Question from RudyJ
I just moved to another state from Georgia a year ago. I transferred with my job and the satellite office that I moved to Oregon for folded and I found myself needing a job. I’ve always worked in the financial sector and so a background check search is just par for the course when you apply for a job. However, I’ve applied for a job here in Oregon and I was told “something” appeared on my criminal background check search in Georgia. That’s just not accurate – I have never been in trouble. Is it possible that background checking company made an error?
Answer from BackgroundChecksSearch.com
It’s impossible to say since we don’t know who the background checking company was that your potential employer used. However, our vendor’s database will allow you to check your records in the State of Georgia (or nationwide for that matter) and you can see whatever it is that is cropping up under your name and identifying information. It’s possible there could have been a mistake at the time of the entry of the record and once a mistake is made at the police department or courthouse, it can just snowball from there. There is also the possibility that the background check search in Georgia came back with a record is because someone is using your name and you may be a victim of identity theft. You can start to sort this out 10 minutes from now by signing up for a free account to do your own background check search and get to the bottom of why you have a criminal record showing up in Georgia.