Why do I have a Social Security Number alert?
  • 14 Apr 2021
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Why do I have a Social Security Number alert?

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If you've received an Alert on your Social Security Number trace here is important information for you to know:

Was your Social Security number entered correctly?

Your Social Security number is listed on your Social Security card.

  • If you or an employer entered your SSN incorrectly an Alert will appear on this section of your results.
  • The background check will need to be rerun with the correct SSN to get a Clear result.
    • If an employer ran the background check on you please contact the company that ran the report.
    • If you ran the background check on yourself, you will need to rerun it with the correct SSN.

Don’t have a Social Security card?

You can get a new or replacement Social Security card from the Social Security Administration.

Social Security number entered correctly but couldn’t be verified?

We recommend running your free annual credit report to make sure that the information is accurate and up to date. If you find information that is incorrect you can contact the credit reporting company to get it corrected.

Alias & Residence County Inaccuracies

If you've noticed inaccuracies on your SSN trace with aliases or associated counties, here is important information for you to know:

  1. Alias & Resident County information is reported by nationwide credit reporting companies - Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

  2. You can see the information on your credit reports by requesting your free annual credit report.

  3. If you want to change this information at the source, contact each of the three credit reporting companies:

Experian Equifax Transunion
Address:
P.O. Box 4500
Allen, TX 75013

Website:
www.experian.com
Address:
P.O. Box 740256
Atlanta, GA 30374

Website:
www.equifax.com
Address:
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19016

Website:
www.transunion.com

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