John had been regularly denied employment due to poor credit stemming from a stroke. During a recent job interview, he spoke very candidly about his financial position—making them aware that he suffered a stroke and lost his job as a result. Read More
Bill started a temp-to-permanent job and was asked to perform a fingerprint check. Two weeks later, he was let go because of an arrest in 1990 for theft. He called the courthouse to check out for the criminal record, but there was no information on file.
Rex retired from the Army in 1999. In July of last year, someone was able to get a military ID from Fort Bragg with his name and Social Security number. Using that ID and Rex's good credit history, that person was able to buy cars, motorcycles and open credit card and checking accounts. Read More
Priscilla was seeking a promotion in her county job. She was asked to sign a waiver allowing the personnel department to conduct a background check. She felt the waiver was far too broad. This is an excerpt:Read More
Sally's home was badly damaged in an earthquake. She had to vacate it so that repairs could be made. The phone company was unable to find her new address in order to mail the final bill and eventually sent her bill to their collection department.Read More
The Sacramento Police Department called Frida to tell her that someone made a fake driver's license using her name. A large drugstore chain had tossed old job applicants into the trash without shredding them. Someone found and used them to made fake IDs. Read More