March 25, 2020

UPDATED: Court Closures

Download a list of court closures related to the COVID-19 response. (Last updated March 25, 2020)


March 23, 2020

ALERT: Business Continuity

In light of the “Stay at Home” order announced Sunday March 22, 2020 by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, CIC would like you to understand our approach to business continuity and on-going customer services.

Beginning, Tuesday March 24, 2020, CIC staff will be working remotely. Our office location will be closed, however we will maintain business continuity and on-going customer services during normal business hours. Our convenient, fully-automated background screening system is available around the clock, and every order you place is monitored by our team of professional screening specialists for quality control, to ensure you get the most accurate information as quickly as possible.

Note: there will be delays in getting criminal records searches completed because of court closures (see below.) Education and Employment Verifications are similarly affected. If you have questions or concerns, please call 419.874.2201.


March 17, 2020

ALERT: COVID-19 Impact and Response

Corporate Intelligence Consultants is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and helping our customers to do the same. As such, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak according to the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). We want to share with you the actions we are taking to help protect our employees and customers.

We advised our employees to follow the public health authorities' guidance regarding hygiene and personal travel, and we reinforced employees who exhibit flu-like symptoms to stay home and consult with a medical professional. We limited business travel and encouraged employees to leverage technology to maintain business duties as we can.

We have measures in place so that we can complete business needs and will keep you updated on our Action Plan. If needed, we will have staff working from home to maintain our level of service.

We have been seeing some closures in various court systems which affect our ability to research criminal records. In addition, with schools closings in certain areas, we are seeing delays in education verifications. This is a fluid situation and we will continue to monitor these areas and update you as information becomes available.

We appreciate the trust that you place in Corporate Intelligence Consultants. We are prepared to take actions necessary to help keep our employees and customers safe while providing the products and services you need to run your business. For further information please contact our office. 419.874.2201

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

There is no worse feeling than waking up to check your credit card statement online and finding out that your card has been maxed out by fraudulent charges in another country – or in your own town, for that matter. So many things begin to race through your mind: what do I do now? Who do I call? What other information does this thief have? Am I safe? Could I have prevented this?

Identity theft is no joke. As I write this, the IRS announced that there has been over $25 BILLION in fraudulent social security claims over the last couple of years. That number is STAGGERING. It most certainly can happen to you – but you can prevent it.

Being an expert in the data protection industry, I am often asked how to prevent identity theft. I’m going to share a few of my favorites:

1. Check your credit report regularly at AnnualCreditReports.com. I also recommend the website, CreditKarma.com, which aggregates all of your account information and monitors any suspicious activity – all for free!

2. Enroll in purchase notification with your credit card company. This free feature has been a life-saver for me. You set a minimum dollar limit that, if reached during a transaction, your credit card company will notify you – by phone, text or email – and you have to approve the transaction. Most credit card companies offer this.

3. Shred everything, and not just your really sensitive stuff, everything. I’ve begun to shred all of my junk mail (think about all those credit card offers that someone could pilfer) and old magazines, which contain a surprising amount of personally identifiable information.

4. Install a home firewall or, at a minimum, password protect your home internet network. You’d never believe how many potential identity thieves drive around neighborhoods looking to tap into an unsecured network.

5. Destroy old computer hard drives and other electronic data. With technology as inexpensive as it is, the general public is constantly upgrading to the latest and greatest hardware – be it laptop, desktop (what is that) iPhone or iPad. All of these contain your sensitive information. Instead of throwing them in the garbage, or selling them (to identity thieves!) on Craigslist or eBay, consider taking out the hard drive and destroying it. While it sounds nice to get twenty-five bucks for your old cell phone – just think of the damage an identity thief could do with all of your sensitive information. At a minimum, restore your phone to the factory settings.

Jeff Green is the Sales and Marketing Manager at Allshred Services in Maumee, Ohio, whose focus is on the prevention of corporate espionage and identity theft protection. If you’d like more information on this topic or on AllShred Services, please contact Jeff at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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