All You Need to Know about A-Check Global Background Checks

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16 Apr, 2024
Daniel Cohen
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Consumer Attorneys Will Help You Identify and Resolve Common Errors in the A-Check Global Background Check Process!

Embarking on the A-Check Global background check journey? Prepare by familiarizing yourself with common errors that can occur along the way. In this article, we discuss the nuances of the A-Check Global background check process, uncover the potential stumbling blocks, and provide actionable tips for resolution.

If you’ve applied for a job and are required to take a background check, you probably have the following questions. How long does it take? What does a background check look for? What is an A-check global background check? Can you dispute a background check? All of these questions are valid. In this article, we will provide guidance for disputing erroneous background checks and resources for moving forward after you’ve discovered errors. 

About A-Check Global Company

What is A-check Global? A-Check Global is a well-known supplier of background screening services relied on by businesses globally. A-check Global’s headquarters sits in Riverside, California, and has been around since 1998. In March of 2023, A-Check Global announced that it is now a part of Sterling Check Corp., also referred to as “Sterling.” Sterling is also a leader in the background screening world and acquired A-check Global via an all-cash transaction as part of its expansion efforts. Since expanding, A-Check Global continues to offer solutions that are created to meet the individual needs of companies, which include everything from criminal history checks to driving records, and beyond! 

How Does A-Check Global Conduct Background Checks?

A-Check Global background conducts background checks by gathering information from employers after an employer decides what background screening they want. During this process, an applicant consents to having a background screening conducted. Once the consent is given, A-Check will gather information about you, like personal details (name, social, date of birth, etc.). Along with personal details, A-Check will gather information from sources such as DMVs, courts, and other data furnishers in order to conduct a background check on you. During this process, you may question exactly how long does an A-Check Global background check take, and the short answer is it depends! If your employer or landlord has requested multiple screenings, the background check time could take longer.

How Long Does a Background Check from A-Check Global Take

Each background check duration varies depending upon several factors, including the scope of the search, the complexity of the case, and the responsiveness of external sources, if A-Check is provided with wrong information, if there are double or mixed files, if you are mistakenly reported as deceased, if you have multiple convictions or suspended licenses, and if you are a victim of identity theft. Many factors will determine the time it takes to complete a background screening. Nevertheless, typical background check turnaround times for most services can take a couple of days to a few weeks. 

What Information Does A-Check Global Provide in Their Background Checks? 

What is included in an A-check Global background check depends on many factors, including the type of screening that a company requests. For instance, if a company requests a driving record, the screening may provide everything from past tickets to traffic violations, as well as suspended licenses and DUI records. Additionally, an A-Check Global drug test may check for any illegal substances that an applicant has consumed recently that may adversely affect their ability to perform their job if offered a position with a company. Below are some of the screenings that A-check Global can provide. 

This list is not exhaustive.

  1. Education verification
  2. Social Security number traces
  3. Employment verification
  4. Drug screenings
  5. Driving records
  6. Criminal history checks
  7. Reference checks
  8. And more!

A-Check Global Criminal Background Check

A-Check Global performs criminal background checks to reveal any important criminal records tied to a person. This could consist of felony convictions, minor violations, and other criminal files provided by a variety of sources and databases. Conducting criminal background checks helps employers determine if applicants may be reliable employees if offered a position with their organization. On the contrary, a criminal check will also help determine if a criminal record exists and the candidate could potentially be a liability in the long run for the employer. Although background checks can help employers make informed decisions about hiring, they often contain multiple errors and mistakes, causing people to have failed background screenings and ultimately lose out on the opportunity for employment. If you find yourself having to dispute an A-Check Global background check for wrong information, you have a legal right to sue and to contact an FCRA attorney skilled in helping clients correct background check errors and file lawsuits when necessary. Keep reading to learn how our lawyers can help you!

