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Since 1989, Data Facts has provided Human Resource Professionals with trusted information they rely on to produce sound hiring decisions.

We provide our clients with both cutting edge, top of the line background screening technology, and personalized support and service. This 360 degree support system is the foundation of our client relationships. Our goal is to provide the highest turnaround times, the strongest customer service, and the most accurate information available in background screening.

We invite you to utilize our full suite of background screening tools, and experience the Data Facts Difference.

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Products and Solutions

Assessment Screening

Assessment Screening

Data Facts provides easy to administer, inexpensive, and very effective assessment testing. Employers gain insight into core values, behavior, and the applicant’s character, allowing them to weed out undesirable candidates earlier in the process, which saves time and resources.
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Criminal Records History Search

Criminal Records History Search

Data Facts offers 5 types of criminal history searches, and returns 7 year felonies and misdemeanors, with current date and nature of offense, current status, and disposition. A thorough criminal history search protects the workplace from dangerous employees.
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Credit Reports

Credit Reports

Data Facts returns single bureau reports which provide number of current and delinquent accounts, suits, judgments, liens, and bankruptcies. Credit reports help determine if the applicant is suited for a financially responsible position, and reduce the chance of hiring the wrong applicant.
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Drug Screening

Drug Screening

Data Facts has built strong vendor partnerships to provide comprehensive on and off-site drug screening options. Employers can choose from a variety of products for their drug screening process. Drug screening reduces turnover, improves workplace safety, and enhances productivity.
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Education Verification

Education Verification

Data Facts’ private investigators contact the school’s registrar’s office to verify the highest level/degree completed, dates of attendance and graduation. Education verifications enable the employer to avoid falling victim to fraud.
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Employment Verification

Employment Verification

Data Facts’ private investigators verify applicant’s employment information, such as dates of employment, position held, pay rate, and eligibility for re-hire. Armed with this information, the employer is better prepared to hire qualified, experienced employees, and not fall victim to falsified employment claims.
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I-9 And E-Verify

I-9 and e-Verify

Data Facts provides an automated solution with multiple ordering options, validation technology, expiration notices, an auto purge feature, and PDF storage. This offers streamlined employee eligibility process management and reduces the risk of ICE fines.
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Motor Vehicle Records

Motor Vehicle Records

Data Facts offers a quick search which uncovers relevant administrative (license type, issue and expiration date, restrictions), and illegal (violations, convictions, revocations, suspensions) information. This minimizes the risk of hiring an unsafe driver, and avoiding a negligent hiring lawsuit. 

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Specialty Screening Packages

Specialty Screening Packages

Data Facts offers clients flexibility by providing post-employment screening and progressive screening packages, which enable employers to streamline processes, reduces costs, and increase the quality of new hires.

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Partners & Affiliates


Data Facts was a founding member of the NAPBS, which was founded in 2003. As a non-profit trade association, NAPBS serves to represent the interest of companies offering employment and background screening. NAPBS offers an opportunity for qualified companies to participate in shaping the body of knowledge and regulations impacting our futures.

Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club

The Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club was established in Memphis, TN in 2005. Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance has owned the Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club since 2007. The purpose of the Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club is to foster teamwork among Mid-South business leaders and to provide as many enrichment opportunities, as possible, to strengthen the business community and help pave the way for business leaders to become more involved in the community.

Society for Human Resource Management 

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Data Facts is a member of national SHRM as well as the Memphis, Charlotte, Concord, Gaston County in Gastonia, NC, North Alabama and Middle Tennessee chapters.

Compliance Corner

Data Facts is 100% committed to maintaining quality and accuracy on each and every report.

Data Facts adheres strictly to the standards and benchmarks created when we became accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) last year. This multistage process ensures that you get the most accurate results available. Data Facts maintains a PROVEN 0% error rate which gives you peace of mind to know that you are making a sound hiring decision. Each investigator is audited monthly, and all third party researchers are vetted quarterly. 

Note - Data Facts NEVER offshores your data. The absence of strict data privacy laws and enforcement structures in other countries raises concerns about the security of personal information in the hands of contractors abroad.

More best practice resources to help you maintain compliance:

→ Providing Private Database-Only Criminal Records

→ How to Set Up A Successful Background Screening Policy
→ Best Practices for Responding to an EEOC Charge
→ The Do’s and Dont’s of Pre-Employment Screening



Data Facts has partnered with a variety of Applicant Tracking Systems to help you make the smartest hiring and employee management decisions. Whether you are a recruiter, employee relations manager, hiring manager or an executive, Data Facts Applicant Tracking software will reduce your cost to hire and time to fill the position through automation. Eliminate process steps, increase productivity and make better hiring decisions.

Data Facts offers the following integrated solutions for a seamless recruitment, background screening and hiring process. Put the best candidate to work for you!


Click HERE to visit the ERC Website

Find the best people, trim your time to hire, improve regulatory compliance and efficiency, and generate maximum hiring credits - all from an ATS that is modular and scalable to YOUR needs. Hire and retain the very best!


