Twenty-five percent of employment references are fabricated.
Oftentimes human resource departments are reluctant to give information
for fear of being hit with a defamation lawsuit. Since past employers
have significant insight regarding an individual, the challenge becomes
finding out as much as possible without jeopardizing anyone. Backgrounds
USA has the skills to interview your prospective employees’ references
in an attempt to ascertain honesty and character. The wealth of
information provided by third parties when acquired by a skilled
investigator is infinitely more valuable than information provided by
first determines how long the reference has known the individual and the
nature of their relationship. We then find information about the
have specific information that you are seeking, we can design legally
worded customized questions to obtain the information you need.
According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act,: "no consumer may bring any
action or proceeding in the nature of defamation, invasion of privacy or
negligence with respect to the reporting of information against any
consumer reporting agency, any user of information ...." Because
Backgrounds USA is a consumer reporting agency, we are protected under
the Fair Credit Reporting Act. (601.e) This means that we are able to
provide you with more of the information you need.