Social Security Numbers used to be issued from the state you applied and/or your parents applied for on your behalf. To file taxes, be reported as a dependent, work in the US, used as identification, open a bank account, apply for credit an SSN (Social Security Number) is required. The first three numbers of a social security number at one time represented the state it was issued. Now, numbers are in a random pool and the first three numbers do not indicate an issuing state. If the first three (3) digits are “000”, “666” or in the “900” series, it is an invalid social security number. If any portion of the social security number contains all “0’s”, such as 000-12-1234, 11-00-1234 or 111-11-0000 the [...]
Signs an Employee May Need to Find Another Place to Spend 8 Hours a Day
They arrive late for work
They do not take pride in their appearance and show up for work looking like they just rolled out of bed
They constantly complain about not having money and are always borrowing money
They take too many breaks
Their personal life takes precedent over coming to work
They always look busy but get nothing completed
They make excuses for their lack of productivity
Their absenteeism becomes a pattern
Their cellphone is more important than the office phone or their work
Reasons Employers Keep Unproductive Employees
Cost and time of training a replacement
Possible cost of certifications and education
Small business owners [...]
Whew! Just do a Google search for Background Investigation and see the more than 33,400,000 results pop up! You would think that there would not be any chance of a person being hoodwinked with the number of “services” out there to reveal the con artists and scammers. But you would be wrong.
Why is that?
Well, it is pretty simple. There are basically two reasons for the growing likelihood of a person – of any age, gender or race – getting conned:
People are optimistic and naïve. They don’t want to believe there is ever really a need for background check services, especially in a personal situation. They may understand why a business would conduct an employment background check and even a criminal background check, but have [...]
Parenting is a tough job, especially when you want to protect your child and she is a very headstrong teen who thinks she understands everything about the way the world works. At least that was the comment from a worried parent who called International Investigators.
Katy* got her first job at the local ice cream shop and she was so excited. She had visions of money and freedom and a chance to get her own car. Her mom, Sandra* was equally as happy. She felt this was a good step for her 16-year-old daughter to learn the value of working for your money and the responsibility of a job.
However, shortly after she started, Sandra was getting “weird” feelings about the job. When she talked with [...]
In a tough job market, job searchers can become desperate and willing to do anything to get a job – including lying about their education with fake diplomas obtained from non-existent universities. To keep from getting duped and facing future consequences, employers need to conduct thorough background investigations on potential employees to detect the phonies before hiring and training them.
Unfortunately, fraud is rampant in the employment market with fake degrees on the rise. Google “fake degree” and hundreds of websites offering diplomas pop up. These “diploma mills” sell job applicants high school, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees, or professional certifications with transcripts for a flat fee. The diploma often requires little, if any, course work and awards a degree based solely on the person’s [...]