How is the Information Obtained?
Typically we are supplied 3 usable identifiers for an applicant:
- First and last name (sometimes a middle name or initial)
- Date of Birth (DOB)
- Social Security Number (SSN)
The researcher will utilize these identifiers. A typical match is made using the first and last name. When present, SSN will be utilized in the match.
Bankruptcy cases are not criminal in nature so there is not a booking process that gathers identifiers. Instead, cases are filed by plaintiffs in the federal court. It is very helpful to provide the SSN of the applicant as this information is often available and used to match cases to the applicant.