Criminal Background Check LawsuitTwo Verisk Analytics Inc. units agreed to pay $18 million to settle three proposed class action lawsuits that allege the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to take reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of background check reports provided to prospective employers.

The putative class action lawsuits targeted two Verisk units: Intellicorp Records Inc. and Insurance Information Exchange LLC. These companies provide consumer reports including background checks. In their class action lawsuits, the plaintiffs accuse the companies of violating the FCRA by providing incorrect, outdated or incomplete information to potential employers. Specifically, they argue that the defendants failed to provide certain consumers with copies of their consumer reports before delivering them to prospective employers and that the companies failed to take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of the reports.

The class action lawsuits alleged a number of issues with the background checks that were sent to prospective employers. Plaintiff Jane Roe (a pseudonym) indicated that a prospective employer received a copy of her background check that omitted material information that was available in public records, claiming that Intellicorp relied on out-of-date information when creating the report.

Plaintiff Michael Thomas, who claims he has no prior criminal history, accused Intellicorp of including the criminal history from other individuals. Due to this error, he claims he was falsely identified as a criminal and was thus disqualified from employment. Plaintiff Mark Johnson raised a similar complaint against Insurance Information Exchange.

The FCRA is a consumer protection statute that requires consumer reporting agencies to create policies that are fair and equitable to consumers with regard to the collection, dissemination and use of their consumer and credit information. In their class action lawsuits, the plaintiffs allege that the companies “fail to use ‘reasonable procedures’ necessary to ensure the ‘maximum possible accuracy’ of the reports they sell.” They also claim that Intellicorp violated the FCRA by failing to notify consumers when it compiles and sells a consumer report to an employer.

The defendants have denied all allegations set forth in the class action lawsuits, insisting that they complied with the FCRA at all times.

By filing the class action lawsuits, the plaintiffs were seeking a statutory damage award between $100 and $1,000 as permitted under the FCRA.

Proposed Class Members include all U.S. residents who were the subject of one or more consumer reports provided to a third party by Intellicorp or Insurance Information Exchange for employment purposes, which contained a “Criminal SuperSearch” result reflecting an arrest or conviction between April 16, 2010 and Sept. 16, 2013.

The parties agreed to a class action settlement amount of $18.6 million, which is equal to the monetary value of free consumer reports to all putative Class Members. The consumer reporting agencies also agreed to update and improve their reporting policies to maximize the accuracy of the reports.

The parties are also seeking to consolidate the three actions into a single class action lawsuit.

The proposed class action settlement is still subject to Court approval.

The plaintiffs are represented by O’Toole McLaughlin Dooley & Pecora Co. LPA, Chavez & Gertler LLP, Consumer Litigation Associates, Lyngklip & Associates Consumer Law Center PLC, The Law Offices of Devin H. Fok, A New Way of Life Reentry Project and Cohen Rosenthal & Kramer LLP.

The class action lawsuits are Jane Roe, et al. v. Intellicorp Records Inc., Case No. 1:12-cv-02288; Michael R. Thomas, et al. v. Intellicorp Records Inc., Case No. 1:12-cv-02433; and Mark A. Johnson, et al. v. Insurance Information Exchange LLC, Case No. 1:13-cv-00616, all in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.

UPDATE 1: Details on how to file a claim for the Intellicorp Background Check Class Action Settlement are up! Eligible consumers can receive between $50 and $2,000 if they file a valid claim by the April 21, 204 deadline.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Claim Form for this settlement requires you to enter the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. This appears to be the way the Settlement Administrator will verify that you were subject to an improper background check by the defendants. We ALWAYS encourage our readers to protect their personal information by confirming with the Settlement Administrator and/or law firms handling a case to ensure that such information  is required. We are NOT a law firm or Settlement Administrator and cannot advise you on if you should submit your SSN. Information on how to contact the Settlement Administrator and law firms for the Intellicrop Background Check Class Action Settlement can be found at www.IntellicorpClassAction.com.

UPDATE 2: A federal judge granted final approval to the Intellicorp background check class action settlement on June 5, 2014. The first round of payments could be going out at the end of the summer/early fall and the second round in early 2015, according to some reports.

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212 Comments

  • Deborah anderson November 18, 2013

    information about claim

  • damon December 2, 2013

    any new information on how to file a claim?

  • Dustin January 13, 2014

    You will be getting paperwork in the mail. I just filled mine out.

  • Christen January 15, 2014

    I recieved my paperwork in the mail and I am concerned that they are requesting us to fill in our SSN along with All of our other personal info.

    • Jessica January 15, 2014

      I got a letter in the mail and it wants my personal info to start a claim like ssn im afraid to put it down what if this is a fruad I dont even no what its really for or what job used the company they are sueing.

      • Cathy January 15, 2014

        Jessica, I do not know what company/companies this is for either. I am going to look it up on snopes.com and see if it is legit.

        • audrey January 16, 2014

          Plz comment back if it is legit….I felt uneasy about it asking for all my personal info

          • Kevin February 22, 2014

            I checked it out, i got the background check they used and it seemed legit. P.S. they did ommit information from mine that made my minor traffic incident seem like something much more serious. So it pays to check it out

      • Vikki November 14, 2015

        I was scared to fill it out too . But took a chance did it anyways just got a check in the mail today for 658$ . A company did a background check on me years ago and it came uo that I had a gun charge ( which I DEFINETLY do not ) So i lost a,really good high paying job because of it . Now years later justice us served :)

    • Robert Allison January 16, 2014

      I have reeived my Inaccuracy Fund Claim Check Form and they are requesting my SS number. I have had several employers during the time period this lawsuite covers and don’t even know who got the incorrect information. Is this legit and do if they had my name and address to send this to me, why don’t they already have my ssn.

