Consumer Reporting Agencies Hit with $13 Million Class Action Lawsuit

Two of the largest employment background screening companies in the U.S. have been hit with a $13 million class action lawsuit for failing to ensure that they provided accurate information to employers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Thursday that General Information Services and its affiliate backgroundchecks.com potentially violated consumers’ eligibility for employment and…

FTC Warns Mobile Background App Providers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has put mobile app companies that provide background checks on notice. Two Minnesota companies recently settled charges that their mobile apps violated federal consumer protection laws. The FTC claims that Filiquarian and Choice Level violated the FCRA by not ensuring maximum possible accuracy with records it reported, and by not…