stolen or lost passports in Interpol's database
black market price for stolen, lost or forged EU documents
increase between 2000-2016 in identity fraud
Your bouncers might ask most, or everyone for ID, but would they know if the document they've been shown is fake, altered, forged or stolen? You need to ensure the people inside your nightclub are of a legal age, or you'll get fined.
How thoroughly do you check a candidate's ID documents during your pre-employment screening process? A quick manual check doesn't show if that individual really does have the Right To Work where you're based. You could face a civil penalty if you employ an illegal worker and haven’t carried out a correct Right To Work check.
You might ask to see ID as part of your customer onboarding process, you may even scan and keep a copy of that ID - but is the document your customer has given you even real? How would you tell? You need to Know Your Customer so you remain compliant, and protect your bottom line.
Let the good guys in, and keep the bad guys out.
Make the right decisions.
Scan, inspect and validate documents quickly, so you know who you're dealing with. Stay compliant with legislation and regulations. Protect your organisation from reputational and financial damage.
All you need for verification is your customer, their ID, and 5 seconds. It's that simple. The customer places their ID on the scanner, then the ID scanner takes a photo of their face, performs numerous checks and returns a result with confidence.
An ID document scanner combines state-of-the-art image processing, algorithms and an encyclopedic knowledge of ID documents to capture your customers' ID documents through a hardware photo ID scanner, mobile devices, or through processing stored images. An ID scanner scans enables you to scan and validate over 700 document types including passports, ID cards, visas, utility bills, work permits and driving licenses in under 10 seconds.
Using 3 different types of light to scan: white, infrared and ultraviolet, the ID photo scanner extracts data from the document via Optimal Character Recognition (OCR), which is then harmonized with our vast datasets. You can review all the details of the scan, including the tests that were run, those that passed, and those that failed.
You can configure 3 levels of tolerance: strict, medium and default, so you can tailor your ID document scanner to your business requirements:
A hardware photo ID scanner is ideal for a number of markets, especially banking or telecoms, where proving someone’s identity is vital both to protect you and your customers, and to meet increasingly strict regulations. You can integrate your ID document scanner into your bricks and mortar branches to provide instant, reliable checks. Not only can an in-store photo ID scanner help to protect that branch, it can help to protect your entire company. Our customisable alert system will flag a fake document across all your branches.
Our ID scanner can work as a standalone solution, or can be integrated within a network.
If you have an online business, your customers can upload their identity document for checking. You can even use your smart phone as an ID scanner. It's simple and easy to take clear, high quality pictures of your customer's ID documents. You'll have an unbiased result using web or mobile in 5-10 seconds as to whether the ID is authentic or not, so you can make an informed decision.
It's not enough just to know if an ID is real. You need to be confident that the person presenting it is the real owner. Facial recognition can be added to your onboarding process as as extra layer of authentication.
An ID scanner can provide instant validation of facial features between a printed document face, such as a passport photo, and a live facial image captured on a smart phone, tablet or webcam.
The challenge was to integrate IDscan OCR technology into an already established FX transaction platform. In partnership with Amex, IDscan developed a solution which enhanced Amex’ operating efficiency and enabled the company to exceed their legal and regulatory requirements. The solution dramatically reduced costs through the automation of manual scanning and manual data entry as well as enhancing data protection.
IDscan’s solution proved highly versatile in adapting to the unique requirements placed on its software by various geographic locations it was deployed in. Amex had a strong business case for reducing queuing time so that Amex exchange desks in crowded environment (such as an airport) would be chosen by passing-by customers. Scanning documents on the counter significantly cut the time required to photocopy IDs, and more importantly, it automatically completed all the required forms with the customer’s personal data.
To date, Amex has fitted over 800 foreign exchange outlets with IDscan’s products.
In 2013 Metro Bank turned to IDscan to improve its existing document authentication processes and to add an additional layer of KYC and AML checks.
After a trial in three banks in the first few months of 2013, it was quickly decided that IDscan’s systems should replace existing processes and be rolled out across the entire estate. In 2015 Metro Bank announced that it will open a further 150 branches and IDscan will be integrated into this roll out plan.
We provided an initial scheme of scanners in 100 stores on a 21 day national rollout. Impressed by the reduction in fraudulent applications, as well as ease of set up and use, EE have expanded our solution to cover a further 400+ stores.
During September and October 2013, IDscan worked together with Optus to build a completely automated ID authentication system and installed 400 identity systems into each Optus branch in Australia, creating a networked infrastructure which allowed scanning to be fully integrated into the Optus sales process. Whilst scanning takes place locally in store, the data extraction and authentication is handled centrally, before delivering the results onto the agents screen in less than a couple of seconds.
This automation of process has saved time, increased accuracy, minimised fraud and improved overall security delivering a swift ROI.
Reed wanted to offer their clients the ultimate layer of protection when ensuring their candidates had the legitimate right to work in the UK.
Within the first 2 hours of a 1 month trial, IDscan’s HRscan system automatically highlighted issues in 60% of documents presented. Just 1 week into the trial, Reed was already sufficiently convinced to stop the trial and place their first order.
Southwark Council have rolled IDscan’s Document Expert System across its borough to assist in identifying and tackling housing tenancy fraud. With housing benefit fraud in the UK estimated to cost the tax payer more than £200 million each year, Southwark have embraced the latest IDscan system to combat identity fraud and to protect the public purse.