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FOX19's investigative team recently exposed dozens of credit reports most people have never heard of. Now we're getting word that the ones employers use are preventing some of the most desperate job seekers from getting hired.

A new study says one in four unemployed Americans is required to go through a credit check when applying for a new job. For one in ten, something's in there that caused them to be denied the job, according to the liberal think tank Demos, which conducted the survey.

LexisNexis is among the big companies providing these services for employers. Here is the form you can use to request the information LexisNexis has on you. But there are at least twelve other companies who provide credit reports and background checks for employers, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Here is the information compiled by the CFPB about these companies and how you can get a copy of your report from them:

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY REPORTS

Note that many employment reporting companies won't have information on you unless you authorized your employer or a potential new employer to obtain a report.

 

Accurate Background

Conducts background screening services. The company will provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based on  information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: AccurateBackground.com

Address:

Accurate Background, Inc.

6 Orchard, Suite 200

Lake Forest, CA 92630

Phone:

800-784-3911

 

American DataBank

Conducts background screening services. The company will provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based on  information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: Americandatabank.com

Address:

American DataBank

110 Sixteenth Street, 8th Floor

Denver, CO 80202

Phone:

800-200-0853

 

EmployeeScreenIQ

Provides pre-employment screening services. The company will provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based on information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: EmployeeScreen.com

Address:

EmployeeScreenIQ

P.O. Box 22627

Cleveland, OH 44122

Phone:

800-235-3954

(Option 5)

 

First Advantage

Conducts background screening services. The company will provide one free report every 12 months. The company will also provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based  on information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: FADV.com, Report request form

Address:

First Advantage Consumer Relations

P.O. Box 3367

Seminole, FL 33775

Phone:

800-321-4473

 

GIS

Conducts background screening services. The company will provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based on information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: GenInfo.com

Address:

GIS

P.O. Box 353

Chapin, SC 29036

Phone:

800-265-4917

 

HireRight

Conducts employment background screening services. The company will provide one free report every 12 months. The company will also provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based on information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: HireRight.com

Address:

HireRight

P.O. Box 33181

Tulsa, OK 74153

Phone:

800- 381-0645

 

Infocubic

Provides pre-employment screening services. The company will provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based on information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: Infocubic.com, Request report form

Address:

Infocubic

9250 E. Costilla Ave., Suite 525

Greenwood Village, CO 80112

Phone:

877-360-4636

 

Intellicorp

Provides employment histories and criminal histories. The company will provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based on information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: Intellicorp.net, Request report form

Address:

Intellicorp Records Inc.

3000 Auburn Drive, Suite 410

Beachwood, OH 44122

Phone:

866-202-1436

 

Lexis Nexis Screening Solutions. Inc.

Provides employment history reports. The company will provide one free report every 12 months.

The company will also provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based on information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: PersonalReports.LexisNexis.com, Report request form

Address:

LexisNexis Screening Solutions

Consumer Center P.O. Box 105292

Atlanta, GA 30348-05108

Phone:

866-312-8075

 

Pre-employ.com

Provides employment background, investigative, consumer reports. The company will provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based on

information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: Pre-employ.com, Request report form

Address:

Pre-employ.com

Attn: Compliance Department

P.O. Box 491570

Redding, CA 96049-1570

Phone:

800-300-1821

(extension 199)

  

Trak 1 Technology

Conducts background screening services. The company will provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based on information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: Trak-1.com

Addresses:

Trak-1 Technology

Consumer Report Request

7131 Riverside Parkway

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136

 

Trak-1 Technology

Consumer Disputes

7131 Riverside Parkway

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136

Phone:

918-779-7000

 

Verifications Inc.

Conducts background screening services. The company will provide one free report every 12 months.

The company will provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based on information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: VerificationsInc.com

Address:

Annual Credit Report

P.O. Box 105281

Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

Phone:

877-884-1313

 

The Work Number

Provides employment and income verification. Includes data collected from large private sector payroll processors. The company will provide one free report every 12 months. The company will also provide a free report if an adverse action is taken against you based on information in your report or under other specific circumstances.

Web site: TheWorkNumber.com, Request form

Address:

Annual Credit Report

P.O. Box 105281

Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

Phone:

866-604-6570

 

Source: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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