Background Screening


With Drug Free Business, you get direct access to public records, criminal records, and verification products. You must meet the requirements for a qualified recipient of FCRA data.


This service is fully compliant with federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulations. You can now receive the same background reports at about one fourth the price that others charge. Example...


Employment Screening:

SCREEN potential employees to prevent falsified or fraudulent data, negligent hiring, employee theft and violence in the workplace. ACCESS credit reports and national, state and county level criminal history. MAKE informed hiring or promoting decisions.

Why should I screen applicants?

Applications frequently contain false or distorted data. Screening eliminates the potential for theft, violence, drug abuse, fraud and costly litigation from negligent hiring. All employees should be screened regardless of position or size and type of company.


Over 60% of applicants have a bad credit history, a criminal past, bad driving history or falsified information on their application. Theft in the workplace occurs in over 90% of companies - $150 Billion lost annually because of workplace fraud and theft


Wide range of Databases

  • Run a complete address search with our People Search product
  • Diligently check for criminal past with 3 different on-line criminal databases with National Coverage, e.g., RAPSHEET
  • Follow up your criminal database searches by sending a court researcher to do a Manual County Criminal search
  • Verify as you type with Application Verification
  • Employment and Education verification
  • Bank and trade line reference verification
  • Experian Authentication to detect fraud
  • Driver's License Scan to instantly scan and populate applications
  • Adhere to laws governing use of consumer reports for employment screening with declination letters

Tenant Screening

PROTECT your rental interests from problem tenants.  LEARN fact from fiction with eviction data, criminal history, ID verification and bankruptcy checks.  ELIMINATE the burden of tedious background research.  RENT safely and economically for one unit or multiple units.

Why should I screen future tenants?

For a successful tenancy, it is important to diligently screen applicants. Past bankruptcy, liens, judgments, evictions, fraud and sex offenses not only indicate potential problems, but could leave you responsible in negligent litigation.


In 2003, consumers had over 2 trillion in outstanding credit with over 1.3 million filing for bankruptcy. This amount is increasing at a rate of over 4.4% annually.

Over 30% of civil litigation involves contract disputes such as evictions.

Over 13 million arrests are made annually in the United States. These offenses range from fraud to sexual and violent offenses.


COLLECT your unpaid debt, new or old, with the same products used by government agencies.  SKIP-TRACE and LOCATE individuals from their credit reports, assets, existing bank accounts, DMV records and/or public records.  SEND collection letters, past-due letters and e-mails instantly.

How do I collect unpaid debt?

Most individuals with a collection past are hard to find and intentionally move from place to place. Skip tracing products are essential when trying to find these individuals. Once located, methods for collecting debt include letters, recurrent phone calls and/or legal action. Collection letters and/or "bait" letters may also be sent instantly.

What is skip tracing?

Skip tracing is the practice of locating hard-to-find individuals. This is achieved with searches, social traces, credit reports, asset searches and/or public records. These searches can result in direct hits, past and present contact information, traces of activity, contact information of relatives and neighbors, civil suits, public records and/or motor vehicle registration.


  • 2 Bureau Credit Header Search
  • People Search
  • Trace Detail
  • Driver's License Search
  • Banking Header Report
  • Bankruptcy Search
  • Bankruptcies, Liens and Judgments
  • Motor Vehicle Search
  • MVR Driver Records
  • Property Search
  • UCC Search
  • Civil High Court County Report
  • Super Phone Search
  • Reverse Phone Lookup

What reports are available for skip tracing?

Credit reports are also very useful when skip tracing. Each consumer bureau has its own social tracing product; however, the People Search is more economical and searches two of these databases. Other credit reports are specifically geared toward collections. If you need a credit bureau specific product, each bureau has its own set of collection reports.


  • Equifax
  • Experian
  • Experian Authentication
  • Trans Union
  • Bank Account and Check History

Review all of DFB's Background Screening Products and Reports. See descriptions, recommendations for use, and geographic coverage.


How to Get Started

Ready to sign up now for background screening services? Please fill out this Application for Access to Consumer Reports and FCRA Related Data and return it to Drug Free Business (


To sign up just for drug testing and drug-free workplace services:  Sign-me-up Form Do you just have a question about background checking, or need some guidance? Contact Us Form or give us a call 800.598.3437.


MORRISVILLE, N.C., JULY 10, 2015 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) announced today that Drug Free Business is now a member of The National Association of Professional Background Screeners.

Worldwide each year, employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports, keeping homes and businesses safe.

Founded in the U.S. as a non-profit trade association in 2003, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) was established to represent the interest of companies offering employment and tenant background screening services. Just as importantly, however, the initial members wanted to establish and promote a high level of ethics and performance standards for the screening industry. The Association currently represents over 700 member companies engaged in employment and tenant background screening across the United States. Member companies range from Fortune 100 companies to small local businesses, conducting millions of pre-employment and tenant background checks each year as part of the hiring and leasing process. NAPBS Member companies are defined as “consumer reporting agencies” pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and are regulated by both the FTC and CFPB.

By joining NAPBS, Drug Free Business recognizes the mission of the association; to promote ethical business practices, compliance with the FCRA, equal employment opportunity, and state and international consumer protection laws relating to the background screening profession. NAPBS provides educational programs aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and to maintain standards of excellence in the background screening profession.

NAPBS proudly welcomes Drug Free Business as its newest member in the screening industry!