No, it cannot. As the name suggests, reports provided by Whitepages TenantCheck are designed for the purpose of helping a landlord determine the eligibility of a potential tenant. The information in these reports is provided and validated by TransUnion, a leading consumer reporting agency that verifies the information provided in these reports. Whitepages TenantCheck reports are compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for the purposes of screening tenants, but these reports may not be used to for any other purpose governed by the FCRA, including but not limited to:
- Determining whether or not to hire a potential employee
- Conducting background checks on current or future household employees, such as nannies and cleaners
- Determining a person's creditworthiness
- Determining eligibility for insurance
The FCRA is a United States federal law that regulates how business and people may use consumer report information. The FCRA promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of companies governed by the FCRA ("Consumer Reporting Agencies"), and requires others to only use information from Consumer Reporting Agencies when making decisions about an individual's employment, housing, creditworthiness, and eligibility for insurance, among other things.
For more information, please read the Whitepages TenantCheck Terms of Service.