For some people, the words “Background Screening” elicits fear. It is actually a normal reaction. You see, most people fear being scrutinized and judged lacking. Even if you know that you have been upfront about your documents, your education, and your references – you somehow fear that further inspection will negate it. Let’s dispel that dread by being transparent about what background screening entails for TrueProfile.io.
The DataFlow Group is the leading service provider for Primary Source Verification (PSV). Employers, immigration departments, regulators, and government entities rely on us for verification solutions. PSV Reports are made based on the documents given by individuals. These papers can be your education certificate or diploma, your professional license, employer references, etc. It can also be payslips, time cards, Transcript of Records, professional memberships, and the like.
The DataFlow Group does background checks by contacting the Issuing Authority (IA) – meaning whoever issued the document. This is to check if the paper you submitted is real. I have seen comments on social media that DataFlow is very strict. We need to be in order to protect not just the community, but also the qualified professionals.
What do we Check?
We verify everything that is on the document, and even data that is not included. If you have submitted a Diploma with a seal, we check the seal and even the logo. If all turns out fine, but the logo gets denied by the IA, that will mean a big question mark on the veracity of the document that you have given. It does happen, so make sure that the diploma you provide really came from your college, and not just a replica using your real credentials.
Our process hits a snag when we are not able to contact you. If we cannot contact the IA, we need to ask you for more information. If the verifier – the main contact person for the IA – cannot verify your papers, we would need to ask you for supplementary or supporting documents. DataFlow’s preferred method of contact is via email, so make sure you check your emails regularly.
No Fear if it’s Real
Ultimately, you should not have any worries as long as the documents you have submitted are the real deal. It should also be the best possible copy that you upload. It would be hard to check a document that you can barely read, so make sure that the copy is clear. Once you have ensured all of these, leave the rest to us.