Rule on Address Discrepancy Will Go In To Effective November 2008
November just around the corner background screening firms are
making preparations to comply with a final rule on address discrepancies
from consumer reporting agencies. The Federal Trade Commission,
the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision,
the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
and the National Credit Union Administration issued a final rule
in the Nov. 9, 2007, Federal Register, concerning address discrepancies
under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 (FACT
Act) and identity theft red flags. Covered entities must be in
full compliance with the rule by Nov. 1, 2008. The final rules
state the actions that an employer must take upon receiving an
address discrepancy and apply to all employers conducting background
checks, not just businesses extending credit.
More Information Go To: http://www.ftc.gov/os/fedreg/2007/november/071109redflags.pdf
Expungement Law Has Helped Thousands Clear Arrest Records
of Marylanders have had their arrest records removed from public
view because of a new state law that requires automatic expungement
for those who are detained and released without charge. Proponents
say the nine-month-old law is working as intended, removing potential
barriers to obtaining employment, housing and loans. Another major
change in state expungement law takes effect Oct. 1, when some
criminal convictions in Maryland can be wiped out without a pardon
from the governor. The changes are seen as especially important
in Baltimore City. Tens of thousands of residents, many of them
young men, have minor criminal records - sometimes as a consequence
of "zero-tolerance" policies that result in large numbers
of arrests without charges or convictions.
more information Go To: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/crime/bal-
Internal Revenue Service
Has Changed The Due Date For Filing Certain Business Tax
Internal Revenue Service
has changed the due date for filing deadlines on certain
business tax returns from Oct. 15 to Sept. 15.The change
helps taxpayers who must report information from Schedule
K-1 - income, deductions and credits from partnerships,
S corporations, estates and trusts - on their individual
tax returns.The filing extension has been the same for both
businesses and individuals. Now, the businesses will file
their returns a month earlier, giving the individuals the
information they need to file their returns Oct. 15.
We are eliminating the same-day deadline for these returns,
which causes needless hardship and puts the individual taxpayer
in an awkward position,” said IRS Commissioner Doug
Shulman. “We want to correct this timing issue to
ensure that all taxpayers have the information they need
to file timely and stay in compliance with the law.”This
change applies to business entities that file the following
returns and forms that have a tax year ending on or after
Sept. 30, 2008.
PRTECTION, FRAUD & THEFT
Rate Drops To Lowest Level In 17
talk of the growing risk of organized retail crime, active shooters
and data breaches getting prime spotlight at this year's National
Retail Federation's Loss Prevention Conference & Exhibition,
the news that inventory shrinkage as a percentage of sales fell
to its lowest level in 17 years in 2007 was warmly welcomed. The
shrink rate of 1.424 percent represents a 9.3-percent decline
from the 2006 results of the National Retail Security Survey,
said Dr. Richard Hollinger, professor of criminology, law and
society at the University of Florida and author of the report.
This figure marked a six-year downward trend and is also the lowest
rate in the history of the NRSS. Total losses – $34.38 billion
-- were also down approximately 15 percent, while LP budgets as
a percentage of sales reached a seven-year high of 0.62 percent.
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Charged in $2.8 Million Theft From Company
When John Hoeffner, an accountant, filed papers to incorporate
a company called Mr. John, he had no plans to specialize in the
portable toilet business, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Instead,
the fictitious company was part of Mr. Hoeffner’s plan to
embezzle millions of dollars from his employer, Tishman Construction,
according to the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Mr.
Hoeffner, 47, of Beechhurst, Queens, was charged on Wednesday
with grand larceny in a ruse in which prosecutors said he stole
$2.8 million. He faces 20 other charges and could spend up to
25 years in prison if convicted. On Jan. 30, Mr. Hoeffner was
sentenced to community service and probation and ordered to pay
restitution for a similar embezzlement plan in which he stole
nearly $400,000 when he worked for a different construction company,
Bovis Lend Lease. In the Tishman case, prosecutors accused Mr.
Hoeffner of creating fake invoices and checks from March 31, 2006,
to May 13, 2008, for a Tishman construction project at Albert
Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in the Bronx.
