As a consumer who has also worked in the background check industry for 14 years, I cringe on behalf of job applicants when I read stories about employment background checks that find the "wrong man." It seems to happen often that a background check finds inaccurate negative information because the background check was not thoroughly completed to get the most accurate information available. To give more insight into these types of situations, I wanted to provide additional information on best practices in the background check process that typically prevent this type of misidentification from happening.
The FBI criminal record database is an exhaustive collection of all evil deeds perpetrated by our nation’s criminals. The “bad guys” are immortalized in these files, their photos and criminal resumes easily accessible by submitting a single query into the computer. If there is dirt to be found on a person, it will be unearthed by an FBI database search.