      Robert

    • Jay January 30, 2014

      I got one in the mail but like you, I am concerned that I have to put my social security information. Could this be just a scam?

      • lorna devon August 18, 2014

        I did it, as they had me down that I spent a year in prison! Not a day even! I just received a check. Take the time to report it. It is a legit check to cash or deposit.

    • Nene November 7, 2014

      I jus received my check today for $327.00

      • coop November 8, 2014

        I received the same amount today……..

      • Equilla Black November 8, 2014

        Hello! I just received a check for 327.00 do we get more or is this it???

      • Amanda November 11, 2014

        Hello, I also received a check in the amount of $327.04 was told I was going to receive a check up to $2000. I have not cashed or deposited the check as I didn’t know if this was a another scam can you tell me if you cashed it and it is indeed a legal document.

    • Garett December 10, 2015

      Dear Christen; That was my main concern also. I contacted the administrator, asked for her name & requested an e-mail. I made sure I wasn’t just throwing my ssn out there. Just check on the information you receive by contacting the administrator!!. I wish you the best of luck. Sincerely, Garett

  • Kim Williams January 15, 2014

    I received stuff today stating I could receive up to 2,000 dollars and have no clue really what this is about.

  • Kim Williams January 15, 2014

    I have heard there is a Hospital in Normal Illinois that does a credit report before hiring people so maybe this is kinda what its about, they gave out false information maybe, I dont know what job used Tellicorp and how are we suspose to know

  • Jessica Smith January 15, 2014

    I am very clueless of what this is about.i don’t know what employer used my information.

  • Sandra January 15, 2014

    I received a letter about a background check and filling a class action law suite. I don’t have a criminal record-WHAT are they talking about. I will not send my personal information OUT.

  • Jac January 15, 2014

    I got the same thing… is this real or what?

  • Jac January 15, 2014

    is this scam? what kind of jobs have you guys been applying to?

    • Jake January 23, 2014

      My first instinct was that it was a Scam. I just got the same letter a week ago and I have not applied for many jobs.. particularly a job that would even do a background check. I would say it is not worth it to give out any personal info for a possible couple hundred or even a $1000.

  • Sarah January 15, 2014

    I just got my letter too ! I have no clue what this is so if someone could explain it to me or give me a site to look up info on it I would appreciate that. I’m going to call the 1-800 number in the morning but if anyone finds out anything faulty plz post it here so no one will get scammed plz & thanks !

  • stacey January 16, 2014

    I got a letter in the mail, I feel very uncomterable giving out my personable information . I would appreciate some more information .

    • Garett December 10, 2015

      The Government has a law that every time anyone does a background check the company who does the background check has to notify you by mail. FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act. By law.

  • Lisa January 16, 2014

    I got a similar letter about a different company several years ago, and they already had all my info and the exact dates of the violation by the company and the exact dates that I was employed/affected by their actions. They just wanted me to check a box yes/no if I wanted to participate in the settlement, and they wanted me to sign a waiver saying that when I did get my share of the money, that I could not sue any further on my own! That was it. THIS IS NOT LEGIT-DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR INFO.

  • Linda January 16, 2014

    Research the information or take It to a lawyer. I am.

  • Justin January 16, 2014

    This is a massive scam. Whoever is behind it almost made it perfect. As we all know, nothing ever is. I called the 800 number on the letter. After an hour of fighting a machine, I finally got a human, a particularly dumb one. For legal purposes, we will say her name is “Sally”. I proceeded to ask “Sally” what this was all about. Basically, she read a scripted response, which was obvious because she answered every question I had with the same response. “We understand that you are a little troubled about this confusing situation, but we want you to know that we are here to help you.” “Whos we?” “Tje law firm handling the case.” “Ok, what is the case? How do you know that I as an individual have been wronged? How did you gain access to my records to find out?” “We are not allowed to indulge that information at this moment, but if you give us some personal information, DOB, SSN and your last 3 addresses, we can further assist you”. After that I had some choice words for her, then hung up on her. Regardless, its a scam, dont fill it out. Apparently someone fell for it and woke up the next day with an empty bank account.

  • victoria January 16, 2014

    hey i wants going on with this letter is it true about the 2,000 dallors can somebody tell me

  • victoria January 16, 2014

    i meant to say wants going on with this letter about the lawsuit and getting 2,000Dallors is it true

  • victoria January 16, 2014

    will im gonna take my paper work to a lawyer to see want they tell me

    • amelia January 21, 2014

      I got that same letter. please post your results…Im not about to give out any personal information. The world is to kurupt now days.

  • Jim bob January 16, 2014

    100% out right identity taking bank draining family stalking scam don’t do it

  • LED January 19, 2014

    This does not sound good. I got this letter too about receiving some 2000 if I fill some paperwork that I got.
    Can someone tell me what this is all about. If anyone gets a legal advise on this, can you please let us know.
    Thanks

    • Legal January 23, 2014

      I am a paralegal and just had a client bring this form to me. Please!!!! Do not fill this out! I cannot stress enough that this is not legit. Just like many previous comments on this, if you read the form carefully, you will see that it is not legit! Intellicorp Records claims to be the reason, your information leaked so they should have all the information they request already! Big Red Flag! I’ve done more research and nothing adds up. Another thing is the very first sentence… IF the Court approves. Well, as long as there is no settlement in place, there is no reason for them to contact you and get the information. So please, do not fall for this!