He created the fake documents along with real ones that he used
to pay the vendors that Tishman had hired, the prosecutors said.
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administrator pleads not guilty to network tampering | See courtroom
and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom were still seeking to resolve
the crisis by having experts try to take back the city's compromised
network from 43-year-old Terry Childs, who was arrested when he
refused to relinquish network control. There's worry that Childs,
who has worked for the city for five years but faced firing for
alleged poor performance, may have installed the means to electronically
destroy sensitive documents. Childs, being held in a jail cell
on $5 million bond, also happens to be a former felon convicted
of aggravated robbery and burglary stemming from charges over
two decades ago, which the city knew when it hired him as a city
And in another IT insider case, William Sullivan, the former database
administrator at Fidelity National Information Services (not related
to Fidelity Investments) in Jacksonville, Fla., this month was
sentenced to 57 months in prison and ordered to pay $3.2 million
in restitution for a crime he committed through his power to gain
access to databases in the Certegy Check Services division of
the firm. Sullivan pled guilty in November to stealing consumer
information on 8.4 million people in the United States and various
foreign countries, including bank account and credit and debit
card information, and selling it for about $600,000 to marketing
firms between 2002 and 2007. So far, there's no evidence the information
has been used for other than marketing purposes.
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names former Pres-CEO Marsh & McLennan to CEO
Michael Cherkasky, former President & CEO of Marsh
& McLennan Companies (MMC), the global professional services
firm, will become CEO of USIS and serve on the corporation’s
boards of directors effective Aug. 1, 2008. Randy Dobbs, CEO,
will transition to Executive Chairman of the USIS Boards of Directors.
Dobbs will continue his close association with USIS. “Mike
Cherkasky’s comprehensive knowledge of the professional
services industry, customer focus, and strategic vision make him
the right leader to move USIS forward,” said Julie Richardson,
Chairman of the USIS Boards of Directors & Managing Director
of Providence Equity Partners. “During Randy’s tenure
as CEO we made significant progress, and under Mike’s leadership
we will build upon this success. We believe we can expand USIS’
leadership in the government markets we serve while we grow our
presence in the commercial background screening marketplace.”
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L. Moss Named Rotarian of the Year
Ted L. Moss has been named the Rotarian of the Year by the Berea,
Ohio Rotary Club. Ted L. Moss, CPP is the President and CEO of
Crimcheck.com, one of the nation's leading pre-employment screening
providers. Mr. Moss is an expert on matters of pre-employment
screening, identity theft, Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance,
and safe hiring practices. Additionally, Mr. Moss is a past Regional
Vice President for ASIS International, the preeminent organization
for security professionals and a member of NAPBS and SHRM and
a proud Rotarian. He has previously won the Paul Harris Fellowship
Award, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a Rotary
If you would
like to learn more you can visit Mr. Moss's website at www.tedlmoss.com
or visit his business website at www.crimcheck.com.
Checks An Emerging Differentiator Among Staffing Firms?
Todd Owens, General
Manager of Screening Services at Intelius to speak at onrec.com's
third annual Online Recruitment Conference & Expo 2008 in
Chicago, on September 9 & 10, where the industry’s global
recruitment visionaries, award winning authors and recruitment
thought leaders will deliver a high profile, exceptional value
program that you won’t want to miss!
If you’re not
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solution with your customers, beware: your competitors are. And
they’re winning in your market. Background checks no longer
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with a capable screening firm, your background check offering
can quickly differentiate your staffing services from those of
a competitor, increasing your sales, productivity and retention
of key accounts. By presenting a comprehensive array of robust
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your unique staffing solution, your prospect will immediately
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Partners With Convergence Research
LLC a web-based background screening software company has teamed
up with Convergence Research, to deliver the most Simple.™
Powerful.™ software in the industry. The partnership will
combine the power of TazWorks InstaScreen Premiere 2.0™
with the accuracy and reliability of Convergence, a wholesale
criminal researcher. “For 15 years we’ve been dedicated
to giving our clients a competitive advantage by partnering with
leading solution providers. Convergence Research is a perfect
fit. They share our commitment to provide superior products and
excellent customer service. The accuracy and attention to detail
of Convergence Research combined with our InstaScreen™ will
be a powerful asset for background screening companies,”
said Barton Taylor, president of TazWorks.
