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Old 03-25-2018, 01:56 PM
 
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Sorry to bump up an old thread but I thought I'd chime in here with my experience:

I went through a divorce 4 years ago and during which I placed a security freeze on all three of my credit reports, meaning that no one can pull my report without me lifting the freezes first. Since then, I've had two jobs that ran background checks....I was never asked to remove the freezes by them, so either a) they didn't check my credit at all, or b) they were blocked from my reports by the freezes and decided it wasn't worth asking to have them lifted.
i am currently in the background check stage of a job offer. They didn't tell me they were going to check my credit (it's for a legal asst position at an oil and gas company. They just said "We just want to make sure you've never assaulted anyone haha." I froze my credit last fall during the equifax breach. What if they do try to access my credit and can't? Will I get denied?
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Generally the credit check is for positions where the person has some kind of access to financial data that could become a problem. For example a programmer that works on a billing or accounts receivable system. I don't know that a legal assistant would be exposed to that kind of opportunities. No one knows for sure, but I would suggest that you try not to worry about it, but keep applying elsewhere if anything good comes up in the meanwhile.
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Old 03-24-2019, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Petaling Jaya
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All financial services companies require you to get fingerprinted. financial services typically has some of the deepest background checks of all industries. good luck.
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