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Reb77Br 10.05.2011 14:34

Background check
 
Does anyone know whether it is possible, as a consumer, to perform a background check on an individual who provides financial services?

Say Mr X works as a financial consultant and claims to have certain academic qualifications and to have worked for certain companies. You're not sure whether this is the truth or a story concocted in order to create a reliable impression. How can you verify this?

nigelr 10.05.2011 15:38

Re: Background check
 
Not sure, but you'd be amazed at what googling a name can bring up especially if people are experiencing problems with a certain person or company.

Regarding qualifications you can always ask to see a copy.

HollidayG 10.05.2011 15:49

Re: Background check
 
For work certificates, you can always contact the issuing company.

You could also look at websites such as Xing or even Facebook to get the impression of a person.

You can ask him for his University diplomas although it may be hard to verify authenticity.

Reb77Br 10.05.2011 16:25

Re: Background check
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HollidayG (Post 1191677)
You can ask him for his University diplomas although it may be hard to verify authenticity.

I actually tried that. Asked the university whether the person had graduated and had a degree in the subject they claimed. University said it was confidential.

HollidayG 10.05.2011 17:06

Re: Background check
 
Is this a US University?

There are companies that do background checks on people. Maybe they have ways of verifying this.


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