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Criminal Record Checks
Criminal Record Check Uncovers 96 Convictions. READ MORE
A woman applied to work at a call centre. On her BackCheck consent forms she claimed to have been convicted of assault. Her Criminal Record Check told a different story: it turned out that this candidate had 95 other convictions including theft, counterfeiting, forgery, fraud, armed robbery, drunk driving, and more! The lesson learned is that we shouldn’t trust the honesty of criminals.
Criminal Record Checks Reveal the Untold Past READ MORE
When a recent health care candidate provided inaccurate information about his identity, BackCheck cross-referenced the consent forms with the candidate’s photo identification revealing that he lied about his name and date-of-birth. The criminal record check uncovered several offences including two incidents of sexual assault. BackCheck’s meticulous cross-referencing of data during criminal record checks catches the candidates that may otherwise slip through the cracks.
The Perils of Paper! READ MORE
An individual ordered a Criminal Record Check on themselves using myBackCheck.com. The result of the check was delivered back to the individual with a result of NOT CLEAR. The applicant then printed a paper copy of their result.
The very next day, the individual presented the paper copy they printed with a CLEAR Criminal Record Check to their potential employer. To verify the result of the check, the employer called BackCheck. However when BackCheck went to verify the results, we could only find a NOT CLEAR result associated with that individual. In addition, BackCheck could not locate a file with the serial number on the certificate.
A scanned copy of the certificate was sent to BackCheck from the employer and upon review, we found that the certificate had been digitally altered to display components of a CLEAR check a friend completed 3 weeks before. The result statement and the file number were changed.
The hiring manager would not hire the individual for this position without a CLEAR check, and is furious at the applicant for dragging out this process for three weeks! The hiring manager stated that they want the applicant charged with fraud for providing a false document.
In addition, the applicant/fraudster has also called BackCheck multiple times that day. First, claiming to be a hiring manager calling to verify their own results. Second, they called and asked that BackCheck not disclose any information to anyone if they call about their check. We informed them that an employer did call, and we simply said that we do not have that serial number on file.
Realizing that they will not be able to fraudulently use our Criminal Record Check, BackCheck was told that this individual was going to go to the RCMP to get a paper copy from them instead. Any bets on what they’ll do with it?
This is a great example of the perils of paper, and why BackCheck’s forgery-proof delivery of Criminal Record Checks is so meaningful to employers.
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Reference Checks Uncover Fraudulent Activity READ MORE
BackCheck’s HR Interviewers are experts in identifying nuances of speech during the reference interviews they conduct, and carefully pursue clarification of discrepancies. When a candidate’s reference hesitated in explaining why the candidate had left their prior position “to return to school,” BackCheck asked for additional details. The reference stated that the candidate had left to go back to school, but had also demanded to continue to be paid, even though they were no longer employed. BackCheck’s investigative techniques frequently uncover fraudulent activity in all sectors of employment.
Applicant Attempts to Steal from a Customer READ MORE
BackCheck reveals that both Applicants and References Lie READ MORE
Prevent the Hiring of Deceitful Employees READ MORE
Worker Disappears for Several Months READ MORE
BackCheck contacted an applicant's current place of work to verify their employment as a network technician. Upon contacting the HR manager, BackCheck discovered that the applicant was not currently employed as claimed. Apparently, the applicant had disappeared from work for several months and then suddenly appeared at the company asking if there was any work available. The HR manager proceeded to state that the applicant is definitely not eligible for rehire at their company.
Theft Revealed READ MORE
A Near Perfect Forgery caught by BackCheck READ MORE
Recognizing Diploma Mills READ MORE
Identifying falsified resumes READ MORE
Revealing the truth READ MORE
Accounting Applicant Didn't Take BackCheck Into Account READ MORE
BackCheck was asked to verify the credentials of an applicant for an accounting position at a large firm. The applicant had claimed to be a CGA and to have received a Bachelor of Accounting Science at a major Canadian university. BackCheck contacted the university and discovered a "Bachelor of Accounting Science" degree program did not even exist at the school nor was the applicant ever a student. BackCheck contacted the CGA association of the applicant's province and discovered the applicant had not received their CGA designation.
It Must Have Been an Emergency READ MORE
A candidate applied to be a delivery driver with a BackCheck client. BackCheck conducted a Driver Abstract and revealed a speeding offence. The candidate was caught driving 60 kilometers over the speed limit, while passing an emergency vehicle. Needless to say, the client determined that the candidate wasn’t suitable for a driving position.