Frequently Asked Questions
Why should we conduct pre-employment screenings or background checks? [back to top]
- About 47% of all applicants knowingly falsify their resumes or applications!
- Approximately 1/3 of all employees regularly steal from their employers!
- Internal theft (employees) cause 85% more shortage/loss than shoplifting!
- Between 1971 and 1988, internal theft increased from $16 billion to over $200 billion!
- You want to reduce the risk of hiring individuals that have theft, violence, drugs, or any other problems that might become YOUR problem, and cause your company issues in the future.
- 20% of all business failures are caused by internal theft!
- Information is power, and obtaining that information is what we do for you.
- Your competition is conducting background checks!
A good potential candidate is most likely to be hired quickly, and the best candidate is one that has been processed through a Shadow Trackers background check. The job market can be competitive and you don’t want to wait for search results to get someone hired!
Shadow Trackers can conduct your background investigation and have results back to you fast, but more importantly, it is done accurately and thoroughly, so nothing is missed.
What information is included for a background check? [back to top]
We provide information according to your specific needs. Typically, we verify your subject’s name, date of birth, social security number, perform a criminal records search, and if applicable, can search Sex Offender Registries. We provide you with misdemeanor and felony charges, including dates and dispositions in an easy to read summary report for each applicant. See our services list for other possible searches you may wish to include in your custom package.
How long does it take to get background check results? [back to top]
We strive for a 72-hour or less turnaround time. Many areas and locations are even faster, some even same day! Nationwide, there are a few areas that may take longer due to court stipulations or inclement weather.
How do I send an applicant's information to you? [back to top]
There are several options, and we are flexible in working with what works best for you. Shadow Trackers can provide you with a one-page release form for your company to use in your recruiting process. Just have your applicant complete the form, then fax it to us. Or, we can set up an online entry form designed specifically for your company, so any location/branch can send it from anywhere in the USA online and for free! Or you may wish to have your applicant fill out the online entry at your location. You can also email us the information if you choose. Whatever method you choose, we are dedicated to servicing you in a manner that makes your job easier!
How do I receive completed reports? [back to top]
Most of our clients prefer to have their reports emailed, as this expedites the results process. You also can save them via computer indefinitely, or print as needed. We can mail or fax results as well if requested.
How accurate is your information? [back to top]
Our information is as accurate as the day we process it. Unlike other companies, we don't use databases for obtaining county level records. State-wide and other database type searches aren't always accurate, and may contain old or incomplete information, and are not always reliable. Click here to find out why you shouldn't use database searches . All our records are hand-searched for accuracy. Our team of trained researchers all over the country ensure your results are accurate. (*see below)
What if I lose a report and need another copy?
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All of our results are saved and backed up nightly. All you have to do is request a reprint and it will be sent to you immediately, no problem.
What is the cost of a background check? [back to top]
Our cost is determined by volume and location, and how in depth you want to search. However, if you process just a few a year, our prices beat the competition, hands down! It's a win-win situation for you either way.
What does a completed background check look like? [back to top]
We can tailor this to your specific need, but click here to view a general sample report.
Do you offer any discounts? [back to top]
Yes, we offer bulk, volume, and repeat orders at a reduced rate.
What credit cards do you accept? [back to top]
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
How do I reach someone at Shadow Trackers? [back to top]
Many options are available to you. Please click here to contact us.
*In states and or counties that require private investigators to be licensed, we utilize licensed private investigators for such work. Such license requirements are verified with each respective states licensing boards. It is possible that a third party may be used, who in turn utilizes a licensed private investigator from said states that require such licensing to retrieve particular information. Our goal is to protect all parties involved.