Category: News

Fake identity document statistics – how the landscape changed in 2020

Tony Machin

February 16, 2021

As you may know, at TrustID we are constantly monitoring data gathered across our customer base, to help guard against the ever-present risk of identity fraud and spot any relevant trends. In this blog, we analyse the data we collected in 2020. The figures are taken from checks we’ve made while providing identity services to […]

Latest whitepaper by the Association of Document Validation Professionals

Tony Machin

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.

What does 2021 hold?

Sarah Croft

January 20, 2021

It goes without saying that 2020 has presented exceptional challenges. So, in this blog, I speak to our CEO and some of our customers about adapting to the ‘new normal’ of 2020 and what working life is likely to look like in 2021.

Hundreds of identity checks, training updates and uncovering fake documents: all in a day’s work for a member of our helpdesk team…

Sarah Croft

July 13, 2020

In this blog we talk to one of our most experienced Helpdesk team members, Orsi. She tells us what the role entails on a day to day basis and how it has evolved over time, as well as about her experience with fake identity documents!

The TrustID Document Helpdesk: a look behind the scenes

Tony Machin

April 20, 2020

One of the things which we’re particularly proud of at TrustID is our Document Helpdesk Team. They are experts in identity document validation and legislation and offer a unique and valuable service to our customers. Read on to find out more about this expert team and how they work.

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!

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.

Our view of fraudulent identity documents in 2018

Tony Machin

March 11, 2019

If you follow our blog, you’ll know that at TrustID, we’re really keen on gathering and analysing data around document checks, including trends across different industries and fraudulent document types. With another year of data captured, in this blog, we summarise our annual findings for 2018 and compare them with trends from 2017.

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.

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.

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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