Level 5 – Due Diligence:
A due diligence search is appropriate for businesses considering a merger, acquisition, new development or investment and can be focused on an individual or entity. This search identifies outstanding litigation, judgments, liens and other legal issues that need to be identified. Also searched are government watch lists, federal criminal and civil records, professional reference and license verifications, in addition to all searches from the Level 4 check search.
Products included in the Level 5 background check from Crimcheck include:
- Felony Criminal Record Search
- Misdemeanor Criminal Record Search
- Sexual Offender Database Search
- Social Security Number Trace
- Driving Record
- Education Verification
- Employment Verification
- Federal Criminal
- Federal Bankruptcy
- Media Search
- Judgments & Liens Database
- OIG Denied Parties List
- County and Federal Civil Search
- Professional License Verification
- Global Sanctions Check
Judgments & Liens Database
The types of Judgments and Liens searched include federal tax, state tax, county tax, state tax, judgment liens, and personal property liens. This information is helpful if you are considering going into business with or acquiring a company. Before an acquisition, it is imperative to know if a property has been encumbered or whether there are any other claims pending.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.
Crimcheck OFAC search allows a company to verify that they are not conducting business with individuals who pose a threat to the United States.
OFAC provides downloadable guidelines and FAQs for specific industries, including:
- Financial Sector
- Money Service Businesses
- Insurance Industry
- Exporters and Importers
- Tourism / Travel
- Credit Reporting
- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) / Non-profit
- Corporate Registration
- (SDN) Specially Designated Nationals List
- (PLC) – Palestinian Legislative Council List
- FBI Most Wanted Terrorist List
- BIS Denied Persons/Unverified List
- Canada (OSFI) Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions
- Europe HM Treasury Sanction List, European Union Sanction List
- UN – United Nations 1267 List
OIG Denied Parties List
OIG’s List of Excluded Individuals and Entities details individuals and entities who are currently excluded from involvement in Medicare, Medicaid and other Federal health care programs. Specific industries involved in Healthcare are required to utilize this search in order to comply with Federal regulations.
County and Federal Civil Search
In order to conduct due diligence before entering into a business partnership, a due diligence search is recommended. Cases involving personal/Corporate litigation at the county level are reported, as well as Federal level cases such as constitutional or federal cases.
A Professional Reference check includes a personal call to select references. Crimcheck has developed a comprehensive set of queries designed to provide a clear, objective picture of your candidate.
Professional License Verification
A multitude of industries require specialized licensing to be held for certain positions. Crimcheck can verify any professional license including expiration status, validity, and disciplinary actions.
Licensing is often required by law in order to practice or work in a specific profession. Many professions require licensing. Licensing is often used to protect the general public from harm from practitioners who lack training or competence in their field. Medicine, Accountancy, Engineering, Education, and Social Work are just some examples of fields that require licensure. Licensure is similar to certification; however certification is usually a qualification for employment, rather than practice in a certain field.
Generally, there are three types of certification and licensing: Profession wide, Corporate and Product Specific.
Corporate, or internal certifications, are made by a company for internal purposes. For example, a corporation might require a safety training course for all production personnel, after which they receive a certificate.
Product-specific certifications are usually designed to certify personnel regarding their training around a specific product, usually computer or IT related. This certification is held by the individual and can be carried with them from company to company. A good example is a software certification.
Global Sanctions Check
The Global Sanction watch list includes names from various international agencies. It identifies individuals and organizations that are considered high risk. Included with the Global Sanction watch list are the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted, Interpol’s Most Wanted, and OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List, among many others. This search is for companies needing to comply with the Patriot Act, Sarbanes-Oxley and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. It is most often used in industries that are involved in international trade.