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.