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
If your venue has age restrictions, you might already visually check visitors passports on entry. But would the individual checking the passport be able to tell if it was fake, altered or forged? You need to know exactly who is in your venue, so you can remain compliant with legislation.
Many employers ask to see a passport as part of the recruitment process. But scanning and keeping a copy of an applicant's passport won't tell you if that document is fake, or has been altered. How do you know the applicant has the Right to Work in the UK? If you employ an illegal worker, you could face a civil penalty if you haven't carried out the correct checks.
Your customer onboarding process might already include a passport check - but how do you know if the passport your customer has given you is authentic? Don't be victim to fraud. Remain compliant whilst protecting your bottom line.
Let's work together to let the good guys in, and keep the bad guys out.
Make informed decisions.
Scan, inspect and validate a passport quickly, so you know who exactly you're employing, or who you're doing business with. Protect your reputation and prevent financial loss from fraud, whilst operating compliantly.
Your customer. Their passport. 5 seconds. That's all you need for passport verification. It's that simple.
Your customer just needs to place their passport onto the passport scanner, which then inspects the photo of their face alongside performing numerous other checks, before returning a result that you can trust with confidence.
Our passport verification system combines state-of-the-art image processing, algorithms and an encyclopedic knowledge of passports to verify whether a passport is authentic or not.
Using 3 different types of light to scan: white, infrared and ultraviolet, the passport verification system extracts data 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 also configure 3 levels of tolerance for verification: strict, medium and default, so you can customise to your business requirements.
Hardware passport verification system
A hardware passport verification system is ideal for use within a number of industries, particularly banking or telecoms, where proving someone’s identity is critical to not only protect your organisation and your customer, but also you meet compliance obligations. A passport verification system can be integrated into your bricks and mortar branches to provide instant, reliable checks. Not only can an in-store passport verification system help to protect that particular branch, it can also help to protect your entire company. Our tailored alert system will flag a fake passport across all your branches.
Our passport verification scanner can perform as a standalone solution, or can be integrated within your network.
Online passport verification
If you have an online business, your customers can upload their passport for quick and easy online verification. You can even use a smart phone as the passport verification system. It's simple and easy to take clear, high quality pictures of your customer's passport. You'll have an unbiased result using web or mobile in 5-10 seconds as to whether it's authentic or not, so you can make an informed decision based on more than just a visual check or a gut feeling.
It's not always enough just to know if a passport is real. You need to be confident that the individual presenting the passport, is in fact the real owner. Facial recognition can be incorporated into your onboarding process as as extra layer of authentication. A passport verification system 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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