Information Go To: http://www.tazworks.com/taznews-convergence.htm
Trade Representative Releases 2008 Priority Watch List
301” Report is an annual review of the global state of intellectual
property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement, conducted by
the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) pursuant
to Special 301 provisions of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act).
The 2008 Special 301 review process examined IPR protection and
enforcement in 78 countries. Following extensive research and
analysis, USTR designates 46 countries in this year’s Special
301 Report in the categories of Priority Watch List, Watch List,
and/or Section 306 Monitoring status. This report reflects the
Administration’s resolve to encourage and maintain effective
IPR protection and enforcement worldwide.
For More Information
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SCREENING SURVEY FROM SHRM CONFERENCE
Reveals That 23 – 74% of Clients May Be Considering Changing
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people completed surveys in varying degrees. While this survey
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Costs Rise 40%: PricewaterhouseCoopers' Survey
direct financial loss to companies has risen to US$2.4m from US$1.7m
during the period 2005-2007. Fraud remains a major threat to companies
around the world. Nearly half of all organisations (same level
as 2005) reported they were victims of some form of economic crime
in the past two years, according to a survey. The average direct
financial loss to companies has risen nearly 40% to US$2.4m from
US$1.7m during the period 2005-2007. The biennial survey, PricewaterhouseCoopers'
2007 Global Economic Crime Survey, revealed that of the 43% that
experienced economic crime in the last two years, the total direct
losses exceeded US$4.2bn. The losses arose from a variety of economic
crimes, including asset misappropriation, accounting fraud, bribery
and corruption, money laundering, and intellectual property infringement.
Of those reporting fraud, 88 % reported the fraud had damaged
their brand and impacted staff morale, 84 % said it had harmed
their relations with other companies, and increased the costs
of dealing with regulators, and 69 % said it had negatively affected
their share price. Theft was the most common type of fraud, reported
by 30 % of those who said they had experienced economic crime.
Of those responsible for committing fraud, more than half were
employed by the defrauded company, 26 % in senior management.
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Advantage Releases Inaugural "Background Screening Trends
– India" Report
- The Employer Services segment of First Advantage Corporation
(NASDAQ: FADV), Asia-Pacific's largest background screening and
talent acquisition solutions provider, has released its pioneering
quarterly report "Background Screening Trends – India".
screening is rapidly gaining acceptance across different industry
verticals. First Advantage, credited as the pioneer of background
screening in India, has assimilated the best practices prevalent
globally to the Indian context. "Background Screening Trends
– India" sets another precedent by providing employers
with data that can be used to benchmark their background screening
experience against industry standards. It also highlights the
need for employment and education checks to be part of the background
verification process as against the usual practise of limiting
it to reference checks.
information about First Advantage is available at www.FADV.com
Firms Have No Place For A Fake Resume
IT-BPO industry is becoming increasingly clear that a fake resume
can cost you your job with India's largest IT servIces provider,
Tata Consultancy Service (TCS), being the latest to recently ask
close to 20 employees at its Kolkata centre to leave. The company,
during the background verification, found that these employees
have used fudged resumes to get jobs. In the recent past all the
major IT firms including Infosys, Satyam and Wipro Technologies
and many mid-cap firms have taken a hard stand on fake or fudged
resumes. However, the incidents continue.
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28, 2008 - Fake Universities in India
List of fake Universities as on 13thJune,2008
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by us so please be cautious in using this information and
make sure you validate information before acting on it.
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the economic realities many firms have not institutionalized
background screening as a part of their selection process.
