BBB Warns About Background Check Email Scam

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Better Business Bureau® (BBB) is warning consumers to be on the lookout for a background check email scam that landed in BBB inboxes recently. The BBB warns the fake messages claim someone ordered a background check on the email recipients to get them to click an …

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Better Business Bureau Warns Job Seekers about Background Check Scams for Employment

Job seekers in the St. Louis, Missouri area say they have been scammed by thieves claiming to represent a company performing biohazard cleanup work, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns. All victims claimed the thieves cut off communications after collecting the $89 fee job seekers paid for a supposed pre-employment criminal background check using prepaid …

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Employers Discover Fast and Cheap Online Background Checks Using Criminal Databases Not Always Accurate or Legal

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor According to an age old platitude, “If something looks too good to be true, it probably is,” so employers should be wary of fast and cheap online criminal background checks that promise accurate and legal information on job applicants at the click …

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Ohio Business Owner Ordered to Repay Nearly $750,000 for Forging Employee Criminal Background Checks

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News In yet another case of falsified or outright phony background checks, a business owner in Ohio was ordered to repay nearly three-quarters of a million dollars for forging criminal background checks for employees of her home health-care business. According to a blog post on Cleveland.com, the online home of The …

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BBB Warns Jobseekers of Job Scams Involving Background Checks and Credit Reports

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News As if it isn’t tough enough finding a job with the unemployment rate around 10 percent, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has issued a warning to jobseekers about scammers taking advantage of the current weak economy by targeting unemployed people desperate to work, scams including false background checks and unnecessary …

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Former College Basketball Star Indicted for Alleged Background Check and Jobs Scam

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer A former college basketball star in Michigan has been indicted for his alleged role in a background check and jobs scam where applicants paid fees for background checks that were never performed for jobs for which no applicants were ever hired. According to a report on the Lansing …

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Nebraska Man Accused of Running Background Check Scam

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer A recent news story from Nebraska suggests that the next time you want a background check company to run a background check for you, you may want to run a background check on the background check company first to see if they run real background checks. According to …

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