WWYD...falsely accused of being a sex offender
How would you handle this situation.
Some people I know applied for an apartment and had to go through a background check. The next day the landlord called the woman and told her they didn't get the place because her boyfriend was a registered sex offender. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FALSE. The boyfriend has never had any sort of claim ever made against him, and has never even been arrested and absolutely is not a registered sex offender.
The girlfriend of course flipped out thinking that it was something he was hiding. If this situation were to happen to you, what would you do? If you are too smart to ever get in that situation, what advice would you offer to the person who did?
ETA: The boyfriend is not on the sex offender registry, the company claimed he was from the East Coast, which is also not accurate.