What is a Social Security Trace?

What is a Social Security Trace?

A social security trace is an instant search administered from a database. Social security trace information is derived from an individual’s credit history and the information comes from all major credit reporting agencies.

Why is it valuable?

  • Provides current and previous residential history
  • Supplies aliases, AKAs, and legal name changes for the individual

What are its limitations?

  • It is not a verification that a certain social security number belongs to a certain individual
  • It does not supply information on whether a person has provided a valid social security number

Why might my applicant’s social security trace come back without any address history?

    1. The applicant is young and doesn’t have a credit history. This is the most common reason.
    2. The person has never applied for credit.
    3. The number was written down or entered incorrectly.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of our representatives for more information on this search and any other services that MBI Worldwide offers.

Good Screening is Smart Business!


Alex Hutchinson

Support Team

Leave a Comment