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Adverse Media Checks

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Adverse Media Checks

Verify candidates by searching thousands of global sources with Certn. In just a few seconds, you’ll easily be able to greenlight hires or action red flags.

Turnaround Time Instant
Recommended for Employers for high seniority roles
Cost $14.99*

*Contact us to explore larger-scale packages and customized pricing.

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Drive your hiring decisions with global records.

Comprehensively cross-reference your candidates.
Check against 100,000+ public databases in over 200 countries and territories. With Certn, no stone is left unturned.

Build a safe and trustworthy workforce.
Certn checks candidates against thousands of data sources for sex offences, illegal behaviour, criminal activity, and regulatory violations.

Be diligent in global hiring.
With all necessary validation checks in place, Certn mitigates your risk of workplace safety issues, compliance, and financial liabilities.

Which Public Records Does this Search?

Fraud Searches

Identify theft, embezzlement, scams, insider trading, securities fraud, and more.

Negative Press

News, forums, and other open sources.

Global Sanctions

Lists such as Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Court Records

Crimes against person or property or statutory crimes.

Sex Offender Registries

Domestic and international sex offender lists.

Terrorist Registries

International anti-terrorist watchlists.

Fraud Searches

Identify theft, embezzlement, scams, insider trading, securities fraud, and more.

Negative Press

News, forums, and other open sources.

Global Sanctions

Lists such as Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Court Records

Crimes against person or property or statutory crimes.

Sex Offender Registries

Domestic and international sex offender lists.

Terrorist Registries

International anti-terrorist watchlists.

Public record checks as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Certn is the easiest way to check your candidates’ backgrounds. There’s no setup fees, no minimums, and no hassle.

1. Select your relevant checks
Pick the products you need — and skip the ones you don’t.

2. Candidates complete checks online
A secure, encrypted link begins the verification process.

3. Your detailed verification report gets created
Results are consolidated and sent for your review.

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Get the world’s easiest public record checks with Certn.

FAQs

Adverse Media Checks, also known as Softcheck, is a search of thousands of international data sources for identification of potential illegal behavior, criminal activity, incidents of fraud, regulatory violations, and negative media information. This service also includes searches of country sanction lists, exposed persons list, sex offender registries, terrorist registries, and most wanted lists from around the globe.

To send a public records check to an applicant, all you need is the applicant’s name and email.

The process for the candidate is simple. Here’s how it works:

  1. A secure link is emailed to the person.
  2. The person consents and inputs their information.
  3. Certn’s technology scans over 110,000 public databases.

The results are available in your Certn dashboard instantly.

After the candidate successfully submits their background check, public records check results are available in minutes. Turnaround times may be instant if the results come back clear. In some cases where the information needs to be verified, it could take a few days. 

Our customers love our comprehensive background checks

Before, we needed local staff to carry out background checks for an individual. Now with Certn, we can have one person doing checks for multiple regions, and it’s all connected through one, global dashboard.
James Chan Operational Manager Fantuan
We looked at 8 different providers, and we’re so happy we made the switch to Certn! They were able to integrate with our ATS to deliver faster and cheaper background checks for MYOB, with a much better candidate experience.
Ed Smith Employee Experience Manager MYOB
Our Certn & Tech Mahindra partnership is a welcomed change in our hiring process. We’re one of the largest recruiters in the world with nearly 200,000 employees. Certn gives us speed, consistency, and a really simple experience for both our candidates, and my talent acquisition team.
Dhawal Parikh Director, Talent Acquisition Tech Mahindra

Certn gives you the speed, security, and scalability you need.

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The world’s easiest background checks

Certn makes everything a cinch — even in a pinch. Our tech-driven checks eliminate bottlenecks and improve time-to-hire by up to 80%.

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Solutions built to your scale.

Whether you need one-off checks or thousands per year, Certn’s low- and no-dev tech is nimble enough for every market condition.

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Global screening, local know-how.

Verify the identity of candidates from 190+ countries. With Certn, you can confidently open up your business to a world of opportunity.

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Top-rated usability and candidate support.

Impress new hires with ease. Certn’s mobile-friendly digital experience delivers a best-in-class experience from “hello” to “you’re hired”.

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The world’s easiest background checks

Certn makes everything a cinch — even in a pinch. Our tech-driven checks eliminate bottlenecks and improve time-to-hire by up to 80%.

1 right

02

Solutions built to your scale.

Whether you need one-off checks or thousands per year, Certn’s low- and no-dev tech is nimble enough for every market condition.

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Global screening, local know-how.

Verify the identity of candidates from 190+ countries. With Certn, you can confidently open up your business to a world of opportunity.

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Top-rated usability and candidate support.

Impress new hires with ease. Certn’s mobile-friendly digital experience delivers a best-in-class experience from “hello” to “you’re hired”.

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Ready for the world’s easiest background checks? It’s time to get Certn.

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