Resistance to making background screening mandatory persist
despite firms like Tata Consultancy Service which recently
summarily terminated the services of twenty junior employees
for faking information on their resumes which came to light
through background screening. However, at senior levels,
there are several tainted managers who seem to be hopping
from one company to the other with effortless ease.
the first Indian background screening that has sought to
differentiate itself in terms of institutionalising its
processes is Bangalore based Verifacts. Owned and operated
by a former army officer, the firm conducts background screening
for five of the top ten IT majors. The firm has recently
acquired an ISO certification from BNV, the most credible
ISO certifier. In a business which continues to be fragmented,
this management initiative of Verifacts
is probably a sign of things to come.
best practices in the background screening business are
usually set out by the US based National Association of
Professional Background Screeners. The majority of North
American background screening companies are members of NAPBS
and self-regulate themselves on the basis of the Association's
charter of best practices. A few Indian background screening
companies are also aligning their operating model to that
of NAPBS. One of them is New Delhi based TACT
India which is also owned and managed by a former army officer,
Capt Akhilesh Kapoor who has been able to draw some retired
general officers to his firm.
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Firms Have No Place For A Fake Resume
industry is becoming increasingly clear that a fake resume can
cost you your job with India's largest IT servIces provider, Tata
Consultancy Service (TCS), being the latest to recently ask close
to 20 employees at its Kolkata centre to leave. The company, during
the background verification, found that these employees have used
fudged resumes to get jobs. In the recent past all the major IT
firms including Infosys, Satyam and Wipro Technologies and many
mid-cap firms have taken a hard stand on fake or fudged resumes.
However, the incidents continue.
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Owners To Face Rigourous Background Checks
owners will undergo in-depth criminal and financial background
checks before being granted a licence under new proposals revealed
today. A new report recommended business dealings and tax history
must also be scrutinised in a bid to combat money laundering
in the gaming trade. The government appointed casino committee
said that if gaming laws are updated, a new regulatory body
should develop and implement anti-money laundering strategies
and have the power to enforce the law and prosecute. Some 32
recommendation were made in the report of the casino committee
- Gaming in Ireland - which will be scrutinised by a cross-party
committee after the summer recess. Justice Minister Dermot Ahern
said he was anxious that the government get things right in
relation to gaming and betting codes. "I want to ensure
that betting and gaming activities are carried out within a
responsible framework that recognises the reality of these activities,
but which ensures they are properly managed, particularly as
regards problem gamblers," he said.
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Recruiting Trends in South Korea
Korea, Asia’s third-largest economy, is becoming more information-intensive,
requiring increased employment of technicians and information-technology
specialists. The demand for such highly skilled workers, combined
with a decline in Korea’s population growth, has caused
employers to recruit Korea’s seniors to fill gaps. In order
to persuade seniors to keep working past the accepted retirement
age, employers are providing the necessary education and training.
While there is a focus on seniors, overall, and interestingly
despite being perceived as one of the most male-oriented societies
in Asia, Korea has witnessed an increase in the participation
of women in the workforce.
More Information Go To: http://www.shrm.org/global/news_published/CMS_025909.asp
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Could Wipe Out Tens Of Thousands Of Criminal Records
of thousands of criminal records could be deleted after a landmark
ruling that police were breaking rules on the holding of personal
details. Police reacted with dismay to a judgment by the Information
Tribunal, which could force them to review millions of records
of minor crimes. The ruling opens the way for all those who have
been convicted of a minor offence when young, and who have since
remained out of trouble, to apply for their record to be removed
from the Police National Computer. Police privately cautioned
last night that there were potentially much widerimplications.
“A crime may look very trivial, but it might still be of
significance to a person’s potential behaviour,” a
police source said. The police can appeal against yesterday’s
judgment. Mr Readhead said: “We will now take some time
to discuss these implications with the service and decide on the
most appropriate course of action.”
More Information Go To: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article4375311.ece
graduates 'more likely to lie on CVs'
six graduates lie on their CVs to get a good job, according to
new research. Students completing arts and humanities courses
are most likely to be guilty of "embellishment" - along
with those with relatively poor degree results, it is claimed.
Graduates have been found fabricating employment histories, lying
about previous job responsibilities and inflating their degree
mark. Some job applicants were even guilty of hiding criminal
records from would-be employers. According to the report by Powerchex,
the City-based employee screening company, students from former
polytechnics are among the worst offenders.
