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Background Check Mobile Phone Apps and Instant Background Check Web Sites

Perhaps you’ve seen the advertisements for background checking Web sites and smart phone apps offering “instant” background checks on anyone. They may claim to help everyday people answer the question “is this person a criminal or a creep,” in seconds, with little effort or cost. But do you get what you pay for?

This complimentary whitepaper co-written by Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), examines background check mobile phone apps and instant background check Web sites run independently of an Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) approved process, revealing some of their benefits and pitfalls for both the person being searched and the person or agency initiating the search.




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