Tenant Screening Tips

CIC Partners with Identity Guard®, an Industry-Leading Identity Theft Protection & Recovery Service Company

CIC, the nation’s most trusted tenant screening provider, now offers Identity Guard®, a leading identity theft protection and credit monitoring service. For nearly three decades, CIC has proudly led the tenant screening industry in data security and wants to offer their customers an opportunity to sign up for Identity Guard. Identity Guard offers added security measures to monitor credit activity and public records, help protect personally identifiable information (PII) and help identity theft victims recover. 

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Tenant Screening Tips

CIC’s Resident Screening Professionals to Lead Learning Zone Session at 2014 NAA Conference and Exposition on the ‘Five Legal Pitfalls to Avoid’

Attendees at the 2014 National Apartment Association (NAA) Education Conference and Exposition are encouraged to stop by booth #1609 to find out more information about CIC’s best-in-class resident screening and integration partnerships. Industry involvement remains a top priority for CIC and among sales and marketing team members Caryn Bennett, CIC compliance manager will be on-hand, assisting at the National Credit Reporting Agency (NCRA)‘s exhibit, located at booth #457.

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Tenant Screening Tips

ApplyConnect Delivers Comprehensive Tenant Screening to Association of Realtors and Offers a Revenue Share

CIC, the nation’s premier tenant screening provider for the multifamily housing industry, announced today an opportunity for Associations of Realtors to earn a monthly revenue share from ApplyConnect tenant screening reports. This mutually beneficial marketing partnership makes it easy to earn a passive source of revenue for the association while providing a valuable service to its membership and protecting their clients’ rental properties.

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Exercise Caution with Internet Explorer and your Emails

Microsoft announced over the weekend a vulnerability in the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) application that affects all versions from IE 6 to IE 11. This is how it works: Hackers set up a website that installs malware when you visit it. If you’re duped into visiting the website while using the Internet Explorer program, malware seeps into your computer and gives a stranger total control. You might not even notice.

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Tenant Screening Tips

CIC’s Online Systems Not Vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug

CIC’s online systems (Securecontinfo.com, RentProtect and ApplyConnect) are not, and were not, affected by Heartbleed.
For the Ready2Apply Online Rental Application System, we took immediate action to ensure our servers and network appliances were patched and not vulnerable.
The security of your data and your applicants’ personal information is our top priority. CIC is actively involved with the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. Their Data Breach Subcommittee released this helpful article:

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Legislation Affecting the Screening of Tenants

The consumer reporting industry, despite what critics, media and the general population may believe, is a highly regulated business. Although this article should not be perceived as legal advice and is certainly not a comprehensive list of new legislation, we will do our best to highlight bills, ordinances and mandates across the U.S. that have recently come to our attention.

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