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Fraudulent Background Checks

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 11/13/2012

An Omaha man has been sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of three federal wire fraud charges to collect money for background checks. David Musk ran a business called Pavilion Commercial Group and claimed he could do Interpol and FBI background checks for his clients. He charged $600 for the checks and bilked clients for around $170,000.

How can you protect your company from this type of fraud? First of all research the background screening company. Are they a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®)? Are they accredited? BackTrack is both!

After you research the company, ask questions as to what is or is not available. If your background screening company promises you the sun, the moon and the starts and will deliver it to you immediately, be skeptical. BackTrack has many services to offer our clients, but we are honest as to what is and what is not available and how long it will take to fulfill the request.

Does the company educate its clients on services and allow you to choose what you wish to have done? Or do they steer you into a one-size-fits-all kind of mold? At BackTrack clients are given the option to design their own background check program. Need only a criminal records check? We can do that. Need a more in-depth background check? We can do that too!

Does the company provide legal advice? Most reputable background screening companies will work with you to help create a background screening program that works for you and your company, but will stop short of giving legal advice. We are not lawyers and do not claim to be, but we can work with you to help your company find the resources you need to complete a background check and still maintain compliance.

Interested in working with a company with integrity? Contact BackTrack at 800-991-9694.