Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a pre-employment screening report and a background check? 

A pre-employment screening report provides the same information as a background check, but is conducted for different reasons. Pre-employment screening is conducted on potential employees during the hiring process. A background check may be needed on a current employee that was not screened prior to employment, or when entering into a working relationship or business partnership with an individual.

Do potential employees have to sign a consent for screening? 

Yes. It is federal law that potential employees undergoing pre-employment screening must sign a General Authorization/Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) release. This release is provided to your company or agency by Spade Security Group.

Who does the screening or background check?

Our team members have years of experience in conducting extensive background investigations. Our licensed private investigators conduct all research associated with pre-employment screenings and background checks.

What information is researched for a pre-employment screening report or background check?

-Name, AKAs, Social Security Number and Date of Birth are verified for accuracy

-Criminal Records (Felony and Misdemeanor)

-Traffic Records

-Civil Records (Judgments, Liens, UCC Filings and Foreclosures included)

-Bankruptcy Records

-Global Watch List Search

-Court Records Search

-Oklahoma Violent Offender Search

-Oklahoma Sex Offender Search

-Department of Justice Sex Offender Search

-Office of Inspector General Exclusions List Search

-Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Warrants Search

-Cleveland County, Oklahoma Warrants Search

-Oklahoma Department of Corrections Search

-Sanctions List Search

– United States Federal Court Documents Search (U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeals and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts)

Where do you get your information?

We utilize restricted industry standard databases to which only licensed investigators or investigative agencies can subscribe. All information is cross-checked against several different sources.

What do I receive when the background check or pre-employment screening is complete? 

You will receive an official report on Spade Security Group letterhead outlining verified identifiers (Name, AKAs, Social Security Number and Date of Birth) and any adverse information that is discovered and can be reported under FCRA guidelines.