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DBS performed without my consent?

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rhapsody_princessrhapsody_princess Forumite
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Hey Folks!

I hope I have posted in the correct forum. Please feel free to move it if not :)

Anyways, I am concerned about the fact I have received a letter from the Disclosure and Barring Service this morning notifying of a DBS check performed and for me and to access the result online. The letter is indeed official.

I’ve not applied for any jobs or anything else for that matter so am concerned someone is accessing private information or simply pulling some sort of prank!

When contacting customer service they told me to email explaining my problem but I’m yet to hear back.

Having read google and DBS terms I read it is illegal to apply without consent of said person!

Has this happened to anyone else or am I missing something?

Thanks
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  • agrinnallagrinnall
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    Could it be your current employer who has asked, in which case you may have given them the right to check in your contract of employment? Otherwise it may be that there has been an error and it should have been someone with the same name as you that was checked.
  • sangie595sangie595
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    It is illegal to impersonate someone. You have no proof that such a thing has happened. You were told to email them. You have. You need to wait for a reply.
  • There's no way it can happen. They have to have your ID and I'm sure the number on the Id, letter of a bill to prove where you live etc
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  • marlotmarlot Forumite
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    I do DBS checks for a charity. In order to do them I have to (by law) review some original copies of your identity. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/documents-the-applicant-must-provide

    If someone has been approving a DBS check without your explicit permission then the service should be asking them some serious questions. I'd also recommend alerting the information commissioners office https://ico.org.uk/
  • jobbingmusicianjobbingmusician Forumite, Board Guide
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    marlot wrote: »
    I do DBS checks for a charity. In order to do them I have to (by law) review some original copies of your identity. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/documents-the-applicant-must-provide

    Yes, but all employers have these nowadays, don't they, as all employers are obliged to check right to work in the UK.
    marlot wrote: »

    If someone has been approving a DBS check without your explicit permission then the service should be asking them some serious questions. I'd also recommend alerting the information commissioners office https://ico.org.uk/

    Absolutely agreed.
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  • elsienelsien Forumite
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    Yes, but all employers have these nowadays, don't they, as all employers are obliged to check right to work in the UK.



    Absolutely agreed.

    Not necessarily with up to date addresses from the last 3 months though. When my employer redid mine after a couple of years I still had to take in more recent documentation for it to be processed.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • jobbingmusicianjobbingmusician Forumite, Board Guide
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    Are we talking about the same thing, though, elsien? What I meant is that all employers nowadays have copies of your passport, or birth cert, or something else sensitive, to prove that you can work in the UK. These copies are open to abuse if a stupid employer suddenly decided to run a DBS without consent. I am *guessing* that your employer redid your DBS, rather than your 'right to work' certification??? Apols if I've got wrong end of stick.
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  • elsienelsien Forumite
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    Yes, redid the DBS. Which needs a bill from the last 3 months. So I was querying whether the OPs DBS could actually be done just with the copies of passports etc if the other stuff was out of date?
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • edited 28 December 2017 at 12:11AM
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    edited 28 December 2017 at 12:11AM
    Makes total sense now, sorry! :D

    I suspect the DBS has been done on employment. I also *suspect* that the employee/OP may have missed a tiny bit of text telling them a DBS would be done as part of the recruitment process - although I guess it is also possible that the employer forgot to include that tiny bit of text.......:eek:
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  • SeanymphSeanymph Forumite
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    I use to sign off the forms for my employer, and you have to physically sign that this is the person - validate the address, see photographic ID, they have to sign the form and so do you.

    If someone has done this they have gone to a lot of trouble.

    They are also very very strict on it, so now you've sent your email I'm sure that it will get sorted out.
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