Applicants with something to hide often use fraudulent social security numbers (SSN). Conducting a Social Security number Verification is the crucial first step in the background screening process. The information contained in the Social Security Trace report would include all names used such as maiden name and or AKA’s, and previous addresses used by the applicant in the last seven years, and all relevant personal information. USBS, Inc. works diligently to protect the privacy of the candidates we screen by removing the last 4 digits of the social security number and the year of birth from our final reports. In addition, the final report is provided “only” to the designated contact or hiring manager at our client companies.