      • Anita Brown February 10, 2014

        Omg!!! Ive been a victim of identity theft, and i thought that maybe finally ! I can get compensation! ! And. How in the world did they contact me ? ..im so tired of these thieves! !! I just today had to fight a issue bc of identity theft in nc ! Wow ! I pray these scammers be exposed !!!

  • Arbie January 19, 2014

    Don’t do it if you do not feel comfortable. It sounds too good to be true! I got something similar in the mail a few months ago- it was called a prayer rug- they wanted me to pray on a piece of paper with Jesus on it and then send them money and they claimed it would bring about money for me in the “future” I must be on some list that preys on old ladies- geez- I also got a “million dollar bill” in the mail from another church organization- telling me my reward will come in heaven and to support their mission with money now- must have lived at this address too long- getting weird mail- scams get more and more sophisticated

  • Eric January 22, 2014

    I’m going with it’s a scam, I worked for the same employer from 2000 to the end of 2012, and have worked for myself since, and I didn’t do a background check on myself.

  • Jake January 23, 2014

    Since NONE of these people getting this letter have any Idea WHY they are getting it, Seems like a dead giveaway that this is a SCAM.

  • Jessica Hubbard January 26, 2014

    I don’t feel this is a scam. I have been mailed the same paperwork. In the past I was mailed paperwork in the same context where you have to put your full ssn. That class action claim was a gift card company who failed to tell callers there call was being recorded. I did receive $500. It wasn’t a scam even how skeptical I was. This as well, do your research. I have recently been applying to many jobs that last few months. It states they are agreeing to pay 18Mil to the claim. I’m going to send these papers to my employee law attorney just to get his advice too.

    • MS.love February 3, 2014

      i agree jessica

  • shiquita perry January 27, 2014

    I received my paperwork last month. I filled it out online and requested a copy of the criminal background report that Intellicorp sent to a possible employer. It did in fact have a injury to personal property charge that was dismissed because they had the wrong person and the defendant never showed up for court. It is not on my report as being dismissed. If you have applied to a job between April 2010 and Sept 2013, and was denied employment because of your background, then you need to fill out these form so that you can get some of the settlement and they HAVE to fix your background report also. Even if I only get $50, it is worth it.

    • MS.love February 3, 2014

      true!

    • Anita Brown February 10, 2014

      Thanks for sharing this ! And yes ! I really was ! And need that cash !

  • MS.love February 3, 2014

    this isn’t a scam i did my paper online as well i also lost several jobs bc of false information from background checks which left me puzzled.down to the job i’am working now first time i applied got turned down applied again got the job damn sure wasnt going to say no the first time i apllied i was denied bc of my background check.i have recently re ocated and was blown with all the jobs denied bc of my background check coming back with who knows what.PLEASE SIGN MAIL IN OR DO OVER THE INTERNET THE MORE THE BETTER CHANCE WE HAVE I WANT WHAT IS OWED TO ME ITS NOT FAIR.P.S SIGN IT!

    • Anita Brown February 10, 2014

      Tjanks for sharing this i did do mines on line ! A few weeks ago and i was also denied jobs and let go of one ! This has been a thorn in my side !

  • james February 4, 2014

    I think were owed more than just $50 or $2000. My time isn’t cheap, and since they screwed up I think we all should be paid a whole hell of lot more than just $2000! I’m filing my paper work. Good luck to all you guys out there that got screwed. I also want some damn answers about this claim.

    • PAT February 4, 2014

      just call the number if you don’t trust this. I did and I got a copy of what was sent to the employer and who the employer was. Mine was criminal information for 2 people with similar names and different gender. You can also look up the case. Do it. We deserve to get it straight and get compensated.

      • Kevin February 6, 2014

        who did you call pat?

    • Anita Brown February 10, 2014

      Thats right !!! James !!!

  • Kevin February 6, 2014

    I filled out my papers and I sent them in yesterday and I think it is not a scam.

  • Brandi April 2, 2014

    I thought it was a scam too. I requested a copy of the background check. They included info about someone else with similar name. Person was in jail and had a long criminal record.

  • Nicole April 7, 2014

    I was terminated from a job after 3 months employed, a new healthcare company took over and I received this settlement letter before my reason for termination and you bet I filled out my letter and returned it, I was wrongfully accused of something I had no knowledge of and YES it is legit, not a scam and definitely worth filling out…I’m patiently waiting on my reward, and that will be well worth my 3 months at 7.35 an hour

  • andrew April 19, 2014

    i think it is legit. i have researched it and seems to be right. i did apply for jobs at this time frame and was surprised at not getting certain jobs i was over qualified for. i will say i have had class action settlements like this 4 other times with credit cards and stuff. i recieved any where from 7 dollars to 150. PLEASE REMEMBER ITS UP TO 2000 DOLLARS DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO FILE A CLAIM. so most likely we might get 500 dollars if were lucky im sure it wont even be 1000. i usually got closer to the lower end of the other class action settlements. you would be surprised how many people reply. the more people the less each person gets.

  • Derrick Bibb May 6, 2014

    I filed my claim for the Roe v Intellicorp lawsuit on Jan 16,2014 online and went to check it today and they cant find my claim does anybody know whats goin on or has anybody receive compensation.

  • Paul Lee May 12, 2014

    How do I find out how much I will receive from the settlement, and when ?

  • Ronald davis May 20, 2014

    I applied for a job went to the open House and the job was offerd to me a couple of days later I got a letter from the company saying that they had to Recend the job offer that they gave me because of a criminal background check of another person in calliforna

  • Henry May 23, 2014

    When will we find out anything
    When will we received it

  • k May 29, 2014

    HAS ANYONE HEARD ANYTHING?

