Job hunting is hard enough. When a background check company violates your Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) rights, it can destroy your job prospects. Learn about PreciseCheck LLC and the role they play in background checks.
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What is PreciseCheck ?
PreciseCheck, LLC was founded in 2016, and is based in Calabasas, California. The company offers employment background and tenant screening services. This background reporting agency boasts that its “integrated solutions scale precisely to provide services to” its clients, “no matter the size.”According to its website, “delivers its background screening services across a wide array of industries” ranging from health care to financial services, understands its clients business issues “and will customize a solution to fit” the client’s requirements.
Broadly speaking, PreciseCheck conducts six different types of background checks. Their civil background checks uncover allegations of fraud abuse, as well as civil litigation, bankruptcies, credit checks, evictions, social media, and restrictions imposed on those in the financial services industry. Their criminal background checks encompass county, state, federal, and international records, as well as sex offender registries and various U.S. agencies. PreciseCheck can also verify a person’s identity, education, employment, driving history, and immigration status.
PreciseCheck is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).
PreciseCheck, LLC 23801 Calabasas Road, Suite #2001 Calabasas, CA 91302 Phone: 818-230-7885 Website: https://precisecheck.com/
Were You Harmed By False Information or Errors In Your PreciseCheck Report?
The decision to hire or promote an applicant or worker is based on several factors. Oftentimes, one component of a hiring or promotion decision is the information that surfaces as the result of a background check. Typically, the employer hires a third party – like PreciseCheck – to conduct a background check on its behalf. Depending on the outcome of the report, the hiring process may move full steam ahead or come to a screeching halt.
In a perfect world, all of the information about a potential employee would come together so that an employer could get a correct picture of the candidate. The truth is messier. Everyone – including background check companies – make mistakes. It doesn’t matter whether PreciseCheck is doing the screening or another company takes on the task. The mistakes made can range from pulling the records of someone with a similar name, transposing a social security number, or including information that’s a dozen years old.
Thankfully, the Fair Credit Reporting Act gives you rights. It says that a potential employer must provide you with a separate notice in advance of running a background check – or outsourcing the background check to a company like PreciseCheck. It also requires the employer to obtain your written consent to be subjected to employment background screening. Crucially, the FCRA provides you with the right to dispute inaccurate information – before the employer makes a final decision – and to hold background check companies responsible if they make serious errors.
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What are my Background Check Disclosure and Consent Rights?
Disclosure and consent are cornerstones of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. When it comes to disclosure, an employer must provide you with a standalone authorization in order to obtain a background report. This means that the information can’t be buried in fine print or tacked onto a job application. When it comes to consent, the employer must get your authorization prior to ordering an employment background check.
The employer might ask a company like PreciseCheck to run one or a variety of types of background checks. PreciseCheck may, for example, check your prior employment and education, or it may dig into your history with the legal or criminal justice worlds. It’s important to know that the FCRA requires an employer to attest to a background check company that the employer has met the disclosure and consent provisions of the law. Only then does the background check company hand over their report.
Your Right to an Accurate and Legally Compliant Report From PreciseCheck
Thanks to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you have the right to an employment background check that is both accurate and limited in scope. While a company like PreciseCheck can delve into many aspects of your past, the FCRA generally prohibits them from including information that is more than seven years old. For example, if you had debts in collection a dozen years ago, those can’t go on your background report. The two exceptions are bankruptcy, which has a ten-year time limit, and criminal convictions, which don’t have a time limit. However, a criminal conviction that has been expunged can’t ever be included in your report.
Your Right to Dispute an Inaccurate Report from PreciseCheck
Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you have the right to know about a background report that shows you in an unfavorable light – before an employer makes a decision about hiring or promoting you. This “pre-adverse action” notification must be sent to you in writing, along with a copy of your background check and your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Your Right to Sue PreciseCheck if there are Mistakes, Inaccurate, or Illegal Information in Your Report
If you were not offered a job or promotion because your background check report contained inaccurate or illegal information, chances are good that you can sue in federal court. That is more straightforward than it appears, and can definitely be worth your while. That’s because, if you sue and win, you may be entitled to statutory damages of up to $1,000 or actual damages. In addition, you may be awarded punitive damages, attorney fees, and costs.
If you’ve lost a job or promotion due to inaccuracies on your background check, you’re not alone. There are folks just like you who have fought back. They’ve sued companies like PreciseCheck for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act – and they’ve won.
Lawsuits against background check companies can make a variety of allegations. For example, if the background check company threw together a report and included information that was outdated or inaccurate, that could be the basis of a lawsuit. They may have included expunged criminal convictions or mistook you for someone else. Similarly, if the background check company claimed that you didn’t actually attend the school listed on your resume, you disputed the report, and the company didn’t respond, that could be the basis for a lawsuit.
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About the Author:
Sergei Lemberg is a lawyer whose practice focuses on consumer law, class actions and personal injury litigation. He has been repeatedly recognized as the “most active consumer attorney” in the country. In 2020, Mr. Lemberg represented Noah Duguid in the United States Supreme Court in the case entitled Duguid v. Facebook. He is the author of Defanging Debt Collectors, a book that teaches consumers how to battle debt collectors and win.
I recently was provided a job offer and the employer required a background check for me. I submitted my information through precisecheck.com and the next day I got an erroneous report stating I had criminal charges at the county level. I investigated this with my court records office and found out the precise check had associated me with another person with my name but of course a different birthdate. However on the report they submitted they had my social my birthdate and all of my information tied to this criminal record making my credibility questionable. At this point I have not hear back from the employer and I concerned I have lost the offer since Precise check sent incorrect information with the same criminal charges AGAIN to the same employer.