Nursing Homes Not Protecting Your Loved Ones

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It’s a sad state of affairs when we have to place our parents or grandparents in a nursing home. It is even worse when we have to worry about whether the employees will steal from our loved ones. Unfortunately, this happens more than you may wish to believe. It is such a huge problem, the […]

Do Background Checks + Relationships = Success?

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Daters often ask me if I would do a background check on the significant (or not so significant) other. This is especially popular for the brave souls who venture the online dating world.  The conversation usually begins with one of the following: “I met this person online and I want to make sure he/she is […]

Background Checks In The News

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Recently, I’ve noticed background checks are suddenly newsworthy! Unfortunately, it is not usually good news. For example, the recent navy yard shooting by the IT dude is a topic of interest by many talking heads. The one point they are quick to discuss is the background check (or lack thereof) of the shooter. No one […]

FTC Warns Data Brokers of Privacy Violations

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The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to ten data broker companies warning that their practices could violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after a test-shopping operation by the FTC indicated the companies were willing to sell consumer information without abiding by FCRA requirements.

FTC Busts Data Brokers for Violations

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In my recent newsletter, I wrote about the FTC and their recent crackdown on data brokers violating privacy laws. In a nutshell, there are background screening companies out there (the majority of them online) who are breaking privacy laws by promising to give you information you may not be legally privy to. For example, many […]

June Newsletter available

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The Hawk-i newsletter is now available to the public. Be sure to check out all the educational information- what to do if your identity is slolen, legislative updates, and more! If you are not already signed up to automatically recieve the newsletter, be sure to click on “Contact Us” and send us a request.