Who is calling my references? - page 2

Hello. I began applying for jobs a week before I had my baby. My baby is a month old now and yesterday I had my first interview with a local hospital. This morning I had a phone interview with an... Read More

  1. by   Esme12
    Quote from Mrs. SnowStormRN
    Okay, I feel so behind in the times. It still seems odd that a company would pay another company to do this. Thank you for this information, I did not know that this was a common practice.

    It's called outsourcing.......It's cheaper to outsource a company overseas with extremely low overhead and next to slave labor.....than hire more manpower in the HR office at a US salary and benefits. The new work force today.....
  2. by   xtxrn
    Quote from Mrs. SnowStormRN
    You know with your information floating around in "technology world" there is no way to tell who can get a hold of your information. This world wide web is great but ultimately it can be damaging, especially when it comes to identity. You can see a persons home on Google maps, even find someone past addresses and current addresses. I was once looking for my deceased mom news article from her 1989 car accident on the web, and guess what I found? HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER!!!! It had her full name, birthdate, our old address, and yes her SSN! CRAZY!!!

    Yeah- for 10-40 bucks (depending on how much info you want) you can buy anybody's background info....
  3. by   Esme12
    I always put "references available upon request and in the spaces if it won't let me go on I placed Nonono Nononono, 123 NoNoNo, No,000000... If you want to call my references.....you can ask me first.......... in person.
  4. by   my3mracles
    There are US-based companies that do this kind of service, too. I worked for one a few years ago. We actually verified the "whole package". Verified education/degrees, called personal references, called former employers to verify dates of service/position held, performed background checks, etc.
  5. by   xtxrn
    It's not always companies that are hired to do phone jobs.....the NC travel bureau uses prisoners who are still incarcerated... some catalogs do the same thing

    http://lpa.igc.org/lpv24/lp3.htm

    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-01-...ervation-agent

    http://www.digtriad.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=173212
    Last edit by xtxrn on Aug 4, '11
  6. by   JemJ
    Have any of you ever thought of using that LifeLock thing? I think it's insurance against Identity theft. You're supposed to be insured for up to a million dollars. When I hear about things like this, it makes me want to do it.
    Thoughts?
  7. by   danh3190
    Quote from my3mracles
    There are US-based companies that do this kind of service, too. I worked for one a few years ago. We actually verified the "whole package". Verified education/degrees, called personal references, called former employers to verify dates of service/position held, performed background checks, etc.
    Yeah. I was surprised to get a call from a private investigator when I applied to my current employer. She was following up on my degrees. E-mailed her a copy of the diploma and transcript and no further problem.

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