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Identity Verification and Illegal Workers

Identity Verification and Illegal Workers

Details are still unravelling about exactly what happened to the 39 people who were found dead in a truck in Essex after entering the country illegally. Investigations are ongoing into the international people trafficking ring, which appears to have involved bringing container loads of Vietnamese nationals into the UK on fake Chinese documentation. The criminal case is likely to rumble…

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Identity Fraudster Jailed for 5 Years

Identity Fraudster Jailed for 5 Years

The growing issue of identity fraud has rarely been out of the news recently, in the wake of the bodies of 39 people being found in a truck in Essex. Although the trial in the case has yet to start, another recent case saw an Oldham fraudster jailed for 4 years and 9 months over illegally obtaining British passports. Fraud…

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Biometric Verification

Biometric Verification

A recent survey has revealed just how popular biometric verification is with the general public. In recent years we have all become accustomed to opening our mobile phones or opening apps by placing a thumb over the sensor. Kids across the UK are paying for their school meals with their fingerprints. Just how far is UK society willing to take…

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Rise of Fake ID Documents

Rise of Fake ID Documents

Would you know a fake document if you saw one? According to a recent survey from the Land Registry, fake documents is an increasing problem in house sales and purchases, with the average fake buyer scenario costing a seller £100,000. And it’s not just property conveyancing which is experiencing problems with counterfeits. Fake Passports Organisations across the UK have problems…

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Identity Proofing

Identity Proofing

Whatever line of business you are in, identity fraud could get your company into a whole lot of trouble. Recruit someone who has lied about their immigration status in the UK, and you could be landed with a massive fine. If you decide to extend credit to a company which you haven’t checked up on properly, how do you know…

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Age Verification and Documentation

Age Verification and Documentation

Many different companies need to check up on the ages of their staff and customers, and for many reasons. When it comes to employing someone, there are all sorts of restrictions on working hours for under 16s. People under the age of 18 can’t serve alcohol in a pub, or work with dangerous chemicals. Similar restrictions are often placed on…

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Know Your Customer

Know Your Customer

Know Your Customer – often abbreviated to KYC – describes the process which a company goes through in checking out a customer before deciding whether to do business with them. KYC doesn’t apply to businesses where customers pay before they receive goods or services. It is really only relevant to situations where companies supply goods or services along with an…

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Document Verification

Document Verification

Would you know a forged passport or bank statement if you saw one? Most of us would like to think that we’d be able to spot a fake at a glance. But the reality is that it’s often not so simple. Identity fraudsters are getting smarter than ever and not checking documents properly could cost your company dear. Let someone…

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