A-Check Global Background Checks for Rental Property

What does A-Check Global look for in a rental property screening? A-Check Global conducts rental property screenings that include verifying tenants' rental history and eviction records, as well as examining their credit history and criminal background. This provides landlords with the necessary information they need to make an informed decision and offers them an extra layer of protection.

A-Check Global Background Check for Employment

A-Check Global employment verification involves examining an applicant's work experience, educational background, professional qualifications, and other details to assist employers in making staffing choices. Please keep in mind that if you are denied employment based on false information like an A-Check background check status that has alerted the employer that you are dead or involves the reporting of other erroneous information, you have a legal right to dispute the errors and also contact consumer lawyers experienced in background check lawsuits. Consumer Attorneys are skilled in fighting against inaccurate background checks, including class action lawsuits for huge cases and also cases involving one or two mistakes like duplicate files, mistaken identity cases, credit report errors, and much more!

What Are the Consumers’ Rights when Verifying Their Background Check?

A-Check Global background checks must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Candidates who are subject to a background check have rights under this federal law, such as the right to obtain and dispute information in a background check report. If an employer makes the decision to withdraw a job offer based on inaccurate background check results, the job seeker has the right to know why and to have the inaccurate and incorrect information fixed. If you choose to dispute, below are some examples of your rights.

  • Contacting a background check attorney
  • Reviewing your background check report
  • Providing notice to your prospective employer of the dispute
  • Reviewing your reports (credit and  background)
  •  Filing a dispute with the reporting agencies that provided the information (we recommend certified mail over online platforms in order to preserve your rights)
  • Work with an experienced background check lawyer

You have the right to dispute inaccurate information contained both in your credit report and in your background check. If you need help with this process, contact the lawyers at Consumer Attorneys. We have worked with thousands of clients to dispute mistakes contained in their background checks and other consumer reports, and we want to hear from you!

Which Companies Use A-Check Global for Background Checks?

Companies across many industries use A-Check Global for background screening services. A-Check Global has been in business since the late 1990s and has recently become a part of Sterling (another giant in the background check industry), which means A-Check Global can provide services for a  vast number of industries. Property management companies may use A-Check Global to screen both tenants and their employees prior to offering job opportunities or rentals. Companies needing to hire drivers may use A-Check to conduct driving records checks on drivers before employing them. 

What do companies use A-Check Global background checks for?

A-Check Global is a go-to background screening provider for companies in all industries. These companies rely on A-Check Global’s services to protect their business, ensure regulatory compliance, and avoid costly hiring mistakes.

Can Errors Occur in Background Checks from A-Check Global

Yes! Errors can and often do occur in background checks from A-Check Global as well as other background check companies. Because errors occur frequently, it’s important to remain vigilant and committed to checking your screenings for any inaccuracies and then reaching out to experienced background check attorneys if you need assistance disputing an error.

What Causes Errors in Background Checks

Although A-Check Global has been providing background checks for many years, there can still be mistakes in background checks processes. Errors can be caused by everything from wrong information being provided and human errors to outdated records and differing details between data sources (causing discrepancies in reporting).

Main Types of Errors

A-Check Global’s background checks may lead to several types of errors, including:

  • Incorrect personal information
  • Inaccurate or expunged criminal records being reported 
  • Misreported education or employment history
  • Wrongful or incomplete financial or credit information
  • Mistaken identity or mixed files
  • Identity theft or fraud information being reported as accurate

How Often Do Errors Occur in Background Checks from A-Check Global?

Various factors can contribute to the likelihood of an error, including the nature of the search requested, the availability of quality data, and the degree of diligence and attention used. Over one-third of Americans reported having dealt with mistakes on their credit reports alone! The numbers are staggering, which means that even though some mistakes are “small,” errors can occur often, so it’s important to check your background screening for inaccuracies and seek help when you need it.

What are the consequences of having errors in your background check report?

