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Background Check Information & Resources for Consumers


The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is the primary source of consumer protection regulations governing background checks and credit reports. Consumers have specific rights under the FCRA when an employer, prospective employer, or a landlord uses criminal background checks and/or credit reports as part of their business practices. The FCRA mandates specific obligations upon background check companies, employers and landlords in order to protect consumers from potential errors in reporting criminal or credit information. The FCRA regulations also protect consumers acting as an independent contractor for a company or as a volunteer for a non-profit entity. Several individual states also have regulations regarding the use of criminal background checks and credit reports.

Consumer Information and Resources

Go in depth into the process behind employee screening, your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, file a dispute, and learn more about your privacy at JB Screening Partners.

Specific consumer information about background screening and credit reports can be found by following these links: