The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in it’s first ever prosecution of a Background Screening Company, alleged that HireRight violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to remove expunged criminal records from consumer files; failing to prevent the same conviction from being reported multiple times; failing to give consumers copies of their reports and erroneous information in consumer files, including wrong social security numbers. In the settlement agreement, HireRight admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to pay $2.6 million dollars to settle the case without going to trial.