Need for international background screening increases

Jan 06, 2011 Matt Roesly

New technology and the ease by which people can travel overseas are driving up demands for international background screening, according to Employment Services Resources.Background screening practices in the United States have served as a pivota


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FTC chairman outlines ''Red Flag Rule'' to prevent fraud

Jan 06, 2011 Brian Bradley

The Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission recently made headlines when he unveiled new laws that would require businesses which gain credit to have a plan to prevent identity theft and help detect if it is happening.The so-called "Red


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Hiring, firing and credit history

Jan 05, 2011 Matt Roesly

Hiring, firing and credit history

When Federated Investors in Pennsylvania rejected Dean Rea for employment because a background check yielded that he had previously filed for bankruptcy protection, a federal appeals court ruled that the company was within its legal rights


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Government gets serious about identity theft

Jan 05, 2011 Brian Bradley

Government gets serious about identity theft

A handful of federal government agencies are doing more than ever to step up efforts regarding identity verification by introducing new security measures.Employees of the Defense Department, the General Services Adminstration and NASA have


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U.S. military personnel regularly victims of identity theft

Jan 05, 2011 Brian Bradley

U.S. military personnel regularly victims of identity theft

U.S. troops are considered among the most vulnerable to identity theft, according to the Army Times. Despite perceived limited access to military files, servicemen and women are at an unusually high risk because of their frequency in issuing


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