  • Anthony June 8, 2014

    Has anyone recieved any money from this yet!?

    • Reginald July 28, 2016

      I received 2 checks.. 1 for a $1000 & another 1 for $3500.. It’s a legit claim.. One happy camper!!!

  • saltwaterron June 9, 2014

    i have received 2 different answers in communications from those working the case..end of summer…early 2015…legal papers seem to indicate within 30 days after final hearing (may 23)…so i don’t know what to believe

  • christina falcon June 9, 2014

    I called about it today and they said it will be mailed out a chk by end of summer or latest 2015 so they said with in the next 6/9 months

    • saltwaterron June 10, 2014

      saw on another post concerning this that the most to be awarded is $200 because so many were involved

  • mishy June 22, 2014

    I emailed them and got a respond…here you go…

    Getting a letter doesn’t mean you get $50…there are 2 groups

    Some people were the subject of a Criminal Super Search but were not (by law) mailed a notification letter from intellicorp. They didn’t have to file a claim form.
    So they should all receive a check for $50 (end Summer early Fall)

    Some people may have been mailed the notification ….but their background check report had inaccurate information. They could receive up to $2000 in early 2015…but only IF THEY FILED A CLAIM FORM on the website (before the deadline)

  • Sarah Pierce June 26, 2014

    UPDATE: A federal judge granted final approval to the Intellicorp background check class action settlement on June 5, 2014. The first round of payments could be going out at the end of the summer/early fall and the second round in early 2015, according to some reports.

    • Angela belk April 27, 2015

      Got a letter in the mail I was suppose to respond back but I lost it. Can’t I have a number or something??

  • Donald August 13, 2014

    I don’t believe it’s a scam, I did in fact apply for a security officer job with a company and was denied employment due to a background check which stated that I was arrested when I never was arrested. I just feel uneasy that more information should be given to the people who were affected by this unusual circumstance. Also nothing has been taken from any of my accounts so far, and when you Google it, it’s plastered all over so at this point in time we’ll just have to wait and see what the end result is since now it’s been settled out of court.

    • Gloria November 10, 2014

      no scam, I receive mines today too, $327.00

  • VJ August 18, 2014

    Hello, I am one the approximately 545,000 Settlement Class Members this has affected and let me begin by saying I too assumed it was a scam so I understand your concern.

    This is not a scam I can assure you because although I have requested another copy (via e-mail) of the false background report I’ve already received one several months ago listing the exact previous employer of mine responsible for this awful thing happening as well as the criminal history of the person they mixed me up with (which is ridiculous to begin with because I am female and he is male and our names and birth years are completely different.)

    I received a check today and to prove it was real I verified the info online regarding the case:
    Roe v. Intellicorp Records, Inc. and I also contacted a representative on the matter as well and she was able to basically confirm that I was one of the many who was supposed to received one.

    I DID NOT fill out and or mail back any part of the three page document and I still received my check so, that right there is legit.

    This is stated on https://www.intellicorpclassaction.com/

    If you are a member of the Automatic Payment Class, a check in the amount of $50.00 was sent to you on August 15, 2014. You must cash or deposit that check by October 14, 2014 or it will expire and we will not be able to issue you a replacement check.

    If you have any further questions, please email questions@intellicorpclassaction.com or write the Settlement Administrator at:

    Roe v. Intellicorp Records, Inc.
    Settlement Administrator
    PO Box 1387
    Blue Bell, PA 19422

    • Gloria November 10, 2014

      No scam VJ I received my check today for $327.00

  • Nicole August 18, 2014

    My husband just got a $50 check in the mail and we filed nothing as we didn’t know abou it

    • Aileen August 18, 2014

      I just got a check too without filing a claim – are you going to call the # and do you think they will tell us what information was “stated in the background check”?

  • Aileen August 18, 2014

    I had no idea about this – never filed a claim and just got a check in the mail. I want to know what was said about me and more information before cashing the check!

  • Marie August 19, 2014

    My husband received a check for $50.00. Should we cash it?

  • Jennifer August 22, 2014

    I received a check yesterday for 50$ – I know for a fact that I had misinformation reported by Intellicorp for a Girls Scouts background check and it was a big hassle for them to fix it. This is real. Doesn’t necessarily have to be a background check for a job, could be for a volunteer organization too. I cashed the check at the bank. It was real. Just know if you cash the check, you sign away rights to file to claim a larger sum of money in the settlement.

  • David J August 22, 2014

    I got a check too.
    we all have applied to a job within the last 5 years. It is real, and intellicorp f***ed up, now they are paying up their fine.
    I wouldn’t trust these people with more info though.

    Just cash the check and forget about it. BUT ALWAYS CHECK YOUR CREDIT REPORT creditkarma is good.

  • Michelle August 29, 2014

    I just got a $50 check in the mail and I knew nothing about this. Now it’s too late to get a copy of the credit report they sent my employer, I can only get a current report. What good is that to me? It says I can file for $2000 but it’s probably too late for that now too. We should have been notified about this a LONG time ago, not after the fact.

    • ok November 3, 2014

      They sent out claim forms for the people who would be getting the 2000 check if you didnt receive that letter you couldn’t file it anyway.

  • mike October 25, 2014

    I never signed up for filing a claim for Roe v. Intellicorp and as far I know I was never affected by anything such as a losing a job or not getting hired etc. So how is it I got a $50 check?

