Yes, even though by law, background check companies are supposed to make sure all of the information that they report is complete and accurate, many times background checks have mistakes.
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Mistakes on background checks can be incredibly harmful to you and your family. You could be denied credit, housing, or employment. If this has happened to you get a Free Case Evaluation.
If your background check has errors, you have the right to dispute those errors with the background check company or the employment reporting agency that provided them. Most background check companies have an area on their websites where you can fill out a form and submit any documents that you may have to prove that they are wrong about their report. If not, you may also file a dispute by mail.
Make sure that any documents you send are copies, not your originals. It’s also a good idea to send your dispute Certified Mail, that way someone has to sign for it and you will know when the background check company received your dispute letter.
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It can take up to 30 days. According to the laws under the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) Background check companies and employment reporting agencies have 30 days to correct any mistakes on your background check once you have submitted a dispute.
Under the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) you do have the right to sue for damages that have been caused by mistakes on your background check. It is best to talk to an experienced consumer protection attorney about your specific situation because different circumstances call for different actions. You can get a free case evaluation here.
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