In general, there are three primary categories that a background check will provide information about. These categories include employment history, credit history, and criminal history. Of course, some background checks can be more invasive, depending on the security clearance of the authorities performing the scan, as well as, how much a person is willing to pay for such information. This can include social services history, divorce records, address changes, and more.
Within the three primary categories of standard background checks, there are detailed pieces of information that can be exposed about a person. These details and information can be used against the person when interviewing for jobs, romantically dating, applying for loans, and more. Potential employers may run a background scan for the sake of assuring someone is trustworthy for certain job responsibilities and security clearances, while a woman might run a background check on a man she has been set up on a blind date with. Depending on what the scanner is looking for, the information can be used against or in favor of a person.
Employment History – Employment background scans will look for education records, previous employers, job resignations, job losses, job responsibilities, professional credentials, military records, and more. It will also look for workers’ compensation suits and settlements, state licensing records, professional references, personal references, and more.
Credit History – Scans will look for or expose credit scores, social security numbers, bank accounts, property ownership, assets, past credit loans, defaulted loans, repossessions, outstanding debt, bankruptcies, medical records, insurance records, biological children, dependents, and more.
Criminal History – Criminal background checks will look for driving records, arrest records, jail records, court records, drug test records, institutionalization records, sex offender registrations, warrants, and more.