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Inaccurate Background Checks

CFPB Warns Against Name-Only Matching in Background Checks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an “advisory opinion” on November 4, 2021, reminding background screening companies that name-only matching procedures are illegal under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The majority of landlords and employers in the United States utilize the services of background screening companies to help […]

Tue Dec 7, 2:50am

Inaccurate Background Checks

Kelly Guzzo Stands Up for Tenants Impacted by Wrongful Background Checks

Kelly Guzzo, PLC recently filed multiple lawsuits in federal court alleging that a company wrongfully shared consumers’ criminal record information with potential landlords.  One lawsuit alleges that expunged criminal records were improperly provided to landlords.  Another alleges that the criminal record of the wrong consumer was included in a tenant’s […]

Fri Apr 9, 6:08pm

Inaccurate Background Checks

Kelly Guzzo Seeks to Protect Consumers from Wrongful Criminal Background Checks

Kelly Guzzo was a key part of a team of lawyers that recently filed a case against RapidCourt LLC, a North Carolina company that collects and sells information about peoples’ criminal records.   Employers often use background checks, including information that appears in criminal record searches conducted by third parties, to […]

Thu Jan 23, 2:45pm

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