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Background Checks are used for everything from employment to rental housing (Senior Citizens; Assisted Living; Section 8 Housing). A Background Check typically includes Social Security Number, Citizenship Status, criminal, commercial, and financial records and range from minimal sensitivity (such as employment for a minimum wage job) to high (such as a job related to the FBI or National Security). It may include property and driving records, drug testing, evaluations for Medical, Mental, and Physiological examinations, polygraphs and arrests/ imprisonment. Typically, a person cannot refuse a Background Check unless you wish to forfeit what you desire, e.g. that housing, that employment. Reasons for BCs include to verify personal information, personal honesty and integrity, exclude drug users, and general risk management.
It all depends on the employer, usually after seven years a bankruptcy is clear from your record, even though someone has a bankruptcy in their record they can try to get credit to begin to improve their credit.
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In most states conviction of a felony for an adult will always remain a matter of public record. Some states have statutes which allow only certain individuals to obtain this information. Investigate whether your convicting State has an expungement process to remove the felony. It costs time and…
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Untrue I have a friend who is a court reporter and she has a background. She sent the state her criminal background with explanation and was approved by the state to work in the legal field. If the offense was a long time ago example 10 years ago and you've been clean since is a help. I've met lawye…
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Hi there, Try using the credit check resource provided here but you can conduct a criminal record check online here checkcriminalrecord.com for fast and relatively cheap. You can do it for free in person, but you will most likely have to wait and there will probably be some type of processing fee …
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If you are doing a background check for employment screening or tenant screening, you need to make sure it is FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) compliant otherwise you expose your self to liability and potential legal action from the person you are doing the check on. If your background check is simp…
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"Yes. A felony is for life." The answer is, it depends where you live. The FCRA now states you can go back indefinately, but state laws still supersede when performing background checks. Example, in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, just to name a few, cannot report anything older than 7 y…
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In many cases, yes. But it will depend on the nature of your contract and also your state/countries employment laws. In the UK, the job offer you received should have been provisional and made subject to 'a satisfactory criminal record check'. If there were no provisions on the offer, the employer …
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Answer Not after the person becomes a legal adult. Answer The above also applies in Canada.
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CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Enhanced DBS checks can reveal allegations and quashed convictions. Chief Police Officers can (at their discretion) choose to include any intelligence they hold on an individual if they believe it is relevant to a recruitment decision. If the police have incl…
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It depends on the Background check. There are several types: security clearance, basic check for an apartment, gun purchases, and some others. That totally depends on the type of background check being conducted. If we talk about the criminal cases, the things shown during background checks…
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You will need to contact the agency that is in charge of those records for correction. You will only be able to dispute things that you can prove are not true.
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It totally depends on how far back the employer chooses to look into your criminal record and/or if they are looking for any involvement in any kind of specific type of crime.An employment background check can reveal many things such as property records, court documents, arrest records, aliases, mar…
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They Sure Are Bank of America issues credit cards to people who do NOT have social security numbers or a credit history as long as they have had a checking account with them for three months without having a overdraft. That's a fancy way of saying they ARE issuing credit cards to ILLEGAL immigra…
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That depends on the company and what type of info they are looking for,
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no it wont you have to have a judgment of conviction first in order for it to show up on a backrounf check
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Warrants for arrest that are still pending show up on background checks. It would depend on who is conducting the background check ie; private investigator, law enforcement, etc.
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You can find how many years a company has been in business by conducting a company / business background check there are various different levels of these searches.
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It depends on what you mean. In Tennessee, and probably most other states, nothing "shows up" to the gun dealer. The system simply approves or denies the sale and gives no other information. Additional answer: what the law enforcement agency looks for is criminal activity, felonies or certain misdem…
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Employment background checks can contain a large amount of information - but that depends on what product/add-ons the employers opts to purchase. Some of the more common contents of an employment background check include: - Identity verification - Education verification - Employment verification…
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It's not the check that disqualifies, but the underlying action. For example; if patients mysteriously died while in your care, that is not the fault of the background check. I would say that that which would disqualify a nurse is the same as would disqualify anyone except that nurses have the op…
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Absolutely. I recently was placed by a temp agency. The employer now wants to hire me and asked me to sign a paper for a background check. I had some bad check charges on my record 12 years ago. I was honest and told the employer. They asked me to fill it out anyway since it was so long ago.
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All Depends It all depends upon how intensive the report is desired to be. The type of information requested and rather or not the person whose background is being checked is easily found. These are some of the factors you have to consider. It could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days, mo…
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I did check with my attorney and he said local law ordinance violations do not show on background check.--This is generally true. Ordinance violations are generally held in municipal courts which are virtually impossible to search in most cases because there are so many of them and they do not put r…
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A warrant on your background check will definitely affect your chances of landing a job.. Most companies would consider a pending warrant on your background check as a red flag and could be grounds for rejection. For more background check information visit the related link.
