Category: News

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.

4 steps to sensitively deal with fake identity documents

Guest Editor

March 21, 2020

Whilst there’s a lot of information available about how to check identity documents for counter fraud or Right to Work compliance, there’s little guidance about what action to take when a document fails your checks. Here’s 4 steps to sensitively deal with fake identity documents.

A summary of fake identity documents and 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.

Why do we need to do pre-employment immigration checks on UK recruits?

Tony Machin

June 21, 2018

As you probably know, every employer has a legal duty to prevent illegal working and is required to undertake pre-employment immigration checks on all staff to ensure that they have the right to work in the UK. But if your recruits claim to be British or EU nations, do you really need to make Right to Work checks?

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.

Smarter identity checks to satisfy ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) requirements

Tony Machin

March 12, 2018

As you probably know, anti-money laundering (AML) regulations state that your first step should be to perform an appropriate level of identity check to satisfy ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) requirements.  This most often starts by the person being asked to produce some form of official documentation to prove their identity.

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?

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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