Man, does this one hit home. husband got instantly canned from the temp job when the day before they were discussing buying out his contract from the temp co. No reason, just don't come back to work. Since it was during the storm, I made husband stay on temp co's tail for a reason in case they'd been telling him not to go to work because of weather instead of firing him. He's been on their butts for almost a week. We got our answer. The co who wanted to hire him and did the background check sent the reason in the mail. They used one of these background check companies. They got a hit on husband's name in Indiana for the sexual offenders list. Now when husband sees this he of course blows a gasket. He's never been in jail a day in his life. And certainly not in Indiana. So I calm him down a bit. I make him give me the background checkers co name. I do a search on it. Oddly enough you have to call them to enlist their service. Now, I've been doing people searches and such for yrs. It started when stepgfg took off with the grandbabies. I used to spend up to 17 hrs a day doing this sort of thing. Looking them up any way I could think of. (I was in a very bad place in my head then) husband is about to stroke. I tell him to chill. I'm not done. All sex offender info is free to anyone for anywhere. So I look it up for Indiana and start searching for his name. At first no hit. I look for the long version of his name. (husband has one of those names that is almost always the shortened version of the original, but he doesn't have the original version) I get nothing. So I just type in the last name. Bingo. I get a list of people with our last name and on it is the longer version of husband's name. I click on it. The guys info is incomplete. The height happens to match. (although it wasn't under original search info) But the guy is only 50. husband is 58. The resgistar's info was incomplete cuz this guy doesn't have to register anymore. Also the reason no photo was available. So I printed the [email protected] info out. Now husband says that in order for mistakes to be corrected it has to be done via the background checker co. (yeah, right like they'll admit they got it wrong) I told husband to take it/mail it to the co that wanted to hire him, after calling them. And to take his birth certificate to show them his legal name is ---- , not -------- insert last name. But I did tell him he need to call this background checker co in the morning. We haven't quite figured out why the co that was going to hire him sent us the results of their background check. And they told husband to call them when he got the info on the background check. They DID NOT tell his boss at the temp co why they canned him. Now I do this stuff all of the time. You can type in any name, age, DOB and get like up to 50 names based on what your doing. They can be from all over the country. And even the really good background checker co's come up with tons of useless info. (I've used them too) Actually I was doing this last night, refining my search on stepgfg. I understand co's wanting to check out the people who are going to work for them. But these same co's have to realize that these background checkers aren't all that accurate. The really good ones tell you that upfront and don't make you pay when they make a mistake. But it's scarey stuff when you can lose a job due to inaccurate info or mistaken identity. So in the morning husband has to call the HR dept of the co who wanted to hire him. He has to try to convince them the info was wrong, get them to let him show them proof, and keep fingers crossed they give him his job back. In short, we probably need a miracle.