Click HERE to visit the iCIMS website

iCIMS offers robust yet scalable technology, capable of powering multiple talent initiatives within one core platform. From Applicant Tracking and Onboarding, to Performance Management Software, iCIMS' easy to use platform fully streamlines your entire candidate and employee management needs.


Click HERE to visit the NowHire web site

NOWHIRE addresses every type of staffing need with a web-based corporate recruiting software solution that integrates all phases of the employment lifecycle into a seamless, efficient and automated hiring process.


Click HERE to visit the Proforma web site

E-Authorize is designed to help you bring the right people into your organization quickly, easily accurately. The E-Authorize solution features data collection, applicant tracking, document capture and storage, compliance management and an intuitive web-based interface.


Click HERE to visit the SmartSearch web site

Using advanced web-services technology, SmartSearch is designed to seamlessly integrate with existing applications for managing all employment related information. With over 20 years of experience, SmartSearch's easy to use software brings all the pieces together on your desktop.


Click HERE to visit the Vikus web site...

Vikus' unique blend of scientific techniques and leading edge technology provides clients with measurable and dramatic improvements in employee recruiting, selection, development and retention. Vikus also features the Hartman Value Profile assessment to provide insight into the structure of the candidate's value system, helping to predict behavior in the workplace. Try it for free now.

*Pricing is based on volume and a number of other factors. Please contact Sales at 901.685.7599 or backgroundscreening@datafacts.com to get a quote for your specific needs.

Consumer Background Screening


To order your own background check, click the link below, choose your package and fill in all applicable fields. Please note that fields with a red asterisk beside them are required fields. Pay with either a Visa or a MasterCard and your background screening report will be sent back to the email you supply.

Consumer Packages: Click Here to Order

National Criminal Database Search Package $20

  • A search of compiled national databases includes a SSN trace and validation and sexual offenders list.

County Criminal Search Package $15

  • A seven year search of the county court record for misdemeanors and felonies.

Basic Package $29.95

  • National Social Security Number Trace

  • National Criminal Database Search

  • Single county criminal search of Felonies and Misdemeanors

  • National Sex Offender Registry

Advanced Package $69.95

  • National Social Security Number Trace

  • National Criminal Database Search

  • 7 year search of Felonies and Misdemeanors in all counties/states revealed in the SS trace (up to 3)*

  • National Sex Offender Registry

*Court fees may apply in some areas. Fees are passed through.


Employment FAQs

Q: What is the difference between a county search and a statewide search?
One of the most misunderstood aspects of employment screening is the way that criminal records are researched. There is no nationwide system that combines court records from all 50 states. Maintaining and organizing criminal records is the responsibility of each individual state. The accessibility of the information is determined by state and/or county regulations. It is important to recognize the difference between records kept on a county level and those maintained in a statewide system. Understanding the pros and cons associated with each system will help you determine which search best suits your needs.

County search pros:

  • A county search includes the most up to date information available.

County search cons:

  • County searches only cover a limited geographical area.
  • Searching several counties can be more expensive than searching the state.
  • Not all jurisdictions provide all misdemeanors.  Misdemeanors or minor offenses filed in outlying courthouses or in Justice of the Peace courts may not always appear. 

Statewide search pros:

  • A statewide search covers most counties in the state.
  • A statewide search can be less expensive than searching each county individually.

Statewide search cons:

  • Statewide searches are not available in all areas.
  • Some states use databases that are updated infrequently and may exclude some counties. Our representatives have a thorough understanding of the criminal record system in every state. We can explain the specifics of each state's court system and make suggestions regarding which search would be best for you.

Q: Is it legal to ask a person's birth date before a job offer is made?

It is legal to obtain the date of birth during the application process. It is not legal to discriminate based on a person's age when considering employment.

Q: What is the importance of the date of birth on employment searches?

Every court has their own method of recording, storing and reporting the data from their files. Language, codes and terminology are not always standard. Some variables, however, remain constant. When people are arrested the information taken and recorded starts with the name. The identifier used next is the date of birth (DOB). This information is gathered by the information stated by the arrested individual and perhaps, any identification they may be carrying.  When researchers check court files they must first search by name. If a name is found, they must look for "identifiers" to make sure of the identity of the individual. The DOB is the first line of identification after the name.  Sometimes an applicant may have a previous name or an "alias" name.  A search for a criminal record does not include the previous name unless specifically requested since court indexes are maintained by the name used for the criminal filing.  A search under a previous or different name is, in fact, a separate search. 
Many Americans mistakenly assume that files are recorded by Social Security Number. This is not true. Social Security Numbers may or may not be collected by the judicial systems and the current trend is to omit the SSN form public access files. This move has come about due to privacy issues and the growing problem of identity theft.

How do we combat this?

It is not always possible to be 100% sure that the information in the files is totally accurate but experienced researchers do their best to match the files they locate. Sometimes as an employer you may be told that there is a delay in reporting due to a possible record. Researchers may find records they believe belong to the person they are researching but may have to requisition additional court records and compare numerous documents in an attempt to verify identity. 
What can YOU do?

