Gun Laws and Tragedies

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Is Las Vegas a lesson or just another senseless tragedy? We’ve had quite a few tragedies recently, the most recent being the Las Vegas massacre. Whenever a crazy person goes on a rampage, I’m asked about gun laws and background checks. Currently, there are laws stating you are required to have a background check to […]

Criminal Background Check for Uber Driver

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What the UBER, driver??? The Today Show ran a great story about an Uber driver who went on a shooting spree in between picking up customers. The question in the video was how effective are Uber’s background checks?  The answer may scare you.   See the video here:   The head of Uber security attempted […]

Arrests versus Convictions – Background Checks

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Let’s talk about the difference between a criminal arrest and conviction and why it matters to you. First, a criminal arrest is just that- it means a person was arrested for some reason. A conviction is totally different. A conviction means the person has gone through the court process and is assumed guilty of a […]

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 […]