Changes to our criminal background checks

Starting in June 2024, SentryLink is required to collect additional information in order to perform criminal background checks:

  • The address of the applicant. This is the current address of the report subject.
  • Either a social security number for the applicant, or an affirmative statement that this person has no valid SSN.

For more details, please keep reading.

Address of applicant

This is the current residence of the person you are running the report on. It will allow us to perform a faster search, especially for applicants with common names. It will be used for compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA) and full file disclosure.

We are adding an address autofill feature to make this as easy as possible for you. Start typing the address, and our system will often be able to fill the rest in within a few keystrokes.

This does not automatically trigger a letter to the applicant; we will continue to disclose when such letters will be sent by us. Please note that under the FCRA applicants […]