    • kelly November 3, 2014

      Do it matter how? I mean really be thankful. Im pretty sure you done cashed it and its gone. *people I tell you*

  • Christina falcon November 6, 2014

    What state and city are chks being mailed out??

  • chris November 8, 2014

    Received check to day for 327.04

  • Lalaboo November 8, 2014

    I received a check today for 327.04. It’s not much but it’s better then nothing….we all really needed the $2,000 dollars….this is a big difference.

    • Greg November 8, 2014

      Same amount here…today also

  • Wendy November 10, 2014

    I got my check on 11/7/14. I filled out the packet more than a year ago and completely forgot about it. i received 327.04, but was a little hesitant to deposit the check into my bank account. Has anyone deposited their check yet? Has it cleared with no issues?

  • bossgoss November 10, 2014

    no scam, I receive mines today too, $327.00

  • bossgoss November 10, 2014

    I put mind in the bank sunday and today Is Monday have not cleared yet and it 2:00 pm

  • Ashlee November 10, 2014

    received a check back in August for $50 and then received one today for $327.04

  • Ashlee November 10, 2014

    also the check I received for $50 back in August was through the same bank US Bank and was on a green check. I had no troubles with it with my Bank when I deposited that one!!

  • Ashlee November 10, 2014

    So I know they said 1st round of payments would go out late summer early fall and 2nd round of payments would go out early 2015….so is there a chance we could all get another payment in 2015 or did this just happen earlier than expected and the checks received in the amount of $327 are the ones that were anticipated for 2015???????? anyone know?

  • Seth November 13, 2014

    For anybody that got the check but is worried about cashing it, mine has cleared without a problem. Yes, it does look a little strange since it is missing a watermark and its hard to believe you can get money for “free” but for what its worth this is legit and not a scam. Enjoy you lucky devils!

  • Robert December 4, 2014

    when are they sending out more money

  • tory January 24, 2015

    i moved last year and my checks were never forwarded to my new address. can i get another check sent to me? i have the checks but they say 60days to cash yada yadda yadda. but is there some way to go around that?

  • Meme March 3, 2015

    I moved last year and got both the $50 and $327 checks to my new address. Waiting to see about the one “up to $2,000 for incorrect info being reported. I think it was your responsibility to update them in writing of the address change. The website previously stated they did not replace checks. What happened to the website anyway????

    • Phillip November 2, 2015

      Who do I contact to get my check???Do you know???

  • Meme March 3, 2015

    Forgot to add that I did inform them in writing of my updated address so that the check came directly to me.

  • ANGELCODE111 August 17, 2015

    This is not a scam…I’m very happy to receive millions from this claim..no one will ever put fear in my heart!!!! 111 spiritual awakening go to Google everyone and look up 111 spiritual awakening…This is a special day for me because my Birthday is January 11…Mind over Matter!!! I’M Sooo Grateful to manifest all this wonderful blessing in my life Thank you Jesus 11,000,000 times ….Thank you my guardian angel for delivering my desires to the most high #!!!! I have a floodgate of blessing that I don’t have room enough to receive 11:11 Law of Attraction…..Thank you so much again,

    • Katherine April 20, 2016

      I am happy for your blessing. The Lord is real!!! If you believe in helping others please feel free to contact me as I have legitimate basic life needs, I don’t usually do this or believe in strange things happening but I felt that my spirit was told to reach out to you and I complied. Please, you can feel free to contact me I would be glad to share my story. The Lord connects people in ways that we cannot imagine! I believe that!!!

  • ANGELCODE111 August 17, 2015

    Thanking the Universe 11,000,000 timez for allowing me to become a multi million …I seen the vision now it’s here!!!!!!!

  • Phillip November 2, 2015

    I sent my forms in a few months ago and received an e-mail saying the suit was settled…. When do I get a check???? And how can I find out how to contact the law firm that is handling the case to find out where my check is???

    • Jennifer November 3, 2015

      Same here and same questions

  • Kevin November 15, 2015

    I originally got documentation earlier this year regarding the law suit.. i submitted the info need to start the process. 3 weeks ago I got and email stating that the settlement was approved. Just yesterday I got a check in the mail for 658.04 and the check was dated 11/11/15…so I’m like is this a scam? Reading all the reviews and I’m flip flopping on it all… I did deposited it today and waiting for it to clear. We shall see…

    • Launi November 16, 2015

      Same deal here Kevin.

  • Vicky November 15, 2015

    I too got a check yesterday for $658.04, tried cashing it at Walmart and they wouldn’t do it

  • Launi November 16, 2015

    I got my check today $658.04 Wal Mart won’t cash for unspecified reason, just says dosent fit criteria. Will be checking bank in the am, has anyone actually got their check cashed? Worried, wasn’t expecting the money (I filed the claim but didn’t follow the case or anything) but I do need it desperately as I have to work a minimum wage job at 35 due to the constant loss of jobs/prevention of getting good jobs due to…you guessed it, bad background check. I don’t believe this is fake and this background mystery has plagued me for years so I’m glad to have something.

  • Jennifer November 17, 2015

    Has any checks cleared?

  • Rolando November 18, 2015

    Guys this is real deal go cash it at ace cash or PLS or speedy cash me and my wife just cashed in 658.04 each awesome!!

