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Identity Theft Q&A

Q: I'm trying to remove the damage from recent identity theft on my credit report. What should I say about this to an employer when they do a background check?
A: If you're close enough to being hired to warrant a background check, congratulate yourself, then tell your potential employer about the identity theft incident and that it may skew any background check results. Explain that you're working to remove the thief's actions from your reports. If need be, provide police reports or statements from creditors. Ask if you can view the results of the search to verify its accuracy. Some states have passed laws requiring employers to share this information – check to see if yours does.
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