Category: Document validation

Making checks on a passport to confirm identity

Tony Machin

June 17, 2019

In this era of increased compliance, rising cases of fraud and significant penalties for those who get it wrong, carrying out robust checks on identity documents has never been more important. And no other document carries more weight in establishing a person’s identity than a passport.

Validating identity documents is step one in a secure process

Guest Editor

May 20, 2019

There are many reasons that businesses today need to confirm the identity of the people they employ or work with. This guest blog is from Darren Harding who is the on-boarding manager at our customer Boomerang Funding. They check ID documents as part of a Right to Work check and to ensure that only legitimate applicants are given access to rail infrastructure projects.

An analysis of scanned identity documents in Q3 2018

Tony Machin

November 8, 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.

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

David Park

June 6, 2018

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. you can benefit from electronic identity scanning, not just to drive compliance and find fraudulent documents, but in ways that you may not expect…

Home Office Guidance on Identity Document Validation Technology (IDVT)

Tony Machin

May 17, 2018

In March 2018, the Home Office published 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, alongside scanner manufacturers, other leading IDVT suppliers and representatives from the Police and UK Immigration team.

Helping recruitment businesses improve Right to Work compliance with identity checks.

Sarah Croft

April 25, 2018

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. Recruitment business, Anderselite, was established in 1984. They specialises in supplying staff to the construction, civil engineering, rail and IT sectors. Operating from six regional offices across the UK, they support 500 clients and deal with over a thousand contractors every week.

Fraudulent identity documents and Modern Slavery

Guest Editor

April 23, 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.

Making identity checks according to likely risk

David Park

February 6, 2018

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. 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.

Getting identity checks right for DBS checks

Guest Editor

November 21, 2017

Aligning DBS checks with Right to Work checks makes sense to me, as this aligns guidance for businesses and should make it easier to know what identity documents to request. Also, the first, critical step in both processes is, of course, ensuring that the person you’re checking is who they say they are.

Making ID checks for compliance in Umbrella companies

David Park

October 20, 2017

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. 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?

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