Are background check companies consumer reporting agencies?

Yes. Despite the name, under the FCRA, consumer reporting agencies cover a wide range of companies that compile reports about people for credit, employment, housing, or other purposes.

So, background check companies are definitely consumer reporting agencies, and definitely have to follow the FCRA’s requirements. If you believe a background check company has violated the FCRA, please contact us for an evaluation of your potential case.

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