Whenever a potential criminal record is found in a database, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires the consumer reporting agency (such as Checkr) to do one of the following:
- Notify the candidate that potentially adverse information has been found, at the same time that we notify the end-user of the report, or
- Maintain strict procedures to ensure that the information we maintain is complete and up-to-date
Because the notice is sent to the end-user and candidate at the same time, it's commonly known as a "contemporaneous notice."
The 613 notice reads as follows:
The purpose of this email is to notify you that Checkr, Inc., a consumer reporting agency, is reporting criminal or other public record information that may be adverse about you to [Company].
This notice is not an indication of [Company]'s decision regarding your application status.
Your background check is still being processed. A Checkr representative can address any questions or concerns you have regarding the contents of your report as soon as it is complete.