Difference in Types of Background Checks – Types of Background Checks

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  My topic today is the difference in background checks-both in types and in providers. So, first let’s  talk about the difference between types of background checks. There are many types of background checks-from criminal, to motor vehicle, credit, eviction, civil records, I9s, etc. You can access background checks in many ways-online, snail mail or […]

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 […]

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 […]