San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) April 29, 2009 -- The USA has one of the highest crime rates among other developed countries. Identity theft and white collar is on the increase. Without proper background checking procedures, you or your business can become victims of costly and potentially life destroying criminal activities. A recent study demonstrated that: - 95% of all companies are victims of theft, and yet only 10% ever discover it. - 30% of all business failures are caused by employee theft. - 39% of all Background Checks had at least one serious flag.
Millions of dollars have reportedly been lost due to fraud and misrepresentation; these crimes are often due to lackluster background checking procedures which can result in employees with less than desirable backgrounds and identities working within important roles where they have access to accounting or employee information.
Laws have now been passed requiring companies and certain positions to have mandatory background checks for all applicants. And it's very surprising how this simple countermeasure has resulted in a dramatic reduction of violence and fraud related crimes.
With the rise of the internet, including social networking where people share information about themselves or their personal lives, it has become much easier to obtain and use this information to commit fraud, or identity theft.
There is some good news - background checks are now more accessible then ever; the US government has actually made their database more transparent in recent years. The net result of this is that the number of business and individuals conducting online and conventional record and criminal background checks has grown significantly (be it for employment or the acquisition of information for personal use). These circumstances and events have led to the growth of the background check industry in the US.
DontBeaVictim.org is a completely free website that provides information regarding this new industry. The site contains relevant and informative articles regarding all the information that you need to know about background checks, how they work, and which background check is most relevant for your situation or workplace.
As they say "An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure." - For the relatively small price of online background checks, it's worth the peace of mind.
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