The Identity Blog

4 steps to sensitively deal with fake identity documents

Posted by Guest Blogger on 08-Aug-2017 11:45:00

Whilst there’s a lot of information available about how to check identity documents for Right to Work compliance (read our blog on top tips to avoid illegal working), there’s little guidance about what action to take when a document fails your checks. Handling counterfeit or fraudulent documents can be nerve-wracking, so our guest blogger, Abbie Pullman, has pulled together some practical advice to tackle this sensitive topic ‘in the moment’ and beyond...

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Topics: Right to Work, News, Document Validation, HR

Failed identity documents in Construction – the trend continues...

Posted by Gavin Burton on 25-Jul-2017 11:46:25

In my April blog, I reported on the rise in the number of fake documents from our customers within the construction sector. At that time, our research was viewed alongside the 2016 survey run by the Considerate Constructors Scheme which highlighted the rise of illegal working and our findings seemed to back up their results.
At the end of the second quarter of this year, we've once again been reviewing the identity documents which have been referred to our helpdesk team. And the analysis in this blog explores the continued challenges facing those customers in the construction industry in more depth.

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Topics: News, Document Validation, construction

Putting the trust back into business with ID verification

Posted by Tony Machin on 17-Jul-2017 11:29:37

Trust is the foundation on which the personal and business relationships that underpin success are built. It helps to create strong, open relationships within organisations, with customers, with suppliers, and within the wider business ecosystem. Consistent identity checks can help to build and maintain that trusting relationship.

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Topics: Right to Work, Document Validation, HR

ID scanning system thwarts fraud attempt

Posted by Sarah Croft on 15-Jun-2017 10:41:37

Fluent Money, the UK’s largest secured loan distributor, recently thwarted an attempt by a fraudster to obtain a loan using a fake driving licence thanks to electronic ID verification.

In this month’s blog, we talk to Tim Wheeldon, COO, and Stuart Almond, Group Compliance Director at Fluent Money about why they introduced ID scanning technology and how it works in their business.

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Topics: Money Laundering, News, Document Validation, Fraud

A case of fraud in the insurance sector

Posted by Guest Blogger on 06-Jun-2017 10:33:59

Fraud is such a pervasive crime with each industry susceptible to different types of fraud schemes and few more so than Insurance companies, particularly due to the advent of online policies.

In this second guest blog, Jill Battley CFE, a Director of TrustID with extensive investigative fraud experience, shares a summary of a genuine fraud case in the insurance sector, exploring the background, the risks, the result and what steps could be taken to prevent it.

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Topics: News, Document Validation, Fraud