A-Check Global background check reports may contain mistakes that can have grave repercussions on individuals, such as missed job opportunities and rejected rental applications. It is crucial to move quickly to correct errors that appear on background reports to prevent lasting damage.

You Can Contact A-Check Global if You Need to Correct an Error in the Background Report

Yes. You can contact A-Check Global if you find errors contained in your background check. However, it is best to contact and dispute the inaccurate information with the company or entity that provided the information to A-Check Global. The process for knowing who to contact and how to proceed can be tedious. We recommend reaching out to Consumer Attorneys for assistance and to prevent delays in removing errors.

What to Do if You do not Receive Answers to Your Questions on the Background Report

Should you experience any problems or setbacks in trying to get answers to your questions, it is imperative to take action promptly. Reaching out to A-Check Global or third-party companies that furnish data to A-Check Global in order to fix errors is known as the dispute process. We recommend disputing errors via certified mail since you are less likely to be required to waive your rights filing via mail. In contrast, filing online often requires you to waive protections and rights that may be useful later in the dispute process if you choose to file a lawsuit.

You Can Sue A-Check Global if Your Report Contains Errors

Yes. Those who have been harmed or suffered negative results because A-Check Global made mistakes on a background check screening can pursue legal action according to the FCRA. If you cannot resolve the dispute with A-Check Global directly, you should speak to a lawyer who can help you understand your legal options,   including suing and seeking compensation (money) and corrections from A-Check Global or the companies that provided the inaccurate information reported on your background check.

Who Can You Contact to Solve the Problem with an Error in the Background Report from A-Check Global?

By law, background check companies have roughly 30 days to respond to your dispute or 45 days under certain exceptions. However, should you meet any obstacles while trying to fix an error in your background report from A-Check Global, or you haven’t received a response within 30 days, you should reach out to a firm experienced in enforcing FCRA compliance and disputing background check errors. 

You can find A-Check Global’s mailing information below.

A-Check Global

1501 Research Park Drive

Riverside, CA 92507

Assistance in Disputing A-Check Global Background Report

If you need assistance in disputing an A-check Global background report, we suggest contacting consumer protection lawyers like those at Consumer Attorneys immediately. Learn how we help our clients win lawsuits for background check errors by reviewing our client’s case below.

Lawsuits against A-Check Global

We have over 10,000 nationwide clients, over 75 years of combined experience, and over millions of dollars recovered for our clients!

Below is an example of how we advocate for our clients who have been harmed due to errors reported on background checks. Our client’s story is just one example of the types of cases we take on. 

Erroneous Felony Charge

Our client, a devoted mother of seven residing in Texas, eagerly sought employment as a home care aide in Arizona to reunite with her family. Excitedly, she accepted a job offer and consented to a background check. However, her joy turned to devastation when the report falsely listed a felony conviction for "unlawful sexual intercourse" - a charge she had never faced. Further investigation uncovered numerous errors in the report, including incorrect personal information and a mismatched social security number. These inaccuracies caused immense distress and financial hardship for our client and her family, forcing them to endure a week of sleeping in their car and facing the constant fear of homelessness. 

Despite these challenges, our client's resilience and determination led her to seek justice. With our assistance, she successfully secured a significant settlement and held the background check company accountable. Let us help you navigate similar challenges.

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If you have questions about errors contained in a background check report, we want to hear from you. You can contact us ANYTIME via our LIVE chat feature on our website, via phone at 1-877-615-1725, and via email at [email protected]. No situation is too difficult for our lawyers. Contact us today for a case review with no out-of-pocket costs!


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Daniel Cohen is the Founder of Consumer Attorneys. Daniel manages the firm’s branding, marketing, client intake and business development efforts. Since 2017, he is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the National Consumer Law Center. Mr. Cohen is a nationally-recognized practitioner of consumer protection law. He has a wealth of proven legal experience in the US in: collective claims, representing visually impaired people who believe their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act have been violated in both the physical and digital environments, corporate governance and dispute resolution. Read more

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