Instant Background Checks Helping Consumers Identify ID Theft -- ID Theft Typically an Inside Job

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Background check companies are experiencing significant increases in business due to demand from consumers to check their public records for identity theft, according to John Evans, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Personnel Profiles Employment Screening, Inc., ( a pre-employment screening company located in Mesa, AZ.

The Phoenix metropolitan area was recently named number one in the country for complaints of stolen identities, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) , says Evans. “As a result, we have seen a significant increase in consumer demand for our background check products.”

Identity theft is even a bigger concern for business according to the FTC, who estimates the total cost of identity theft at a staggering $52.6 billion dollars.

“What many businesses don’t realize is that ID Theft is typically an inside job,” said Evans, citing a recent study completed by Michigan State University’s Identity Theft Program.

The availability of background check products and services on the internet has driven the cost of conducting background checks down to unprecedented levels, according to Evans. “A decent background check can be completed in just a few hours and typically for the cost of a good lunch, he said.”

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Located in Mesa, AZ, Personnel Profiles Employment Screening is a leading provider of background solutions to corporate America. The company offers instant access to background check services via its website at Consumers may access the company’s background screening products at

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