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 …Continue reading "BBB Warns About Background Check Email Scam"
The U.S. Justice Department has accused a private security company contracted to provide background investigations to the federal government of faking at least 665,000 completed background checks while receiving nearly $12 million in bonus payments from 2008 to 2010, according to a report from CNN available at http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/23/justice/us-background-check-fraud/index.html.Continue reading "US Government Accuses Security Contractor of Faking 665000 Completed Background Checks"
In a story demonstrating the importance of accreditation standards for private background screening firms, the Federal Times reports that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – which oversees background investigations for the government – is investigating a growing list of cases involving the alleged falsifying of security clearance background checks while a “consistent backlog” …Continue reading "Falsified Background Checks Show Importance of Accreditation Standards for Private Screening Firms"
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 …Continue reading "Better Business Bureau Warns Job Seekers about Background Check Scams for Employment"
A story from the Providence (RI) Journal website Projo.com about a Rhode Island man reportedly faking a background check to conceal his criminal record so he could get hired as assistant coach of a girls’ High School volleyball team shows the lengths some jobseekers may go to conceal their criminal pasts during the hiring process. After attending practices …Continue reading "Jobseeker Reportedly Fakes Background Check for High School Coaching Job to Conceal Criminal Record"
To help some frustrated jobseekers succeed in the current job market, one company is offering false job references – complete with job titles, start dates and end dates, and salary – to people seeking employment who are willing to pay a fee plus a monthly subscription. This service that offers phony references from real “Reference Providers” …Continue reading "Past Employment Verifications Important to Employers with some Jobseekers Receiving False Job References for a Price"