March 14, 2003
"objective risk management services"
Dallas, Texas - Identity Theft, the #1 consumer fraud complaint, is already
a significant problem for the Security and Human Resource departments of
companies nationwide. Companies need to do a very good job of I.D. Verification.
Now however, one sees an even darker version of this already frustrating problem.
Imagine the nightmare of trying to unscramble your credit record, your references,
and your other personal affairs if your identity has been stolen. Then, ponder
the ultimate nightmare and humiliation of constantly being arrested because your
personal Identity Thief has now committed crimes in your name, you have become
his or her alias, and you are now the Wanted person.
Unfortunately, it falls on the victim to clear up the criminal record. Getting
your name off of a national criminal database can be a daunting task. "If you
think clearing up a credit history is tough, try clearing up a criminal history",
says Dr. John Allan, President of The Integrity Center, a firm recognized nationally
for employee background checking, online employee records, and company risk management.
With rampant identity theft, employers are not only at risk for hiring criminals
or perhaps terrorists, but their personnel records must be secure so that the company
does not become a party to an Identity Theft. Put that thought together with coming
legislation in Congress that will eliminate using one's Social Security Number as
an individual identifier, and you can imagine what chaos that will cause for most
company's personnel record systems.
The Integrity Center abandoned Social Security Numbers as key individual identifiers
in 1996, and now in addition to providing fully encrypted Background Checking, the
firm offers secure online Job Applications, Interview Notes, and Employee Files
The Integrity Center, Inc.,
www.integctr.com, founded in 1984, and based in Dallas, TX,
is a leading supplier of objective risk management information for business,
industry and government. The Integrity Center and its website are a rich source
of current information regarding the laws, procedures, and pitfalls in all areas
of background checking and personnel records.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Director of Media Relations
The Integrity Center, Inc.