STAY PROTECTED

Did you know that more than 50 Million people in the US alone have been victims of crimes related to personal information?

In today’s world, background checks have become a common part of doing business. Potential employers, loan processors, collection agencies and others routinely conduct background checks, accessing a wealth of personal information. The information gathered during a background check can determine whether you will be offered a job, loan or even housing. When background checks contain incorrect information, the results can be disastrous. Because background checks are so influential, running a background check on yourself is key to protecting your identity and information.

1. Run and Review Your Background Check

Just as most people have never checked their credit report, most have not checked their background report. Before taking any action, the first and most important thing to do is to run a background check on yourself. Anyone running a background check can learn about your employment, education, professional licenses or criminal history. Your background report may also include information about your credit history, credit score and assets, such as the value of your home.

Background records may also include information about your birth, marital status, medical history or property. Your rental history, insurance claims and check-writing history are also available. Checking your own background report allows you to verify that the information people obtain about you is correct and to be certain that no one else is using your identity.

2.Focus on Prevention

As with a credit report, ongoing monitoring of your background report allows you to catch mistakes early. Early detection of false information allows you to act before significant damage occurs, preserving your ability to obtain employment and credit while protecting your identity. Check your background report regularly.

3. Clean Up Your Identity

If your background check contains incorrect information, take steps to remove false information from your report. Begin by contacting the appropriate government agencies to correct information regarding criminal, court, tax, lien, birth, death and marital records. Public records offices also manage information about real estate property and motor vehicles.

To correct inaccurate credit information, contact credit reporting agencies. Experian, TransUnion and TRW are the three major credit reporting agencies. You can also take action by acquiring help from different agencies such as http://www.shredmyrecord.com. Under current law, you are entitled to one free copy of your credit report per year. Write a letter to these agencies concerning any inaccurate information and include supporting documents. The agencies will investigate your claim and make any appropriate changes.

Correct inaccurate educational or employment information by contacting educational institutions and former employers. To find out more about how you can deal with your personal information you can get more details from the US Department of Justice, Office of Information at http://www.justice.gov/oip/index.html.

Act now to ensure the accuracy of your personal information. Reviewing your background check today will ensure a more secure future.


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