Errors on a Background Check

Background checks play a large role in the hiring process. Information from a background check can make or break a potential job offer. Errors on a background check can affect a person’s ability to work and in return the ability to put food on the table. That is why we take the role of providing background checks very seriously. We want to provide the most accurate information to assist the potential employers and employees. When errors are made and to be disputed we respond quickly and accurately.

Background Check Dispute

Please note however, Absolute Background Search, Inc. is not the originating source of public and or private screening information, but rather obtains and verifies information from the appropriate government agency, credit or public record databases, office of record and various companies, courts and organizations. Moreover, Absolute Background Search, Inc. has no part in the decision to hire or not hire anyone.

What if my Background Check is Wrong?

Our first step for responding to a dispute is to verify we are dealing with the correct person, and will ask you to provide details verifying this is you. Once verified we will go over the disputed information and will promptly re-investigate. In the case corrections are needed we will re-issue the report with the correct information. If the records are reconfirmed of the original information, then the consumer will be provided with the contact information for disputing the records with the source.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Absolute Background Search, Inc. supports and follows the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We do our best to provide accurate and timely background records and information to promote and ensure the accuracy of the screening process for clients and applicants.

How to Dispute my Background Check

If you believe that information reported by Absolute Background Search, Inc. in the Consumer Report on you is inaccurate, you are entitled to have the information re-verified. By calling, emailing, or completing the following form and mailing or faxing it to Absolute Background Search, Inc. Contact Us

The following action(s) will be taken:

If the disputed information is from an official record or database, such as criminal, driving, credit or professional license, it will be rechecked for correctness by Absolute Background Search, Inc.

  • A) If a report posting a discrepancy is uncovered, the report will be corrected and reissued.
  • B) If record documentation or an official from the office of record reaffirms the original information, the consumer will be provided with the contact information for disputing the records with the source.

If the disputed information is a verification of a reference, such as prior employment, education, or personal reference, it will be re-verified.

  • A) If updated or corrected information is provided by an official or appropriate personnel an addendum screening report will be issued.
  • B) If the original information is reaffirmed by an official or appropriate personnel, the report will be reissued and the consumer will be provided with the contact information for disputing the information with the source.

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