  • Rolando November 18, 2015

    Fu** Wal-Mart they dont even cash local pay roll checks they got a jacked up system of cashing checks.. As i said earlier it is an out of state check from the settlement so if you have a bank acct. Deposit it without a problem if not cash it at Ace cash Express or PLS cahing or a Big check cashing firm that cashes out of state checks please cash your Money in this is NO Scam!! People get whats yours and cash it

  • Jennifer November 19, 2015

    Thanks for all the helpful information. I emailed back the address that sent me in mail 2 weeks ago that said my claim was approved. They sent me an email back yesterday saying checks were mailed out November 12th and it can take up to 2 weeks to get it. Can’t wait the amount was the same as the others above. :)

  • Kimberly Thornton November 29, 2015

    How do I find out if I got the second check. I sent in all info when told to. I got the fist check same address, nothing changed.

  • John DiMeo December 7, 2015

    I received paperwork in the mail a few moths back about this lawsuit against background checks.com and I never received a check. Is there an email address to get ahold of the mor a telephone number? Thanks any info would help

  • Nakisha Lewis December 22, 2015

    Just waiting on the 2nd batch of checks to go out. I was told April/May 2016 is when to expect it. I’m trying to figure out why we have to wait so long!

  • Robert January 7, 2016

    My ex wife called me and said that I received a check for $916.95 from a background check. I told her that it was probably a scam and just throw it away. And why would they send it to my ex wife when I’ve been at this address for 20 years. I guess I’ll won’t be cashing that check. 😣

  • Brooke March 10, 2016

    I received all the documents to fill out probably about a year ago, I asked my boyfriend who is a lawyer here in Nebraska if it was a scam, he looked over the forms and said it was legit. I filled it out sent it back and was told via email that I would expect mine in April/May 2016 and to check back in around then. So today I thought about it and went to do a little more digging and saw on the website that checks were mailed out on 11/11/15 yet the email I got to wait until April/May was on 11/12/15 so that is odd. I was directly effected by this because they reported I had been arrested on my record that was not accurate, however I do see someone else said they were told to wait until April/May, I sent another email today to questions@bgcthomassettlement.com about it and Im just waiting to hear back. How many people are waiting for the April/May 2016 responds?

    • clem April 23, 2016

      I got the same info you did. I’ve received nothing so far. I am getting worried and kinda man!

      • Brooke April 25, 2016

        I have tried o reach back out to them recently and they keep saying they do not know the amount until closer to the disbursement date in May 2016, but when I ask the day in May, they do not know that either….. its odd, because it was a real lawsuit and I was really effected by it, but why wouldnt they be able to be more clear… annoying.

        • Worried April 26, 2016

          I just sent an email today to inquire about the amount and date the checks will be mailed. Guess I wasted my time doing that. I think its been adequate enough time to re calculate the check amounts and at least be able to tell the amount. Getting worried 😯

  • Real Deal March 21, 2016

    You must wait until April or May to give an opportunity for all other checks to be cashed. The other checks went out 11/2015 and they have 90 days to cash. If for some reason checks are not cashed the funds are then included in the settlement for the statutory injury class members. This will allow for time to recalculate for the next batch of checks to be mailed.

    • Real Deal March 22, 2016

      Sorry, I meant to state substantiated injury not statutory. :)

  • Nakisha Lewis April 7, 2016

    That is true what was said above. There were two different check batches going out. The first in November and the second in May. I wish we knew how much they will be but I’m patiently waiting. I too was directly affected and lost a job because of the background check place so I cannot wait to get what is mine!

  • Real Deal April 8, 2016

    The first batch of checks were a little over $600. According to the final settlement those checks were not supposed to exceed $300 following a general calculation. The checks are so much more because the number of class members ended up being much smaller than expected for various reasons. Yipeee for us! From my calculations the checks in May should be at least $1000.

  • clem May 3, 2016

    New news!!! I’ve received an email with a more precise date on when sustainable injury checks will be mailed. They said it will be the middle or end of may 2016 ( this month ). Also one of my friends said that he has been emailing the settlement people and they said his may check would be $2800. BUT THEY HAVE SAID IN MORE RENCENT EMAILS THAT THEY DO NOT KNOW THE AMOUNT. so please don’t quote me or make plans for this amount.

    • Nakisha Lewis May 5, 2016

      Thank you! I just got an email from them yesterday stating that thry did not know the amount or date but they are still anticipating May 2016. Generic answers but answers nonetheless.

  • Real Deal May 4, 2016

    $2800 would help my daughter in college. Far more than I expected and I hope the figure is accurate. Thanks for checking! If I was home during the day I would stop the mailman at the truck. :)

  • Garett May 6, 2016

    I just got an e-mail saying I should receive a check by May 17 for approximately $3000.00. I hope this information helps someone.

    • Clem May 6, 2016

      Thank you. That gives me more hope that the 2800 is correct

      • Nakisha Lewis May 7, 2016

        Hey clem is your friend reliable? Do you believe that someone told him $2800?

        • Clem May 7, 2016

          I think my friend is reliable I just don’t know how reliable the people are that are sending the emails out because we’ve all heard different info. Any time I here an amount it is 2800-3000. I’m trying not to get my hopes up though. I could sure use the money though.

          • Nakisha Lewis May 8, 2016

            Same here

  • Clem May 8, 2016

    Let’s just keep our fingers crossed

    • Nakisha Lewis May 9, 2016

      If I hear anything new I will let you know!

    • Brooke May 9, 2016

      I emailed again today requesting a DETAILED update, last email I got is below: Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 10:04 AM
      To: Brooke S******
      We are still expecting payment for approved Substantiated Injury Claims to take place in May of 2016. We are currently determining the final check amount and distribution date.

      • Nakisha Lewis May 9, 2016

        Same one that I got.

      • Nakisha Lewis May 9, 2016

        I hope that they email you back with more detail though. I’m sure that they are tired of me asking lol.

