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Professional Background Checks Are Better

Employment screening is complex, and there are various background check options available to local and state governments.  BE AWARE, not all background checks are created equal.  Local police department searches may be very cost efficient, but the quality and scope of coverage is very limited....

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FBI Background Checks Contain “Huge Gaps”

"Huge gaps" exist in the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NCIS), according to an article recently published by CNN. Many seem to agree that the FBI's fingerprinting system is far from fail-proof. One major setback is that the FBI's NCIS check system is "only...

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Haunted House Employee Gone Too Far

With Halloween just around the corner, it's everyone's favorite time for all things spooky and haunted. Scary movies, spooky costumes and haunted houses are all part of the Halloween fun. But what happens when that scare factor becomes a little too real? At the beginning of this...

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15 Unbelievable Tenant Horror Stories

There is no denying that there are some crazy people in this world. But just how crazy can people get?? From an in-home bonfire to seeing dead people you won't believe what some tenants have done to their poor landlords! We took some crazy tenant horror stories from...

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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...

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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 Donuts 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...

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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...