Uber, Lyft reportedly skimp on background checks

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The companies use a budget background-check service, Download.com says.

Uber and Lyft use a background screening service that's less expensive than one used by parts of the taxicab industry, and the two ride-hailing companies failed to identify some drivers with criminal backgrounds, according to Download.com.

Lyft and Uber use Checkr, which reportedly failed to catch 25 drivers in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas with criminal records in its screening process in 2015, according to Download. Uber confirmed to Download that it used Checkr, while Lyft didn't respond to an inquiry from the site.

In the UK, background checks from the likes of Security Watchdog cost as little as £10 per person so there is no excuse for not running industry standard checks on all employees.

Article credit: cnet and download.com