Nearly every employment application today requires the submission to a background check. Background companies assemble criminal records from data bases across the country, but fail to screen out old, or outdated information, or fail to differentiate between people with similar or the same names. Unfortunately, many times job opportunities are lost before the errors and erroneous information can be challenged or corrected. The Fair Credit Reporting Act provides monetary remedies for those who have lost a job opportunity because of inaccurate background reports. What can you do?