Information about the background of an individual or
organization is gathered in order to assess their trustworthiness for
performing desired functions. Examples include:
inexpensive commercial background checks commonly used in pre-employment screening,
credit and financial checks commonly used in loan processing, and
in-depth background checks used for government security clearances.
Complexity: The cost of
performing background checks can range from as low as a few hundred dollars
to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the depth and level of detail
desired and the activities involved in the individual's history.