Social Security Number Trace (SSN)

ESR offers Social Security Trace services

The SSN Trace is a valuable tool used to identify names and jurisdictions used by an individual to search for criminal records.


ESR’s Social Security Number (SSN) Trace uses a private sector database compiled from hundreds of sources that include credit headers, U.S. Postal Service address forwarding, utility bill records and voter registration records. The SSN Trace checks the provided Social Security number for names and addresses that have been used in conjunction with a given SSN.  


Currently, this search also returns the year and state of issue, if the SSN is a validly issued number and conducts a scan of the Social Security Administration (SSA) Death Master Index File of deceased persons.    


The SSN Trace is not an “identity verification” tool so an employer should never make an adverse employment decision based solely upon the information contained in this search.



The most selective companies trust ESR to manage their screening programs.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a global background check firm that is a strategic choice for employers who need accuracy and compliance in their background screening programs.

ESR is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and undergoes yearly SOC 2® audits to ensure the privacy, security, confidentiality of consumer information.

ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual.” To learn more about services and solutions from ESR, please fill out the form to the right.

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