Checkr – The Background Check Service Used by Uber and more

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What is Checkr?

Checkr is a background screening company that was started in 2014 by two software engineers from San Francisco. Many employers will hire Checkr to run background checks on job candidates during the employment process.

One of Checkr’s most notable clients is Uber, whose background checks include a Motor Vehicles Bureau review and criminal background check. Checkr’s other clients are part of the “gig economy,” like Lyft, Postmates and Grubhub, but they also serve industries like manufacturing, healthcare, non-profit organizations, retail & hospitality, and higher education.

Recently, Uber announced that it would continue to run annual criminal background checks and motor vehicle checks on its drivers. So if you drive for Uber, it’s a good idea to keep track of what information your annual report includes.

What’s in a Checkr Background Check?

Many employers will hire Checkr to run background checks on job candidates during the employment process. Checkr tailors its services to the specific industry of its client. The screening services that Checkr offers includes:

  • Social Security Number validation
  • criminal records check, including terrorist watchlists and sex offender registries
  • driving records check
  • employment and education verifications
  • drug screening
  • credit checks

How The FCRA Protects You

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) protects the accuracy and privacy of your personal information that employers, lenders, and background check companies, like Checkr, use. This information can be used to determine loan or credit amount, employment status or housing approval. In brief, the FCRA requires that:

  • Employers get your consent to access your consumer reports. Any current or potential employer must have your written consent before reviewing the information in your consumer reports.
  • You must be notified if a credit or consumer report has been used against you. If you have been denied credit, housing, employment or anything else because of the information on your consumer report, the entity using the report must explain so and give you the contact information for the reporting agency that provided the information to them.
  • You are entitled to a copy of your file. You can request a copy of your file from any credit or consumer reporting agency. This lets you review the information yourself and you can catch any errors before they may impact you.
  • You have the right to dispute errors. If there is an error or inaccuracy, you have the right to contact the reporting agency and dispute it. The error must be removed within 30 days of the dispute.

The FCRA not only protects consumers from mistakes on their credit reports, but also from errors on employment reports. Both the screening service provider and its client are required to follow the FCRA. Since many employers use a background screening service, like Checkr, during the hiring process, an error on your consumer report may cost you the job.

Fight Back Against False Employment Reports

If you have disputed errors on your Checkr background check but nothing has been corrected, you have the right to sue. The team at Francis & Mailman is ready to help you fight back. Fill out a free case review form or call us at 1-877-735-8600 today to get started.

How to Contact Checkr – Address and Phone Number

  • Address: One Montgomery Street, Suite 2000
  • City: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Zip Code: 94104
  • Phone: 844-224-3257
  • Website:

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