If someone who is NOT a business owner creates an account on a background check site to perform a SELF background check, but does so under the "business" section, is this violating laws that describe "willfully and knowingly obtaining information under false pretenses" as being unlawful and subject to a ton of jail time and fines? Apparently this person did not read the fine legal print contained within its "terms of service" that states users must be verified businesses to use use the services. So after ordering several SELF background checks, the next day this person is contacted via email by the human resources dept. of the background check company asking for business credentialing information to screen new users of their site! This email also notes the company asks for this information because federal and state law require certain restrictions on the access to some data...So the person nearly loses his lunch since he knows he has no business credentials and thought "business" meant he could just conduct business in the colloquial sense...in any even, my question is this: does this scenario in any way, shape or form violate most state or federal laws that discuss how it is illegal to obtain information under false pretenses? There are serious consequences from what I've been reading about this topic...AGAIN, let me stress, the person who used the site ONLY intended to use it to obtain information on himself.
I would like it answered as I'm not completely convinced...
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