Applied for a new apartment- they claim I'm a criminal
March 21, 2014 7:27 PM Subscribe
They say their background check turned up something awful. I have never been arrested. Now what?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (12 answers total)
The manager emailed me this delightful paragraph:
also, on the application we ask whether or not you have been convicted of a felony. You checked "no." However, our application screening turned up an alert for a multi state sex offender registration in connection with "INDECENT LIBERTY MINOR
Statute: 14-202.1". Would you please clarify?
I have already emailed back and asked them to please re-check. I have never been arrested in my life. I have a very common name and googling shows at least two sex offenders with my same first and last name (different middle names). My questions are:
1) What can i do, besides asking them to please check more carefully, which I already did?
2) How can this happen? Could this somehow be associated with my SS#, or is this supposed check more like just googling my name? (I submitted the app this morning and heard this back this afternoon)
3) How worried should I be that this will come up in association with my name in the future, and is there anything I can do?
This is in California.