If employers receive a call from a Verifier (such as a lender, background screener or government agency) seeking to obtain or confirm their employee’s employment and/or income information, the caller should be directed to www.theworknumber.com.
Over 375,000 Verifiers use The Work Number. These Verifiers are all vetted, approved and must have a permissible purpose for their request per the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Most Verifiers check the database before contacting the employer. However, Verifiers may call you first because they are not aware that your company is now a part of the service.
If you get a request from someone who has not used the service before, they can access instructions at www.theworknumber.com and click on “Verifier”.