Never Say Never Again

Many of you might be saying to yourself – it will never happen to me. My employee would never steal. My client would never prosecute me for negligent hiring. Yet situations like this happen to employers every day.

A few months ago, I was talking with a friend of mine who owns a small business and he told me it wasn’t worth the money to do background checks. Recently, he contacted me in a panic, requesting a criminal background check on one of his employees. It turns out this individual was accused of stealing on the job. Upon receiving the results of the background check, there was a history of criminal activity, including stealing. Because of these accusations, my friend in turn lost out on a major contract worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. A background check would have cost him $100.

When hiring in today’s market, employers have a variety of tools to assist them in choosing the best candidate. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the average cost of a bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the first year’s potential earnings.

Whether you are vetting a new employee, completing a business deal, leasing real estate, or entering into some other type of legal contract, conducting a comprehensive and professional background check is always a good business practice. By utilizing background checks, you help reduce both legal and financial risks to you and your organization.

Look at the big picture! Reduce your liability by considering background checks to ensure safety and peace of mind. Just like the James Bond film, Never Say Never Again!

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Are You Dating a Catfish?

Although you may not spend your time watching MTV (Who remembers the debut of Real World Season 1?), a new docudrama television series called Catfish premiered in 2012 and caused online daters to stop and consider … Is the person you are chatting with really who they say they are?

According to online dating definition, a Catfish is a person who creates fake profiles, pretending to be someone else using their information and photographs and identity. The MTV series Catfish launched following a documentary film in which the TV show’s narrator, Nev Schulman, went to meet his new online love only to find she was a completely different person than he was led to believe.

According to Statistic Brain, out of the 54 million single people living in the United States, 40 million of them have already tried online dating. These numbers are staggering, especially when you consider how many of these 40 million are telling the complete truth? Trying to navigate your way through an online dating relationship could pose serious consequences beyond just heartache.

If you are getting serious, whether for personal relationships, employment screening, business investments or other significant associations, we recommend calling in an expert to verify your expectations are correct. ALIASS offers a variety of professional, reliable services to make sure your interests are protected. We can perform a comprehensive investigation including reference checks, criminal history, background checks, citizen and immigration status, sex offender registry, and much more.

If your personal or business relationship is headed to the next level, protect yourself by contacting us for a customized investigation plan to suit your situation. The cost to verify the identity of an individual is a priceless investment, well worth your safety, including personal protection and financial well-being.