Preliminary Record Searches are defined by the investigative industry as a check of public record sources as well as investigative and proprietary databases. These searches can also be referred to in part as Background Investigations, or Background Checks. Corporate Investigative Services, Inc. is a well respected, time tested professional investigative agency that is well equipped to handle your Preliminary Record Searches.

Below are some examples of information that may be obtained when conducting Preliminary Record Searches:

  • Address and name history of the subject
  • Civil Litigation (local/state/federal levels)
  • Criminal Records (local/state/federal levels)
  • Liens and Judgments
  • UCC/Financing Statements
  • Bankruptcy Filings
  • Corporate Affiliations
  • Professional Licensing
  • Driver’s License Abstracts
  • Motor Vehicle Registrations
  • Location of Medical Records
Preliminary Record Searches

Preliminary Record Searches can be performed independently, in conjunction with, or as a precursor to utilizing our Surveillance Services. They can also be performed as a part of Claims Investigations, Theft Investigations, Internal Investigations, Fraud Investigations, High Risk Terminations, or other legitimate business needs. Additionally, information obtained can often uncover other potential leads. These include but are certainly not limited to witness locates and subsequent interviewing and statement taking.

Preliminary Record Searches

What are the benefits of conducting Preliminary Record Searches? The answer to this question will vary depending on the type of investigation or claim you are responsible for handling. For example, let’s say you have an employee who is out on a workers’ compensation claim for a back injury, or you are an insurance adjuster who has a person claiming a neck injury as a result of a low speed impact. Preliminary Records Searches can uncover civil litigation where the subject has sued for the same type of injury, or the location of a medical record which may show that the subject was seen at a hospital shortly before the date of loss.

Another example could involve theft or fraud investigations. Potential information that could be gleaned includes financial problems of the subject including bankruptcies, liens and judgments. This could be helpful in establishing a motive.

A third example could involve a high risk termination. Knowing whether or not your employee has had any prior criminal or civil history involving violence is crucial especially in today’s society where workplace violence is almost a daily news event.