Background Screening Industry Denounces NCLC Study as Inaccurate and Inflammatory

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) announces information from a recent study of background screening companies affirming the accuracy of background checks, refuting a report recently issued by the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC). The study found that 98% of background screening providers surveyed encounter consumer disputes less than 5% of the time out of millions of applicants screened annually. Of the small number of reports that are disputed by a consumer, more than 95% are ultimately found to be accurate. The NAPBS study responds to the recent report released by NCLC regarding the accuracy of background checks, which accuses background screening providers of “routinely making mistakes”. NAPBS refutes the report as inaccurate and inflammatory and points to the fact that the NCLC fails to offer any empirical data to back up its findings.

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