When Ordering A Background Check, How Far Back Will It Go?

If you are requesting a criminal record report for a prospective employee, you may wonder how far back the report that you will receive can go.  If you are using a consumer reporting agency such as AAA Credit Screening Services, then the answer is 7 years.  To comply with the laws of most states or counties, we provide background checks going back 7 years.
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Consumer reporting agencies are governed by the

Fair Credit Reporting Act and the laws of the states and counties as to how far back they can report.  The limit is usually between 7 and 10 years, which should give you a good understanding of the applicant’s recent criminal history while complying with the guidelines for consumer protection.