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As a HR Manager....the answer is YES as well as drug screening in most stores. how many years does Kmart go back on the back ground checks?
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Depending on the type of background check and the laws of your country or state, a check can look for criminal record, police intelligence, financial history, employment history, residential history, etc.
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The goal of a company is to find out as much as they can about the skills and behaviors an applicant will bring to an organization. An employer is basically trying to establish whether you will be a good fit for the organization and what type of risk you might pose to that organization. Most emp…
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Yes, a vast majority do conduct some type of background and credit check.
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Because it is the only way to find out the criminal and financial history of someone.
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It can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to do a proper background check, depending on the type of background check it is, and the various institutions that may have to be contacted. Any ad that suggests "instant" background checks is either a scam or a background check that is incredibl…
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You're probably talking about the 4473.
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The question of whether or not a Baker act will show up on your background check depends on the type of check is done. A standard one will not show it, but a deeper one might.
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Most background checks will only access information from after the individual is 18 years of age. Some specialized background checks may pull juvenile information.
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How long a DUI shows up on a background check varies based upon where the DUI was received. It can remain on your driving record for up to 12 years. If the person was also found guilty of criminal charges, that can remain on your background check indefinitely. This too varies by state, as there are …
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The military will have individuals fill out a medical health survey. If they lie about their past conditions, they can be subject to court martial and dis-honorable discharge. And a background check will often reveal medical related information in billing.
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That is one of the purposes of the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA) which enables you the opportunity to dispute any errors in your background check. Employers must follow FCRA guidelines when making an employment hiring/firing decision based on a background check. Under federal law they are requir…
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Most companies to run a background check on prospective employees. The background check will look at previous rental history and any type of criminal activity.
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Many employers choose to search the most common records such as criminal records, driving records, and education verification. Other searches such as sex offender registry, credential verification, reference checks, credit reports and patriot act, searches are becoming increasingly common. Employer…
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typically employers go back 7 years on a county level and 10 years on a state level. Only serious felony convictions that require jail time would possibly be a problem. i wouldn't worry about misdemeanorsand such. Employers will also do a credit check I had a conviction when i was 22 and have had…
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There are a number of situations where it would be illegal to do a background check on you. It is illegal if they do not have your permission for example.
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There are many different types of criminal background checks that are run for a variety of reasons. In a basic check, your criminal history as well as things such as any arrest record you have are examined. This examination can go deeper depending on the level of work you are applying for.
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A pending charge will not show up on a background check until you are convicted. A background check will bring up all current convictions.
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A federal background check will show all criminal history.
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if you had a misdeminor ans sealed it, will still show on your background check
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It depends on what items on a background check you are talking about if you are talking about tax liens, judgments, and bankruptcies then yes only seven years by law. If you are talking about criminal searches they can go back as far as the researching entity wishes to pay for the research to find.
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The security background check usually regards a comprehensive history and investigation done on the applicant by the FBI. The FBI check involves criminal history, employment histories, interviewing friends and neighbors, and sometimes a check of credit.
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This just happened to me. I thought you were only required to report felonies. Anybody out there who can answer this?
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Different sections of background checks have different periods that are reportable. For instance, most address summaries can go back about 20-30 years. Criminal record searches can go back as far as the interested party wishes to go and to pay for in terms of research as criminal records are fully p…
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YES THEY DO!Its absolutely wrong to say that only charges you have been convicted of show up in a background check. Follow this link:http://www.courts.state.ny.us/apps/chrs/By paying a simple fee of 55 dollars; you can obtain a report which details out all cases (misdemeanor's & felonies) which …
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A felony will show up permanently on a background check until or unless it is expunged. You can contact an attorney if you would like to try to get it expunged.
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It depends on how in depth the check is but most likely yes.
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In most cases, unless otherwise specified, a criminal background check is just for felonies. This being the case, generally, misdemeanors will not show up.
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No one does free back ground checks. Any site claiming it does is just trying to get you to sign up for a "trial membership" which will inturn cost you alot of money. The best way is just to pay for it, i think its like 35 dollars or something. The site www.recordninja.com gives you totally free b…
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Generally, there are not background checks at the Canada/US border. However, the border agents are able to use their discretion to check on someone that is suspected of criminal activity.
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Depends. Criminal searches are different from an actual arrest search.
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No you will have to authorize the university itself in writing to release transcripts to any inquiring body. The only thing that can be determined by running an education verification background check is whether or not you successfully completed a degree also if you achieved some special status such…
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Yes. All new Starbucks employees around the world must submit to a background investigation prior to employment and during certain intervals. The investigation includes Criminal (including county, state and federal checks), Education including certifications, Employment, SSN Validation, Credit, Mot…
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Pretty much all intelligent companies will run a background check.
