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Armored Assets provides comprehensive background screening solutions. We specialize in developing custom packages to meet the needs of individual clients, maximizing coverage while minimizing cost. Clients can order and review completed reports through our secured, easy to use website, providing convenience as well as the ability to save paper. The following is a list of services provided:

Social Security / Address Alias Trace

Social SecurityIt is always important to verify that a person has a valid Social Security number as this is the first form of identity which is likely to be falsified. We will also use information found in credit headers as well as other sources associated with a person’s Social Security number to provide historical address information as well as Alias’ a person has used in the past.

National Criminal Conviction Search

nationalOur National Criminal Conviction Search is a Multi-jurisdictional search that includes over 200 million records from all 50 states. This search reveals records across the United States outside of the state of residence. This broad-based search is a good tool to search somebody’s past wherever they might have lived or traveled.

State Specific Criminal Records Search

state specificWe provide state specific criminal records searches for most states. The types of crimes reported, jurisdictions covered and data sources vary for each state. Please note that while the source records for a statewide search may include expanded information, Armored Assets can only issue reports that comply with state law and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

County Specific Criminal Records Search

country specificA County Specific Criminal Records Search is the foundation of a thorough criminal background check. A criminal analyst will do a felony and misdemeanor records search at each local county court that an applicant has resided in for the previous 7 years. These types of searches remain the most accurate source of reporting criminal records.

National Sex Offender Search

Sex OffendersIt is critical for organizations with employees or volunteers that come into contact with children, the elderly or any vulnerable group to limit contact with convicted sex offenders. Our National Sex Offender Search includes sex offender registries from all 50 states as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.


FingerprintingSince the late nineteenth century, fingerprint identification methods have been used by police agencies around the world to identify suspected criminals. Armored Assets works in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Public Safety utilizing the FBI’s Automated Fingerprint Identification System. The basis of the traditional fingerprinting technique is simple and is coordinated with clients through our trained personnel.

Drug Testing

Drug TestingA drug-free workplace is a crucial element in creating a safe and productive work environment. By ensuring a drug-free workplace, employers can reduce accidents, protect employees, reduce absenteeism and prevent expensive and time consuming worker compensation claims. We offer everything your company needs to create and maintain a safe, drug free workplace. Whether you are striving to adhere to federal mandates, or ensuring the integrity of your private organization, we can provide the drug screening tools your company needs. We offer collection sites across the country providing convenience to applicants located anywhere.

Drivers License Verification / Motor Vehicle Records

DriversDriving records give employers an insight into the driving habits of the individuals in question, and enable them to make informed and accurate decisions. A driving record review is important for all applicants who may drive a company vehicle, or operate a personal vehicle while on company business. Records are available in all 50 States.

OFAC: Specially Designated Nationals Search

OFACOur Specially Designated Nationals Search is done in conjunction with the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury. It is designed to administer and enforce economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The Specially Designated Nationals List is a publication of OFAC which lists individuals and organizations with whom United States citizens and permanent residents are prohibited from doing business.

Employment Eligibility Verification - Form I-9

employment verificationU.S. employers must check to make sure all employees, regardless of citizenship or national origin, are allowed to work in the United States. The Immigration Reform and Control Act made all U.S. employers responsible to verify the employment eligibility and identity of all employees hired to work in the United States after November 6, 1986. To implement the law, employers are required to complete Employment Eligibility Verification forms (Form I-9) for all employees, including U.S. citizens. Armored Assets will assist companies to maintain the legal guidelines for their employees by educating them through the process and verifying the eligibility of all employees.

Civil Court Records Search

civil courtCivil Court Records Search is a great tool for employers to get below the surface of an applicant to see any civil law suits the applicant might have been involved in over the previous seven years.

Federal Bankruptcy Search

bankruptcyOur Federal Bankruptcy Search is a great tool for those clients interested in the financial stability of an applicant. We will search for any bankruptcy filed by an applicant over the previous seven years.

HHS OIG Exclusions List: (For Healthcare Industry)

HHSFor many years the Congress of the United States has worked diligently to protect the health and welfare of the nation's elderly and poor by implementing legislation to prevent certain individuals and businesses from participating in Federally-funded health care programs. The Department of Health and Human Services with the Office of Inspector General (OIG), under this Congressional mandate, established a program to exclude individuals and entities affected by these various legal authorities and maintains a list of all currently excluded parties called the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Bases for exclusion include convictions for program-related fraud and patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on Health Education Assistance Loans.

BIS Denied Persons List

BISThe Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is responsible for the regulation of exports for national security, foreign policy, and nonproliferation reasons and the enforcement of those regulations. The Denied Persons List is a publication of the Bureau of Industry and Security and is a list of sanctions denying the export privileges of individuals/entities that have violated Export Administration Regulations.

Education Verification

educationOne of the most common areas of resume fraud occurs in the embellishment of the applicant’s education. In today’s changing economy, more positions require advanced skills, degrees and experience. As jobs become more competitive, it is also very common for applicants to exaggerate their educational history. Some of the most frequent education misrepresentations include:

» Different Type of Degree (Associates vs. Bachelors)
» Different Major or Program
» Attended, but Never Graduated

Employment Verification

employmentApplicants may falsify or exaggerate employment history to meet the requirements for a position, or in an attempt to inflate experience in hopes of greater compensation. Some common types of inaccurate information discovered through an employment verification include:

» Dates of employment extended to cover job changes
» Position, title or responsibilities exaggerated
» Employer listed is fictitious

Professional Licensure Verification

professionalProfessional licenses issued by an accredited agency are required for certain positions, such as healthcare, finance, education and many others. These credentials may be required by law, or may qualify an applicant for certain positions. In either case, it is important to verify that such licenses are in good standing, and that an employer is aware of any negative information on file with the licensing agency.