• Quick question for the knowledgable

    by  • August 31, 2013 • * Safe for Work * • 3 Comments

    Hi, if someone does a background check on you can they find out where you live and have lived, hospitalizations or drug test failures (three most important in my situation!) ?
    Also, can a employee of any company or place find out your personal information ? Even if you are just a random person you did not issue your information or anything. Are they authorized to retrieve this information or is it just one of their advantages

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    3 Responses to Quick question for the knowledgable

    1. some info
      August 31, 2013 at 10:52 am

      It has been my experience that background checks can and will most likely include any and all addresses you have lived that is of public record (addresses you’ve used when applying for loans, USPS, junkmail, etc and phone numbers. They can do a criminal background check as well as a credit check and your DMV record. It all depends on how deep they need to investigate you. What they do not have access to is your personal medical records. BUT if you are hired by a company and they do regular drug tests on you and you fail, I have no idea if that info is public record because that drug test came from a company and job, not necessarily from say a personal physician/Kaiser. A random person off the street can get old or irrelevent info about you without knowing your social security number and look up such things as old phone numbers/addresses/possibly e-mail. With your social security number they can look up a plethora of info as in example #1. Also don’t discount things like Facebook, etc if your page is not private. Once you let go any personal info into the ether you run the risk of having your privacy lessened.


    2. tricia
      August 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      Ppl are limited on what information they can be privy to. Basic info yes, threatening charges that needs to be public knowledge i.e. Child sex crimes etc… As far as UA goes I think that falls under the medical category meaning it would be a HIPPA violation to release that information online for practically anyone to see. I wouldn’t worry so much. Jobs are limited to what they can view and have the same access as any average joe who wants to look up someone. Only law enforcement agencies have full history reports


    3. Red flag
      September 2, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      Hospitalizations ?

      They will show on the credit report if they weren’t paid in full.

      Hopefully the name of the place won’t spill any beans



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