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You usually do not need to bill out a 10 year background check. The definition of a background check is that someone else is checking on you. It is impossible for you to report everything on yourself. This is why database systems are used to cull the information the employer is looking for. If you f…
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They can go as far back as they wish with the exception of certain items which can only be searched 7 years into the past those items are bankruptcies, tax liens, and judgments.
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Jobs do background checks so they make sure you were honest in your resume. They also do not want to hire criminals or people who will make the company look bad or who are high risk.
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Drug rehab will only be shown on a background check if ordered by the court,or convicted of drug use. However, if you have been admitted privately[by yourself or family] and received a certificate of Rehabilitation, you are in the clear.
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Yes, they do background checks and drug tests for drivers and possibly other employees as well.
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Run a completely free background check on anyone by using the free resources and databases at recordninja.
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Most "real" background checks take 24-72 hours to complete, unless there are hangups with particular elements of the background check: Delays are typically caused by: 1. Educational institution fails to respond or is slow to respond - Like during the Summer or holidays, when no one may be in the r…
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If a wrong address shows in a background check, it would be necessary to contact the business or reporting party that shows the wrong address. For example, if it was from an employer, contact the employer to fix it.
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Depending on type of position. "Misdemeanor "is a broad term. I'd like to know a more specific charge.
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Almost all criminal background checks require admin time and therefore will cost money. Using a free internet search engine or local archives if available (i.e. library/court records) are the only free methods.
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In Illinois, a misdemeanor will show up on a background check. The background check will also show the class of the misdemeanor and the chronicle details.
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Anytime and always would be the answer to when to do background check. Since the prices of background checks are so low there is really no reason not to run a background check. The top reasons I have found that people perform background checks are: 1. To screen potential employees. 2. To check …
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A scam charge is a charge that could appear on a back ground check. A scam can involve obtaining money or objects illegally by presenting an untrue story.
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The general rule at least on database is 7 - 10 years. However, there are many different levels of criminal searches it depends on how extensive of a search is conducted.
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Most items on a background check can be searched as far into the past as the inquiring body is interested in paying for with the exception of bankruptcies, tax liens, and judgments.
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There are no free background checks. There will always be some type of fee involved. If it is free, I would not depend on the accuracy. As the old saying goes: "You get what you pay for." For now one of Employment Screening company providing free back ground check at their special offer for More Y…
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It depends on how in depth the inquiring entity is willing to go in most cases though some jurisdictions do purge records in California after seven years. The industry standard is usually seven years however in some jurisdictions that are available on database the time frame on criminal offenses can…
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if it was a result of a crime ,, if nothing transpired ,, it may be sealed in regards to mitigating circumstances
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There is no such thing. Criminal offenses are always reportable with the only exception being a handful of counties in CA which purge records after 7 years. In every other state criminal searches can be conducted as far into the past as the inquiring body is interested in paying for to conduct the n…
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The answer is no, at least in most states, it doesn't register the gun to you. However, it is possible to I.D. the original purchaser from when it was sold new, and any other purchasers, if the purchases were made through gun stores, within a certin number of years. (I work at a shooting range, and …
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Yes, but the depth of the investigation/check may hinge on what type of employment you are seeking. Example: A state highway worker may receive less scrutiny than an applicant for the State Police.
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All criminal convictions will show up on a ground check. Criminal allegations without a conviction should not show up on a background check.
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Yes. That's not to say its in your criminal record, but yes it will show up.
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A military background check may be done before the interview. Be prepared to answer any questions that the employer will find on the check.
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ANSWER: Just write "No work history" in that area.
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A felony charge usually stays on your background check permanently unless it is expunged. Sometimes it comes off in 7 years depending on the circumstances.
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It depends on how in depth the check is but most likely yes.
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There are many jobs in Kentucky that do not do background checks. If you are worried about this, you should try looking for jobs that are small companies.
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yes even if your are not found guilty it is still on your record
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Yes, if the employer pays for a judgment search to take place. However, judgments can only legally reported under FCRA for the past 7 years to conduct a judgment search.
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It would depend on the type and scope of the background check, but generally yes. Determining the criminal history of the person being checked is one of the main reasons for doing it.
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No background checks on minors are not available by law.
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Online background check is a process of checking or investigating public records, criminal records, employment records, commercial records and financial records about a person. It is often done on when applicants applying for a certain job and employers wants to know more the bad secrets of the appl…
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Some of them will.
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NO, if you are hiding something... that is really bad because the parents are suppose to trust the babysitter!!!!!!
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You can't medical records are sealed and private.
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For you as the employer? That would depend on the amount of information you are seeking.
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