Watch Out For Background Check Scams

Jason Morris

I have started out way too many posts with “Who’s guarding the guards!”  I decided to spare you with this one.  It appears a Bellevue NE man has been scamming the public offering fake FBI employment background checks.

Bellevue Man Accused of Background Check Scam

Bellevue, NE – Federal investigators have arrested a Bellevue man, accusing him of running a background check scam.

FBI agents took 51-year-old David Musk into custody on Wednesday.  Musk had previously been indicted on wire and mail fraud charges.  Investigators believe Musk formed a company then duped people into believing he could run FBI and Interpol background checks on people.

Authorities say he charged $600 per check.  The Feds say he scammed victims out of $170,000.

Investigators say private citizens are not capable of performing FBI or Interpol background checks.   Musk is slated to appear in court on Friday.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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