How to Run a Background Check by Social Security Number

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  1. What Does a Background Check by Social Security Number Include?
  2. Can you run a People Search without an SSN?
  3. Background Check by Social Security Number Tips
  4. About USA Trace

What Does a Background Check by Social Security Number Include?

A background check by social security number through USA Trace is a comprehensive public records search that includes an address search (including address history), past & current phone numbers, a criminal background check, marriage records, divorce records, lawsuits, liens, bankruptcies, property records, known associates, plus any other available public records results.

Billions of records are searched instantly and compiled into your report, providing a fast, confidential way to locate a person and get all available public background information available.

Can you run a People Search without an SSN?

No SSN? No problem!  You can get a still get a Background Check with a USA Trace search. With just a name and last known state, the same system that goes to work with an SSN search can still identify the person you’re looking for. You’ll get all the same background information – including criminal records, address records, phone numbers and more. Simply select the Background Check option on our search page or try it out below:

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Background Check by Social Security Number Tips

Our SSN Search uses the location information of the social security number to conduct a background check by social security number: the initial search and then it provides the full background check results (see our SSN Chart for more information on how this works).  If the preview information you’re getting from your SSN Search seems to be giving you results from the wrong state, simply try a Background Check  using the name and last known state to get more relevant results.

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Although the people search database often includes records even if a person has used more than one name (such as a maiden name versus married name), searching all known name variations may yield additional results and information. Can’t narrow it down to just one? Don’t worry! Unlimited search options are available for a fixed fee – often for just pennies more than the cost of a single people report!

Can’t seem to locate the person you’re looking for? If you know the name of one of their close friends or relatives, try searching for them. With just a name and a last known state, you should be able to get a current phone number, which will allow you to contact them for more leads.

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About USA Trace

Since 1997, USA Trace has been providing background checks, SSN searches, public record searches, address searches, and people finder services for over 20 years. You can learn more about us here.

Leveraging the same people search databases used by law enforcement professionals, private detectives, lawyers and investigative journalists, we’ve provided background checks for thousands of satisfied customers. Now partnered with one of the largest people finder companies in the US and free, instant preview results available, we invite you to try our background check for yourselves with no obligation.