The Identity Blog

From policing to electronic identity checking: an interview with Gavin Burton

Posted by Sarah Croft on Sep 20, 2016 10:13:03 AM

In this blog, I talk to Gavin Burton who has recently joined TrustID as our Strategic Development Director. With a background in the Metropolitan Police, he shares his views on the changing face of crime and how scanning can best protect businesses as well as explaining his role in the team.

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Topics: News, Document Validation

How we protect our business from illegal workers

Posted by Guest Blogger on Aug 11, 2016 1:28:29 PM

With the number of fake passports seized at UK borders reaching a five-year high and high-profile stories of ‘illegal workers’ hitting the press, such as the recent tale of Byron Burgers, many companies may be concerned about their own screening and on-boarding process.

In our first ‘guest blog’, Abbie Pullman, Head of Talent Management at Off to Work, the UK’s leading event staffing solutions, consultancy, recruitment and training academy, shares her ‘Top 10 Tips’ for protecting a business from the risks of illegal workers…

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Topics: Right to Work, Document Validation

How will the Immigration Act 2016 affect you?

Posted by Tony Machin on Jul 7, 2016 9:45:26 AM


As part of the ongoing Government push to deter and tackle illegal working, the latest legislation targeting businesses that employ migrants illegally received royal assent on 12th May 2016. It’s now known as the Immigration Act 2016 and the first measures are due to come into force on 12th July. But how will your business be affected?

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Topics: Right to Work, News, Document Validation

Fraudulent documents on the rise: the scale of the problem

Posted by David Park on Jun 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

It’s hard to miss news reports of fake documents; whether it’s migrants paying thousands of pounds for fake passports, fake identity documents used by terrorists or arrests across the country of ‘illegal workers’. But what is the real scale of the problem for a UK business?

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Topics: News, Document Validation

The ‘hidden benefits’ of electronic identity document validation software.

Posted by Tony Machin on May 11, 2016 10:02:02 AM


We have two main types of customer at TrustID: those that have to introduce some form of electronic scanning - due to enforced compliance requirements - and those who choose to introduce it – perhaps because they are worried about making checks in the face of high staff turnover or because they fall into a ‘high-risk’ sector. But both groups can benefit from electronic identity scanning, not just to drive compliance and find fraudulent documents, but in ways that they may not expect...

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Topics: Document Validation