About Consumer Rights and Background Checks
Employment screening is a highly-regulated industry with built-in consumer protection safeguards that, when properly applied, result in a fair background check process that respects the right of employers to seek the most qualified applicants as well as the right of applicants to seek employment through an equitable and compliant process.
@Backgrounds complies with the spirit and the letter of the law when it comes to protections afforded to applicants by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and individual states' legislation.
Obtain a Copy or Dispute your Report
Obtaining a Copy of your Consumer Report and/or Disputing an Item on your Report
To Get a Copy of your Report and/or Dispute your Report - Call toll free: 855-776-7524. Requests are processed same day. While you do not need to have a copy of your report on hand to begin the dispute and reinvestigation process, it helps move the process along most efficiently.
Do we Have a Report on You?
Please note we do not have a report for you unless it has been ordered, with your written consent, by an employer you applied with, and we do not generate or keep reports on the general public.
Useful Consumer Links
Consumer reports and Employment Resources
The Links below provide access to a wealth of knowledge and information regarding background checks, consumer rights and employment. We invite you to become informed (external sites).
- Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act – FCRA | Español (CFPB)
- Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know (EEOC)
- Arrests and Convictions (EEOC)
- Background checks and the Workplace (Privacy rights Clearinghouse)
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)