Wells Fargo Scam: How To Protect Yourself From Fraud

Wells Fargo recently fired 5,300 employees for opening over 2 million fake bank accounts. The accounts were opened under their own client's names and without their knowledge. We often worry about identity theft or outside fraud happening to us, but in the wake of Wells...

Marijuana Legalization
Sorry Folks, Smoking Weed is Still a Federal Offense

The past year has seen four states and the District of Colombia okay the usage of cannabis which has been a huge victory in the battle for national marijuana legalization. But, as many have failed to realize, marijuana has yet to be considered a legal...

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Someone Poisoned the Doughnut Hole

There is nothing that can turn around the Monday Blues like a good doughnut and some coffee. But, for one Dunkin Doughnuts franchise, things went a little south when one Oakton, Virginia employee decided to take the company’s recipe into his own hands. According to...

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Social Media Background Checks

Whether it’s inter-office communications or nationwide advertising, there is no denying that things like Facebook and Twitter have permanently altered the business landscape. With this advancement, the question has arisen for many companies whether or not they should utilize social media background checks during the...

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Employers Want Background AND Credit Checks?!

It may come as surprising news to some, but many employers, in addition to using employee background checks, may also want a credit check on you This might not seem like a big deal to some, but for those who do not have the best credit,...

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Finding the Right Tenants

Everyone has heard the stories. Renters trashing flats, stealing from neighbors, selling drugs right out of apartments… it’s not even newsworthy anymore! But for landlords, a single incident like one of these can mean the difference between staying afloat and drowning in bills. So for...

Pokémon Go gets man fired
The Dangers of Pokémon Go

Whether you are a trainer or an annoyed critic, there is no denying the popularity of Pokémon Go (if you have no idea what we are talking about, click here!). The new mobile game banks on nostalgia as it encourages player collaboration and aims to...

Investigative Consumer Report
What is an Investigative Consumer Report?

Is your company running employment or personal reference verifications? If so, you are likely running an investigative consumer report. Most employers are familiar with the standard criminal background check. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) this is called a “consumer report”. It consists of a collection of fact-based information like...

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3 Tips to Help You Be the Bearer of Bad News

Firing an employee. Nobody enjoys it. The whole process is uncomfortable for everyone involved, and you end up second-guessing yourself during the whole ordeal. But sometimes, things just don’t work out, and it falls on you to be the bearer of bad news. And while...

The Flaws of Employee Criminal Record Checks

What actually goes into a background check? When picturing the process, you might imagine a private investigator going over all of the different documents and records you have signed over the years. Maybe he continues investigating by interviewing your friends and family. Whatever his methods,...