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Fair Credit Reporting Act

We conscientiously follow the rules and regulations set forth by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We will immediately tell you what you need to know in order to be compliant and to avoid any lawsuits. We will let you know up front what is expected from you and what we will do to be in compliance with the FCRA. We will also provide the proper forms and necessary paperwork to get you through the hiring process.

What if, based on your investigation, we don't hire an applicant?

AAN Investigations provides you with a letter that must be sent to any applicant denied employment. We also supply your company with “A Summary of Your Rights under the FCRA” that needs to accompany the letter. Both the letter and the summary pages are available to you once you have signed up for our services.

What if I don't want a complete criminal or civil record search? Can I order individual searches?

You aren't limited to doing just a criminal or a civil record search. We offer those searches because they are the most requested and fit most of our clients' needs. We also offer a selection of other services. We have trained Account Executives who will look at your account and come up with specific searches to best suit your company's needs.

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  Frequently Answered Questions

Why should I use your company when I can do the
background check myself using the Internet?

Using AAN Investigations takes out the guesswork. We are experienced licensed investigators who know which avenues to take when doing a background check. We rely on many different sources to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information.

When a company chooses to do a background check themselves, it can become very time consuming and, depending on who is doing the background check, you may not be getting all the needed information on the applicant. Relying solely on the internet for information may not give you the most up-to-date information. Some programs may be six months to even a year behind. AAN Investigations uses those internet sources only as a guide, taking information from their reports as a first-step flag that may indicate either incorrect information or information which was omitted by the applicant. For example, your applicant may not tell you that he or she resided in another state. AAN Investigations might pick up information that shows multi-state residence information; in which case, we would do a search in all the appropriate states rather than just Michigan.

When can I expect the completed background checks from AAN Investigations?

You can expect to receive a summary report within 48-72 hours of our receiving your request. If for some reason it takes longer, you will be notified immediately.

Why does it take 48 to 72 hours to do a background check?

Some simple background checks can be done within 24 hours. However, when we are relying on other sources, such as universities and former employers to supply us with current information, we may have to wait for a response. Of course, we will work diligently to get your information as soon as possible.

If we hire AAN Investigations for employment screening ,
why must we have a signed agreement between our
company and AAN Investigations?

Our agency follows all regulations set forth by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681, et al) (FCRA). The FCRA is designed to protect the privacy of individuals from abusive conduct arising out of the use of any reports that contain private information about an individual. The FCRA requires that there be a written disclosure to the prospective employee/employer about the requested information. By signing this agreement, your company is in compliance with the FCRA.

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