More Information Go To: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2310978/Arts-graduates-more-likely-to
Kingdom: Employers Steal The March On Dishonest Employees
are well documented. Thefts by staff cost UK businesses 100's
of millions of pounds. But employers, it seems, are increasingly
galvanised in efforts to reduce the alarming statistics. Recently,
plans were announced for an employer crackdown on staff who are
caught stealing, or committing forgery or fraud, were announced
by Action Against Business Crime (AABC). The National Staff Dismissal
Register (NSDR), as it will be known, is due to be launched any
time now. The register will contain details of employees who have
been dismissed for acts of dishonesty or who have left employment
whilst under investigation for such conduct. Employers who subscribe
to the register will be able to search against the names, addresses,
national insurance numbers and dates of birth of prospective employees
for any entry against those details. Records will be retained
for five years. From a data protection perspective, NSDR presents
many practical and legal challenges, both of which leave employers
potentially exposed if the information they provide breaches their
data protection obligations and/or is wrong. An added risk is
that they may be exposed to costly defamation actions. AABC claims
to have consulted the office of the Information Commissioner regarding
NSDR. It seems likely that a more public expression of his views
will now be called for in respect of this project.
More Information Go To: http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=61460&email_access=on
have enhanced our
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anyone looking for information on doing international background
verifications, vetting or verifications. It includes information
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and much more. Also included is very practical information on
time zones, locating cities, holidays in different countries,
Network for Education Information
International Students and Professionals, information
and links about coming to the United States, recognition of foreign
qualifications, accredited U.S. institutions and programs, avoiding
frauds, and financial aid.
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you to pull up a chair, take a break and join us in the Background
Bistro to sip a latte and chat with this weeks guest:
week we have the pleasure of talking with an icon in the
industry, Bruce Berg, CEO of Berg Consulting Group and Background
Bruce earned his MBA from Eastern New Mexico University
and immediately went on to work for several Fortune 1000
companies including Jostens and Medco. Somewhere along the
line he started HireCheck and after he sold his very successful
background screening company he decided to retire. The word
got out quickly that he had retired and his phone started
ringing. "Once people found out that I was retired,
they started calling and wanted me to help build their businesses.
I had a non-compete agreement with the people I sold my
company to and I wanted to keep my word not to get back
into the industry, but once the contract ended, I began
doing the consulting and background screening work,"
Bruce loves what he does and prefers to work. "I actually
live in a country club community and don’t even play
golf, although, I am at the fitness center three times a
week. My biggest outside activity is my grandson, he’s
about to turn six and is a blast," says Bruce.
a sports fan, Bruce moved around quite a bit early on in
his career, and consequently was not able to develop a favorite
team. "I really like the Buccaneers, but it is kind
of hard to get behind the Dolphins, Marlins or Jaguars.
Oh, I also really love the Williams sisters, I just think
that they are great, I really give them kudos. They actually
live two streets down from me."
owning two businesses keeps this grandfather busy, Bruce
indicated he recently purchased an iPod and loaded 14 books
on tape on it. " I am not really into music that much,
although I love "American Idol" and "So You
Think You Can Dance," but when it comes to music, if
it came out after 1962 then I just can¢t relate to
most people who work hard, playing hard is part of the equation
and Mr. Berg is no exception to that rule. A frequent traveler,
Bruce will be taking a month long vacation to New York later
this year. "We plan on taking in some theatre, shopping
and a little business." Most recently he went on a
safari in Africa and says it was the most phenomenal trip
he has ever taken.
a business perspective, both his companies and the industry,
Bruce sees strong growth ahead. "In the short range,
especially in the next five years, background check companies
are going to continue to expand and generate more and more
income. For me, I have my reputation to rely on, so I do
not have to do a lot of advertising, plus I have a lot on
my plate and I am not really interested in growing any more
than what I already have," says the CEO. Sounds like
Bruce is in a very comfortable business niche and a very
good place in his life.
More Information on Berg Consulting or Background Screening
Jobs contact Bruce Berg at Phone 561-712-1277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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