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Our view of fraudulent identity documents in 2018
Posted: 31st January 2019
In 2018, the number of businesses relying on our checking services continued to grow significantly, across both the public and private sectors. In this blog, with another year of data captured, we summarise the trends seen with fraudulent identity documents in 2018, based on the documents checked by our private-sector customers and compare them with trends from 2017. .
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Making Right to Work checks: what happens when they go wrong?
Posted: 19th November 2018
A recent webinar with our partners CIPHR - ‘Building a case for electronic Right to Work checks’ - gave an overview of current Right to Work legislation and the risks associated with employing illegal workers and shared how our solutions help to speed up Right to Work checks. As part of the webinar, I asked participants how they were currently making checks and what they thought were the biggest risks of getting checks wrong. Read on for a summary of our presentation…
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An analysis of scanned identity documents in Q3 2018
Posted: 8th November 2018
Each quarter, we pull together data from the identity document scans which our customers have submitted. We’re looking for trends across different industries and the different types of fraudulent documents that we see. It’s been a while since we shared our insights so read on for more information on Q3 2018…
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Overcoming 7 challenges of Right to Work checks
Posted: 13th September 2018
If you employ people in the UK, you are probably aware of the legal requirement to check that all employees 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.
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False identity documents: the scale of the problem
Posted: 4th September 2018
The production of false identity documents fuels illegal working, modern slavery, terrorist activity, fraud and money laundering.  Their use affects businesses across the UK who are trying to prevent illegal working, stop fraud and protect their assets. But how big is the problem of false documents in the UK?  In this blog, I assess the scale of the challenge.
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Why do we need to do pre-employment immigration checks on British or EU recruits?
Posted: 21st June 2018
Every employer has a legal duty to prevent illegal working and is required to undertake pre-employment immigration checks on all staff they wish to employ to ensure that they have the right to work in the UK. But if you only employ people who claim to be British or EU nations, do you really need to make Right to Work checks?
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Why introduce electronic identity document checks if you don’t have to?
Posted: 6th June 2018
We have two main types of customer at TrustID: those that have to use validation technology - due to enforced compliance requirements - and those who choose to use 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 you fall into, you can benefit from identity validation technology, not just to drive compliance and find fraudulent documents, but in ways that you may not expect…
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New Home Office Guidance on Identity Document Validation Technology (IDVT)
Posted: 17th May 2018
In March 2018, the Home Office published new guidance for employers on ‘Identity Document Validation Technology’ (IDVT).  At TrustID, we’re proud to have been part of the consultation period which helped to shape this guidance. This blog explores what the guidance covers and how it should be used.
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Helping recruitment businesses improve Right to Work compliance with identity document checks.
Posted: 25th April 2018
A growing number of recruitment businesses rely on TrustID identity checking services to help them improve compliance and introduce a consistent, reliable and quick on-boarding process for new candidates. We caught up with the team at Anderselite recently who have introduced TrustID Cloud to all their recruitment consultants to allow them to check identity documents from anywhere…
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Fraudulent identity documents and Modern Slavery
Posted: 23rd April 2018
Modern Slavery is a subject that we are hearing more and more about in the UK. In this guest blog, Tony Dunkerley, a former Police Detective and Force Practitioner on Modern Slavery, explores this growing problem and the links with fraudulent identity documents.
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Smarter identity checks to satisfy ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) requirements
Posted: 12th March 2018
Let’s say you work in a 'B2C' finance environment, such as a Pawnbroker, and a smart young man walks into your premises, wanting to do business with you. You’ve never met him before but he’s presentable, professional and seems like a nice chap. Don’t be fooled! It’s critical to satisfy yourself that he is who he says he is. Do you have a simple way to do that? And how can you reduce the risk of doing business with a fraudster?
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Making Right to Work checks easier in Facilities Management
Posted: 28th February 2018
As a Facilities Management Company, supplying cleaning, security or catering contracts, you know that you must make checks on your employees to ensure that they have the Right to Work in the UK. But if your team are spread across different sites, working for different customers, you’ll also know that making visual checks and filing copy documents can be a time-consuming challenge. Find out how electronic ID checks help.
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Making identity checks according to likely risk
Posted: 6th February 2018
Businesses that we talk to are often 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, I’m going to talk about the quality of false documents that our client help desk encounters and how our ID checking systems can help according to the likely level of risk…
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Our view of fraudulent identity documents in 2017
Posted: 24th January 2018
As our business continues to grow, the range of customers that we look after gets broader. In this blog, we’ll examine one section of data from our customers in the private sector and take a high-level look at the sort of fraudulent documents that they came across during 2017, including the top referring sectors, the type of documents and their purported country of origin.
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Getting identity checks right
Posted: 21st November 2017
In October 2017, the Disclosure and Barring service introduced new identity checking guidance to align the DBS process with Right to Work checks for businesses. The first, critical step in both processes is, of course, ensuring that the person you’re checking is who they say they are. After all, both processes cost time and money and both become irrelevant if the documents used to support their identity are forged. And both processes can bring serious risks to a business if they are not conduct...
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