Remote identity checks: on-boarding your remote customers and staff more effectively.

Remote identity checks: on-boarding your remote customers and staff more effectively.

Businesses across diverse industries are increasingly moving to digital models, either as they are forced to change their processes due to Covid-19 or as they interact in an increasingly remote business environment.  For many of them, verifying customers and staff remotely presents a new and unique challenge. Without being face to face with someone, holding and feeling their identity documents, it’s more difficult to verify that you’re dealing with the person who your applicant or customer claims to be.Over the past few years at TrustID, we have seen a huge increase in the number of organisations turning to online identity…read more >
Facial recognition software and passive liveness in identity verification

Facial recognition software and passive liveness in identity verification

From May 2020, the TrustID Cloud service includes a facial recognition and liveness test option. But how can facial recognition support identity validation? We’ve created this overview of the service to help you find out more about what it means and how it could help your organisation with on-boarding: What is facial recognition software? In very simple terms, facial recognition technology compares a person’s face against one or more other faces to determine whether there is a match. It is a fast-growing biometric technology which is increasingly being incorporated into everyday life. Some situations in which facial recognition software (FRS)…read more >
Identity document verification systems – 5 reasons why they’re best for finding fake identity documents

Identity document verification systems – 5 reasons why they’re best for finding fake identity documents

The scale of identity fraud is shocking. In 2019, CIFAS, the National Fraud Prevention service reported that identity fraud had reached a record level in the UK. Our experience shows us that criminal networks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and even security experts can’t simply rely on traditional visual methods of detection, such as magnifying glasses and ultraviolet light sources. Since most public and private institutions don’t employ a resident Identity Fraud Expert, the best way to confidently stay one step ahead of fraudsters is to have access to the most up-to-the-minute technology and data at your fingertips. This role is now filled by identity document validation…read more >
Online Right to Work checks within TrustID

Online Right to Work checks within TrustID

We are pleased to announce that we’ve incorporated the Home Office online Right to Work checking service into the TrustID validation services. This offers a unique ‘all in one’ solution for checking all employees, regardless of whether they present an identity document or a share code to prove their Right to Work.What is an online Right to Work check?The online Right to Work check is one way for your employees to prove that they have the Right to Work in the UK without showing you, their employer, a physical identity document. It applies to non-EEA nationals who hold biometric residence…read more >
Overcoming 7 challenges of Right to Work checks

Overcoming 7 challenges of Right to Work checks

If you employ people in the UK, you are probably aware of the legal requirement to check that all potential and existing employees, regardless of their nationality, are eligible to work through Right to Work checks.  Most businesses have a process built into their recruitment policies, often a manual check involving a visual inspection and photocopy of identity document. In this blog, we look at 7 challenges that Right to Work checks bring to a business and how technology can help overcome them. With the growth of more diverse workforces and more flexible ways of working, the challenge of making…read more >
Why introduce electronic identity document checks if you don’t have to?

Why introduce electronic identity document checks if you don’t have to?

We work with two main types of business: those that have to introduce some form of identity validation technology - 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 fall into a ‘high-risk’ sector. No matter which pool your organisation falls into, you can benefit from electronic identity scanning, not just to drive compliance and find fraudulent documents, but in ways that you may not expect…Must doWe have implemented identity validation technology at over 100 locum agencies recruiting medical staff into the NHS.…read more >
Making identity checks according to likely risk

Making identity checks according to likely risk

Our expert team here is often asked lots of questions about the details of false identity documents, around how they are manufactured and distributed and what happens when they spot one (top advice here).  But businesses are generally most interested in how sophisticated the false ID documents are that are used to try and gain employment, access an organisation’s services or commit fraud. So, in this blog, we're going to talk about the quality of false documents that our client helpdesk encounters and how our ID checking systems can help according to the likely level of risk… Evaluate your risk…read more >
Making ID checks for compliance in Umbrella companies

Making ID checks for compliance in Umbrella companies

According to analysis in 2017, the number of self-employed workers in the UK has increased by 23 per cent in the past decade.  As a result, hundreds of thousands of workers now use umbrella companies to act as their employer, dealing with their payroll, taxation and invoice administration, either through referral by a recruitment agency or directly. As the employer, the umbrella company needs to check the ID and Right to Work of every one of these contractors. So how can an umbrella organisation run identity checks efficiently and consistently to ensure they comply with current legislation?  For an umbrella…read more >