  • Brooke May 10, 2016

    I have an update :) the email I received today is as follows: From:mailto:questions@bgcthomassettlement.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 11:16 AM
    To: Brooke S
    Subject: RE: claim
    We are processing the payments for approved Substantiated Injury Claims at this time. You should receive your check by May 17, 2016. The amount of the check will be approximately $3,000.

    • Nakisha Lewis May 10, 2016

      Yes!! Thanks Brooke!

      • Brooke May 10, 2016

        I did respond today again, asking if tracking information will be available for the checks as they are mailed and what delivery service will be used. (USPS Certified, FedEx Express, UPS, etc.) Ill let you know what they say… typically I get an email the following day when I have emailed in the past.

        • Nakisha Lewis May 10, 2016

          Thanks for asking that. I was wondering that myself. Also, if they are saying we’ll get them by the 17th, thats in a week so they should know actual numbers soon.

  • Erin May 10, 2016

    I got the same email that Brooke got!

  • Clem May 10, 2016

    I just received the same email brooke and Garrett got!! That’s exciting

    • Real Deal May 10, 2016

      Yippeeee! Thanks to you all for following up.

  • Nakisha Lewis May 10, 2016

    $3000 is definitely better than $2000 I’m grateful for it!

  • Real Deal May 11, 2016

    Just reviewed the official website (home page) and the site has been updated. Checks will be mailed out tomorrow 5/12/16. This means they will go out regular mail and most if not all should receive by the expected date of 5/17/16. I have received settlement checks before and they go out regular mail which makes sense. I would rather have the money in my pocket than have money be spent out of the settlement to send any other way.

    • Nakisha Lewis May 11, 2016

      Thanks for the update. I wonder if they would tell me the exact amount, verses the approximate $3,000. I may email them or just be patient and see. But…. patience has never been a strong point lol.

      • Clem May 11, 2016

        Let us know if they do :)

  • Clem May 11, 2016

    Also, I want to say how much I appreciate all of you for updating this site. It’s really helped make this week or so go faster. I’m so impatient. Lol

    • Nakisha Lewis May 12, 2016

      I emailed today and asked for the exact payment amount and they sent me the same email response that they sent yall :(

  • Real Deal May 12, 2016

    TODAY IS MAILING DAY! Hopefully we will all receive the checks by Saturday. If my mailman is late that day I think I will completely skip calling the local and call Washington D.C. to complain. Just kidding! LOL

  • Orlando May 13, 2016

    I called and emailed. The approximate is $3000 and the exact is $3470.60. They were mailed out in their words using regular First Class mail.

    • Nakisha Lewis May 13, 2016

      Thanks!

      • Orlando May 13, 2016

        Your welcome

    • Brooke May 13, 2016

      They told you this amount or how did you confirm that? … I plan to post when I get mine, it may take a few days since I live in Nebraska.

      • Real Deal May 13, 2016

        The first batch of checks were tripled from the approximate estimate indicated in the court documents. I knew we would get close to $2000 however some of the class members must have left the earth for us to get $3470. It is however based on the approved class members that actually returned the document. Unfortunately, we dont know the exact number of members. I will also post my check when I get it and I am in Texas.

        • Clem May 13, 2016

          I’m in Texas too. In Nacogdoches.

    • Clem May 13, 2016

      That’s WAY more than I expected!!!

  • Garett May 13, 2016

    Friday 13, May be getting a check on 14th! Haa ha! Thanks to the Administrator & team also. Their time is greatly appreciated ! :-) Thanks !!!!!!! Y’all take care

  • Orlando May 13, 2016

    Sorry it’s long and my copy paste skills suck haha . I called and verbally got that amount and email . When I called they said 3K I said I was told the 34 in email , then they confirmed $3470

  • Nakisha Lewis May 14, 2016

    Good morning yall! The waiting game begins!

    • Real Deal May 14, 2016

      Making sure I dont spend it before I get it! I need it in my hand. I wish someone on here lived in PA because they will certainly get their check first and can confirm the amount to be received.

      • Garett May 14, 2016

        North Carolina here real deal; Washington DC ( Va) is between us PA. Let’s see if our stamps are paying off. Guess that depends on; (what part of which State) Ha? Saturday 14 here. I’m out until Mon.

  • Orlando May 14, 2016

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: “questions@bgcthomassettlement.com”
    Date: May 12, 2016 8:31 AM
    Subject: Re: Check mailed on tomorrows date
    To: “Orlando Ragan”
    Cc:

    The checks are being mailed Regular, first class mail. The approx. amount is $3,000. The actual amount is $3470.61.

    • Real Deal May 14, 2016

      You are giving me much hope Orlando. I will go back to my calculator to determine how to allocate the $3470. If this is truly what we get and not a mistake I am VERY thankful. As Nakisha stated let the waiting game begin.

      • Orlando May 14, 2016

        raganorl@ gmail.com I will forward the chain of emails to anyone that emails me. All my other posts keep saying awaiting moderation.

  • Clem May 14, 2016

    Nacogdoches, Texas. No check today. Let’s all cross our fingers for Monday!!!

    • Real Deal May 14, 2016

      Same here and I am in Houston.

  • Nakisha Lewis May 14, 2016

    I’m in Tennessee, no check today either.

  • Brooke May 14, 2016

    No check made it to my box in Lincoln, Nebraska today. But we I did book my 4 yr daughter a Disney Dream Cruise today for her birthday, so I do hope it comes by next Friday, if not my boyfriend is going to say it’s mine and her birthday gift, ha!

  • Brooke May 14, 2016

    P.S. I called yesterday they told me they sent minearlier, confirmed my address and the amount of $3470.61 too.

