Live Scan Fingerprinting vs. Online Background Checks

Tons of people are ordering Online Background checks, but are online background checks as secure as you think? What if the person that you were hiring happened to give questionable identification? How can you really make sure that the person standing infront of you is really who they say they are?

Online background checks and regular background checks lack one very important important aspect, fingerprints! Fingerprinting is the only true form of identification, don’t get fooled by the very easy to attain fake ID.

Let’s give you a classic scenario where an online background check would be useless:

Jane Doe has committed a violent crime in New York for which she was arrested, a few years later and Jane Doe is released from prison and is free to roam about the U.S. Jane Doe can’t find a job because no one will hire her, so what can she do? She can do what thousands of other Americans have done in the past, get fake or fraudulent identification.

Now Jane Doe can travel to California and can respond to a Craiglist ad for a mom who is seeking  a baby sitter for her kids, the mom takes Jane Does fake ID and runs an online background check on Jane Doe. Jane Doe has nothing on her online background check report and is cleared!

The mom decides to hire Jane Doe because she feels that the online background check is sufficient! Now her kids are being baby sitted by a violent criminal and she doesn’t even know it. Don’t let yourself be a statistic, do a Live Scan or fingerprint based background check on anyone you hire.

Now, how to get a fingerprint based background check?

If you are in California you can use the Record Review live scan form that is provided by the California Attorney General’s office for a Personal Use background check. If you are a large employer, you will have to apply with the DOJ to become an authorized applicant agency.

If you are in any of the other 50 states, you can do an FBI fingerprint based background check.

How can Certifix Live Scan help you?

We offer mobile fingerprinting services nationwide for groups of people. We also have a large network of Live Scan fingerprint locations in California, most of our locations are just minutes away from your home or work. We provide both the DOJ Live Scan and the FBI Ink Fingerprint card service.

If you are not located in California, you can inquire at your local Police Department for if they offer the fingerprinting service; or they may direct you towards someone who can help you out.

Do you have questions or concerns about someone you have hired?

The Certifix Live Scan support team is available 24/7/365 and we’ll be able to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Our direct call-in number is 1(800) 710-1934 or you can send us an email at info@certifixlivescan.com

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4 Responses to “Live Scan Fingerprinting vs. Online Background Checks”

  1. Laura Chilton says:

    I am a landlord of two rental properties and am interested in using this as a potential tenant evaluation option.
    I don’t quite understand how perform the following statement “If you are in California you can use the Record Review live scan form that is provided by the California Attorney General’s office for a Personal Use background check”.
    Do I supply the applicant with Request for Live Scan Service form BCII 8016 RR from ( ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/forms/bcii_rr_8016.pdf )

    Thank you,
    Laura

  2. sheila younger says:

    i wanted to know how much do i pay if the employer requesting level of service is DOJ and FBI? I am applying for a home caregiver for adult residence 6 clients.Do I have to pay for this or the employer? thank you

  3. Certifix Live Scan says:

    The fingerprint rolling fee ranges between $20-$25, there is an additional fee of $32 for the DOJ check and $17 for the FBI check.

    The employers for Adult Residence do not usually pay for your Live Scan, you may want to ask them.

  4. Certifix Live Scan says:

    Yes, you would provide the applicant with the form and they will submit a Live Scan. An alternative is the FBI Record Check which is nationwide.

    You can download an FBI Ink Fingerprint card here: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/standard-fingerprint-form-fd-258

    You will need to send a payment of $18 and an application form with the ink fingerprint card, you can download the form here: https://forms.fbi.gov/departmental-order-website-questionnaire

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