General Information Services — Background Check Error?
If you believe General Information Services has violated your rights by performing an in General Information Services check or failing to follow the right procedure, REWRITE HISTORY — pick up the phone, give us a call.
They could be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by reporting inaccurate information on your background check. Under the FCRA, you could be entitled to up to $1000 AND actual/punitive damages.
They could also be breaking the Fair Credit Reporting Act by:
Failing to obtain written authorization for the background check
Using the information for anything other than employment purposes
Using medical information without your consent
Failing to provide notice about the nature and scope of investigation
Failing to give you pre-adverse action notification.
If your FCRA rights have been violated, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.
When a debt collection agency, creditor, or other information furnisher messes with your credit report, it can undermine your financial future. That’s why it’s important to fight back. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), you can sue a business that misuses your credit report, a credit reporting agency (also known as a credit bureau), or a business that provides inaccurate information. However, you must do so within two years of finding that there’s a problem or five years from the time the violation was committed – whichever comes first.
The FCRA protects your from General Information Services background check errors. Do you know who they are?
General Information Services or GIS was founded in 1966, and is based in Chapin, South Carolina. The company’s headquarters houses most of its 1200 employees, but the company also has offices in Columbia, South Carolina and Dallas, Texas. According to GIS, it is “one of the nation’s oldest and largest background screening providers” and it offers “full-service screening, hiring and onboarding solutions. General Information Services provides virtually every type of screening and background check. Its pre-employment offerings include criminal searches, education, employment and reference verifications, motor vehicle records, credit reports, drug and health screenings, and Social Security number tracing. GIS also offers “onboarding” services for new hires and post-employment screening. This includes identity and immigration status verifications, employee audits and monitoring, random drug testing, and risk and compliance checks.
With the help of a fair debt and fair credit attorney, you can file a federal lawsuit for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). You can receive actual damages, or between $100 and $1,000 – whichever is more. In addition, you can receive punitive damages and attorney fees.
If you or someone you know is the victim of credit report issues, complete our online form or call (855) 301-2100. The Lemberg Law legal team will evaluate your case at no cost to you, and will help you get the justice you deserve.
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