    • Nakisha Lewis May 14, 2016

      Whats the number to call @ Brooke? My address changed and I’m hoping they sent the check to the right one!

      • Real Deal May 14, 2016

        855-770-0005

  • LaTisha C Williams May 16, 2016

    I just want to say thank y’all for keeping me sane though this all. Listening to y’all tell y’all stories made me feel just a little better. But as of today… I received a check from thomas vs background check for the amount of 3470.61!!!! Good luck y’all and God bless

    • Orlando May 16, 2016

      😄😄😄😄😁

      • Real Deal May 16, 2016

        Thanks Orlando for providing the exact check amount. I know we slightly doubted you because we could not fathom it would be so much so you have my permission to laugh all the way to the bank! LOL

        • Orlando May 16, 2016

          Haha Real Deal I understand .I hope I get mine today so I can laugh in Arizona. Enjoy your funds

    • Brooke May 16, 2016

      What state do you live in?

      • LaTisha C Williams May 16, 2016

        Tn

  • Jessica johnson May 16, 2016

    Im+still+waiting+on+my+check…+Hopefully+i+will+get++it+today

    • Brooke May 16, 2016

      What state are you located?

  • Nakisha Lewis May 16, 2016

    My check came today yall. $3470.61. I’m in Tennessee

  • Real Deal May 16, 2016

    Clem, I am trying not to leave the office go home and come back since Monday is my busiest day. Will you be able to check your mail before the end of the day? The suspense is killing me so I may leave however I just hate driving in the rain. I am so happy for all that received their checks.

    • clem May 16, 2016

      My mail runs at 3 to 4. But i am disabled so I am home and will let you know the minute I get my mail. I’m hoping it will be there.

      • Real Deal May 16, 2016

        Thank you Clem.

  • Jessica johnson May 16, 2016

    Im in Virginia

  • Jessica johnson May 16, 2016

    I cant wait till my mail comes …. I hope mine is in there….

  • Jessica johnson May 16, 2016

    Clem where do u live

    • Real Deal May 16, 2016

      Jessica, we live in different cities in Texas.

  • Clem May 16, 2016

    Nacogdoches, Texas

  • Jessica johnson May 16, 2016

    No i live in hampton , virginia

  • Shone May 16, 2016

    I am so glad I found this site. I live in Livingston, Texas!!! I have not heard any news besides expected dates. Thank you all!

  • Clem May 16, 2016

    Real Deal, the check came!! And it is 3470.61. Go check your mail :)

    • Real Deal May 16, 2016

      Oh my gosh! Thank you so much Clem!

  • Nakisha Lewis May 16, 2016

    So happy to see people getting checks today :)

  • Brooke May 16, 2016

    My check arrived here in The Good Life state today. (Nebraska state slogan) :) I deposited it into my bank already. Happy all of this can finally be over for everyone, I bet the law firms handling it are extra happy its all over.

  • Clem May 16, 2016

    I went to a check cashing place and I got my money!! It was a booger getting someone on the phone to verify the funds but with 15 minutes to spare they did. Thank the Lord!! I just paid off my last 1000 dollars on my car and can officially say that this is the real deal y’all. These checks are legit and having this extra money is such a blessing!!

  • Erin May 16, 2016

    Got+mine+in+NM.+:)

  • Real Deal May 16, 2016

    GOT IT! Wasnt that nice of them to send the 1099 and not make us wait until the end of the year. Please know for those that pay at the end of year………… add this! For those that get money back it is fair to calculate about 20% give or take. Just like taking out your 401K and being penalized the 20% which is average for covering the taxes. Thats right! You just made tax free money but Uncle Sam will get his at the end of the year. Figure about $695 should have been taken out but wasnt. Dont worry about it for now just enjoy your blessings.

  • Real Deal May 16, 2016

    Cant convert to ACH……….Darn off to the bank I go tomorrow!

  • Nakisha Lewis May 16, 2016

    I saw that can’t convert to ACH on mine, what does that even mean??? Lol

    • Real Deal May 16, 2016

      I usually scan my checks into my checking account via copier/scanner in my office at home. My daughter actually takes a picture and deposits via using her banks app on her phone. Both would be considered an ACH deposit and its not allowed. Only option for this check is to actually deposit by going to your local bank if you dont want to pay check cashing fees.

  • Nakisha Lewis May 16, 2016

    How much is it to cash it at a check cashing place? My bank will probably hold it 10 days, just weighing options.

    • LaTisha C Williams May 16, 2016

      My bank told me 5 days, but the gas station down the street said $120. What part of tn you in

      • Nakisha Lewis May 17, 2016

        My bank said it’ll clear by Thursday. Thanks!

        • Tiffany Kelley May 20, 2016

          Did it clear?

  • Tiffany Kelley May 20, 2016

    I took it to two check cashing places and they couldn’t verify it

  • Tiffany Kelley May 20, 2016

    I took the check to Walmart and a check cashing place and both locations couldn’t verify it! Is there a specific bank to take it to?

  • Garett May 21, 2016

    PNC Bank.

    • Tiffany Kelley May 21, 2016

      When I called PNC n gave them the account number on the check they said it wasn’t a active bank account with them. I deposited it into my bank account today so we’ll see if it clears

  • Top Class Actions May 24, 2016

    Correction: The $3,400+ settlement checks that readers are reporting that they are receiving are NOT from the Intellicorp background check settlement. These checks are from the e-BackgroundCheck.com settlement. Please do not contact the Intellicorp settlement administrator about the eBackgroundCheck.com settlement.

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