Many for-profit websites publish mug shots, along with the accompanying arrest information. Internet mug shot companies acquire this information from arresting agencies. Many websites advertise that they will remove your mug shot for a fee, but your photo may reappear … Continue reading
If incorrect or duplicate charges appear on your report, contact the private background company immediately. Provide a copy of the final disposition in your case. Federal law requires that private background check companies investigate your complaint within thirty (30) days, … Continue reading
When your record is restricted, it will no longer appear on your official Georgia criminal history record maintained by GCIC. However, private background companies may still report the restricted charges. Information about your charges remains available at the office of … Continue reading
The Fair Credit Report Act is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission. Call 1-877-382-4357 if you have questions or want to file a complaint. In Georgia, call the Office of the Attorney General at 404-656-3300.
You have a right to know when your background is checked – Employers must have your permission to do a background check on you. Some information, however, such as felony convictions, may be available without your permission and/or available on … Continue reading
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is the federal law that controls the commercial reporting of criminal record information. The law applies to private companies providing the information and employers who use the reports.