1. Make sure the applicant lists their DOB on the Release Authorization form.

2. Be sure to correctly enter the DOB when ordering from Data Facts.

3. Consider ordering a Social Trace as part of your order package. This is a tool that often identifies additional names and addresses that are associated with the consumer and may help you perform a more complete background search.

4. Consider ordering Motor Vehicle Records on your applicants. By verifying the validity of their drivers' license, a wealth of information may be revealed that would otherwise not come to light.

Q: How long does it take to get information when conducting a background search?

The average turnaround time for a background search is 1 to 3 business days.

Q: What is the most accurate type of criminal record search?

A county court search for both felony and misdemeanor records is usually the most revealing source of information.

Q: What is a National Criminal Database Search (NCDS)?

The National Criminal Database is a database compiled by private agencies collecting information from a variety of sources. Multiple sources, including some county records, some state Department of Corrections files; Sexual Offenders lists (from states requiring offenders to register) may contribute to the database. There may be felonies, misdemeanors or some traffic violations included in the database depending on the reporting source. Not all states or all counties report information to database providers.

The NCDS is useful in providing a broader scope to a criminal search by including a greater geographic search area and is a good first step in a progressive search but it is not intended to replace a physical search of court records or to stand alone as a criminal records search.

Q: Is there a nationwide federal record search of criminal records available?

A nationwide registry of persons who have been incarcerated in a Federal prison is available. This report will show only those individuals who have served a sentence in a federal penitentiary but will not show those convicted with sentences which did not result in incarceration for a federal offence.

Q: Will all arrests be found in a county court search?

No. Arrests in the municipal courts also known as City Court Records are not always in the county courts – like jay walking, excessive noise, etc.

Q: How will conducting a criminal records search for job applicants protect my firm from negligent hiring issues?

Conducting a reasonable search will help identify possible problems which could be quite costly to the company before a hiring decision is made. This information could help avoid problems resulting from absenteeism and tardiness, theft, violence or other costly misconduct. In addition, judges consider the effort an employer has made and the care given in the selection process when making decisions in negligent hiring suits 
System Questions

Q: How do I order reports on-line?

For complete instructions on how to order a report click here: Order Reports

Q: What are the system requirements for using the Data Facts programs?

Internet Explorer version 6.0 or greater with 128-bit encryption is recommended for program access. It is recommended that the user have a fast internet connection other than dial-up since all transactions will be processed online. If you are using dial-up, the report order and retrieval process will be slower than if working on a fast internet connection.

Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view/print the credit reports. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader.

Q: How do I verify what version of Internet Explorer I have?

To verify the version of Internet Explorer you are using:

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click on Help
  • Click on About Internet Explorer and verify the version listed

If you need to update your current version, this update can be completed by going to Microsoft's Internet Explorer download page. Please keep in mind that your internet connection speed will determine how quickly this update process is completed. If you need assistance in upgrading, please contact Data Facts technical support at support@datafacts.com.

Q: Can I receive a notice when my reports are completed?

Yes. We can send you a notice via E-mail that will notify you that your reports are ready to pick up on-line.

Q: Can I receive my invoice via E-mail?

Yes. We send all monthly invoices via E-mail.

Click here for MVR fees





We could not be more PLEASED!

The system is easy to use, and the turnaround time for reports is quite remarkable. Their service and support team are an asset, as they respond immediately to questions or needs throughout the screening process. It is a totally different type of support than we have experienced in the past with other background companies. I would highly recommend Data Facts to any company looking for a partner in background screening. You will not be disappointed!

Human resources director

Intermediate Healthcare Center

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Data Facts is committed to helping each student and teacher have the security they desire. With our comprehensive background screening services, we can help protect and secure the integrity of your institution.


Data Facts makes it easy for health care organizations to proactively identify high-risk personnel or businesses by offering pre and post hire background screening solutions.Patient safety and information security are top priorities of most healthcare companies.


Compliance with the Department of Transportation is an essential factor of any business on the move. Data Facts will ensure that safety is the number one priority by helping to hire competent employees who will contribute to growth.


Quality and time service are top priorities for most manufacturing businesses. A company must have the best employees working together for common goals to meet these deadlines and deliver quality products. Data Facts' complete suite of background screening products and services will ensure you hire the most qualified candidates to safely perform the task at hand.


Data Facts knows that in today's economic environment, small risks can have big consequences. When a business has franchise opportunities, they are putting their name on the line whenever a new franchise opportunity arises, it is imperative that businesses have access to a potential franchisee's criminal and financial records.


Undoubtedly, your non-profit organization has a mission that includes attaining competent employees and volunteers to help you meet your goals. People are the most vital part of any organization, and it is important that your organization is protected from harm.


Crime from insiders within the banking industry is at an all-time high. Screening applicants is more important than ever. Data Facts offers a comprehensive background screening program for companies who need to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, We understand that security is a top priority, and we will help you hire the best candidate to ensure your company is protected.


High employee turnover is a number one concern for most retail businesses. By utilizing Data Facts background screening products combined with our drug testing and assessment surveys, you can decrease your turnaround rates by 37%.

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