Background Checks with Name-Only Matching Spell Trouble for Employers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) plays an in important role in background checks since background screeners are considered to be consumer reporting agencies (CRAs). Ignoring CFPB guidance could lead to trouble under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Every job applicant deserves protection from background screeners who use name-matching only. This type of screening does not capture enough data points to ensure a screen contains the right person.

 

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