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SSN & ID Consumer Questions

What’s the difference between Social Security Number and IDentity Validation?

Both check the validity of your social security (SSN) number, which is scrubbed through the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File (SSA DMF), then screened through the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (OFAC-SDN). IDentity Validation traces your SSN use history returning any previous addresses, multiple identities, if any, and any additional SSN’s associated with your SSN.

How does Easy Verification get the information?

Easy Verification pulls information through a secured portal to obtain SSN data and SSN reported deceased information from the SSA which is updated weekly, OFAC-SDN file is updated every 24 hours. Name and address information is obtained from multiple providers who update their records daily. Using multiple sources makes it possible to verify the validity of an address right down to the apartment or suite number. Sources include credit files, motor vehicle records, voter registration, marketing databases and more.

Why would a business or bank need to check OFAC-SDN list?

In a word - regulations. The financial community such as banks and lenders must comply with regulatory mandates including the USA Patriot Act and Red Flags Rule implemented as a protective measure preventing fraud, and prohibited transactions.

What is SDN?

As part of its enforcement efforts, OFAC publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called Specially Designated Nationals (SDN). Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.

Can I run a search on myself as an individual or can anyone run a search on me?

No. Easy Verification does not offer service to the general public. We provide service to qualified verifiers with a legitimate business, and permissible purpose for the specific intended use of validating the information you provided on an application or in connection with a transaction initiated by you.

Is my information kept safe?

We do not use data for anything other than your intended purpose. We do not sell, share or repurpose the results of any searches performed by our clients, a qualified verifier. Easy Verification keeps information no longer than necessary to meet the objectives of the transaction or as required by law. The information we receive about you by the requesting verifier and the data providers is disclosed only to those authorized and participate in your transaction in a closed-loop communication.