you holding the bag for unpaid rent and damages to the unit that they occupied?
Your First Place to Check
Today, verifying the authenticity of a social security number that someone has given you as their own is now easier then ever. Just go to the official social security website with the name and social security number that you have been given and follow their simple instructions.
One More Option
It’s a free service that they offer but you will only be allowed to check a maximum of ten per day. If you have only a social security number but no name that goes with it then finding a name to place with it is a lot more difficult. However there are online private investigative services that you can contact.
Join an Online Service Plan
One more option is to join an online private investigative service that charges an annual fee. While this may be more expensive then the one time deal with other online investigative services, if you are going to be doing multiple searches over the course of a year, this will definitely be your best option available.