Identity Checks

Get the right information and help prevent identity theft. Identity checks are important in a number of situations.


Identity Checks

Who Are You Really Hiring?

According to the Center for Victim Research, millions of Americans are victims of identity theft each year. That means there are candidates who may apply for jobs using false information, circumventing your background check process and putting your company at risk. The victims of identity theft can also experience difficulty in applying for jobs.

Identity checks are important in a number of situations. For example, with the sharp increase in remote work, you need an extra layer of security. Other situations include hiring freelancers or contractors. If a position requires that the employee handle cash or process financial transactions, you want to be sure you know who you are hiring.

Identity Checks

The Highest Standards Of Accuracy

An identity check leverages knowledge-based authentication (KBA) strategies. You may have gone through KBA processing when logging onto a bank or other secure website. KBA includes asking about private information, culled from credit reports, transaction history and other private data. Identify thieves may have a social security number, but they typically don’t know the victim’s previous address, or the last time the victim made a bank deposit.

It is possible for a candidate to fail the identity check process in spite of them providing information that is truly their own. That’s why, in addition to using our identity check service, you also should request additional identification documents such as driver’s licenses and passports.

Identity Checks

Compliance Uncomplicated

While your company will bear ultimate responsibility for compliance, we’re here to advise you. Identity verification must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines, as well as local, state and federal fair hiring (ban the box) laws.

Some key considerations:

If an identity check compels you to deny employment, follow the steps outlined by the FCRA. Some local laws also outline specific steps for adverse action.