Hank started his speaking career while with the FBI. His first major case was as an interstate car ring investigation that resulted in 35 convictions. This case established him as an expert and put him in demand for conducting seminars for federal, state and local agencies. It also resulted in speaking at annual trade association conventions such as the Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (CIMA), Associated General Contractors (AGC), American Rental Association and many others.

After writing his first book, "Handling Drug Abuse In The Workplace," Hank conducted hundreds of seminars for managers and supervisors employed in the manufacturing sector. He also began speaking at business associations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In addition to business associations, he has spoken at Rotary, Civitan, Kiwanis and other social service groups.

Currently he is conducting seminars for Community Association Managers, Property Management companies and other entities dealing with applicant screening. He is currently speaking on podcasts and accepting library invitations to speak about his book.


Hank Balevic is a former FBI Special Agent and Director of Corporate Security. He is president of Fidelity Data Service, a background screening company. Hank is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI and is a licensed Florida private investigator. He is a Navy veteran and holds a bachelors degree in economics. He also is a licensed Florida CAM Provider, certified to teach and award Continuing Education Units (CEU) on the topic of Illegal Background Screening and the Fair Credit Reporting Act for Community Association Managers.

All types of Criminal, Civil and Database searches are discussed: county, state, federal and international.

Recent court cases involving prosecutions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as well as private lawsuits concerning negligent tenant screening are reviewed. Important FTC permanent injunctions are examples are discussed

Various types of Verifications, e.g., Landlord, Driver’s License, Employment, etc.  will be considered on a cost/ benefit basis.

The most prevalent violations of the FCRA are presented.


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