Category: Fraud prevention

Latest whitepaper by the Association of Document Validation Professionals

Tony Machin

February 16, 2021

The ADVP is a trade body, founded in 2018, representing UK-based companies involved in the electronic validation of identity documents. This blog offers a brief insight into the latest ADVP white paper and highlights the importance of intelligence sharing, as mentioned in the paper.

Facial recognition software and passive liveness in identity verification

David Park

June 3, 2020

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.

Online Right to Work checks within TrustID

David Park

April 9, 2020

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.

How online validation can help with Right to Work during Covid-19

Tony Machin

March 31, 2020

As ‘social distancing’ continues to enforce remote working and a lack of face-to-face contact, this clearly presents many challenges to businesses, including those who need to verify the identity of their staff or customers. Many organisations will usually rely on a face-to-face, visual inspection of an identity document to verify the Right to Work status of their employees. So, many organisations are asking us how electronic checks can help.

A summary of fake identity document trends in 2019 – Right to Work checks

Tony Machin

January 27, 2020

In 2019, the number of organisations relying on our checking services continued to grow significantly, across both the public and private sectors. As the number of checks has gone up, so has the number of fake documents identified: we broke a new record for fake documents last year!

Pre-employment checks. Why? How? Which ones? Watch our webinar

Sarah Croft

November 21, 2019

There are some pre-employment checks which you’re required to make and some which you may choose to make for your own peace of mind or depending on the role!  So why are these checks so important and which ones should you include?

Recruiting extra staff for Christmas? Don’t forget the Right to Work checks…

Tony Machin

November 5, 2019

For many businesses, from restaurants to retailers, so has the drive to bring on additional staff to cope with the seasonal rush. Commercial pressures during busy hiring periods may make it tempting to cut corners but whether you’re hiring a few people or many thousands, you still need to ensure that all potential employees are eligible to work in the UK.

Identity fraud in SMEs: take early action to protect your business

Tony Machin

October 10, 2019

Whilst financial fraud is a risk to every business of any size, SMEs certainly shouldn’t believe it won’t happen to them just because they are employing fewer staff or working within a smaller network. Identity fraud amongst employees presents a very real risk to SMEs. In fact, according to ActionFraud, 1 in 5 small businesses have been defrauded by an employee.

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.

Home Office responds to report on illegal working

Tony Machin

May 23, 2019

I was interested to read the Home Office response to the latest inspection report by David Bolt, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, which looked at the Home Office’s approach to illegal working. In their response to the report, the Home Office accepts the six key recommendations made, the majority of which focus on improving the mechanics of illegal working compliance and enforcement.

What being ISO27001 certified means

Our IS27001 accredited certification lets you know that we follow information security best practice, helping to eliminate or minimise the risk of a security breach, keep information secure and ensure compliance with data protection regulations.

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