First Advantage Background Checks

Did First Advantage Background Check Errors Cause You to Lose a Job?

We fight back against false reporting done by background screening companies. Did you lose a job due to an inaccurate First Advantage report? We can help.

Who is First Advantage?

First Advantage is a global consumer reporting agency headquartered in Atlanta, GA. They provide background screenings, tenant screenings, and drug testing for a wide range of industries. First Advantage also offers background screening for contractors, freelancers, and gig employees. This service was called Contractor Advantage, and is now XTDForce.

What is in a First Advantage Background check?

The screening provided by First Advantage will vary by industry and the type of job.

The following are some of the screening services that First Advantage offers:

  • Criminal Background Screening
  • Verifications – education, past employment, immigration status
  • Licenses and Credentials

  • Social Media Searches
  • Credit Reports
  • Ongoing Criminal Records Watch

Did Your First Advantage Background Check Contain Errors?

Most employers today use background checks in the hiring process. Unfortunately, mistakes on background checks are common. Errors on a First Advantage background check can keep you from getting the job.

The most common mistake is incorrect criminal history reported. This can happen by having the same name or similar name or same birth date at someone with a criminal history.

Background Check Errors Can Cause Job Loss

First Advantage Background Check Dispute

Mistakes on your First Advantage Background check can be damaging. They can cause job loss and ruin your reputation. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) you have rights that protect you. First Advantage, must be sure what they report is accurate and up-to-date.

Your Rights When Notified of Adverse Action or are Denied Employment

  • You are able to get a free copy of your background check
  • The employer must give you the contact information of the background check company
  • You should get a summary of your rights under the FCRA from the employer
  • You have the right to dispute inaccurate information on your background check

How to Dispute First Advantage Background Check

First Advantage offers four ways to dispute your report:
Phone : 1-800-845-6004
Fax: 1-727-214-2127
Mail: First Advantage Consumer Center
P.O. Box 105292
Atlanta, GA 30348-5292

Background Check Dispute Tips: Always keep a record of every communication. You keep the original documents and only send copies.

First Advantage has 30 days to investigate background check disputes and correct errors. You should receive a notification with the results.

Can I Sue First Advantage for Background Check Errors?

You may have a case and may be able to sue in federal court if any of the following happened:

  • You lost a job due to errors on your background check
  • Your job start date was delayed because of errors on your background check
  • You missed out on a promotion because of errors on your background check

First Advantage Background Check Complaints and Lawsuits

The following are recent cases that we settled in Federal court for our clients.

Arion Ford v. First Advantage Background Services Corporation. – N.D.GA.  First Advantage inaccurately reported criminal records on Mr. Fords background check. The criminal records belong to another individual with the similar name and date of birth as Mr. Ford. Due to the errors Mr. Ford was denied a job. The case settled.

Glenn Stephens v.  First Advantage Background Services Corporation. – N.D.IL. Mr. Stephens was denied a job due to an inaccurate felony conviction on his First Advantage report.  Mr. Stephens was never convicted of a felony as the case was dismissed. The case settled.

Andrew Wilson v. First Advantage Background Services Corporation. – D.OR.  Mr. Wilson was denied a job with UPS because of an inaccurate felony conviction on his First Advantage background check.  The inaccurate information belongs to an individual who has a similar name to Mr. Wilson.  The case settled.

Get Help from Consumer Protection Lawyers

At Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., we know how damaging errors on your background check can be. We know how frustrating it is when your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act get violated.

For over 20 years we have been fighting back against background check errors. Fill out the form on this page for a free case evaluation, or call us at 1-877-735-8600.

If you have a case, there is no out-of-pocket cost to you. We only get paid when we win for you.

First Advantage Corporation Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 105292
City: Atlanta
State: Georgia
Zip Code: 30348-5292
Phone: 800-845-6004

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Once you submit this form a representative from the law firm of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. will be in touch.
Or Call 1-877-735-8600 and get immediate help to see if you have a case.

If you feel your rights under the FCRA have been violated by First Advantage,
call 1-877-735-8600 to speak to our legal team.

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C.