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. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    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.....
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  2. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    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....
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  3. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    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.
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  4. Visit  my3mracles profile page
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    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. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    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. Visit  JemJ profile page
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    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. Visit  danh3190 profile page
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    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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