20 Fake Documents Found in 6 Weeks

The Home Office encourage the use of Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT) as a way to quickly and easily help companies establish the authenticity of identity documents – 

A familiar headline but what are the benefits of using Passport Proven?  Perhaps this is best demonstrated through a recent case study.

In early May 2019, we took on a new client – a specialist recruitment company with offices across the UK. Passport Proven was their first experience of a speciality document checking system and there was some initial doubt over its needs. We are delighted to report that it proved its worth within the first week finding 5 fake documents!By using Passport Proven during the on boarding process, a staff member with limited knowledge of documents was alerted when the system failed a seemingly genuine document In turn the member of staff flagged the problem document to us. When our expert document examiners took a look they were able to confirm it was fake; and the person was prevented from starting work. The document would not have been identified by other means and the client could have faced a civil penalty and the risk of reputational damage, particularly as he would have worked on a client site.

All employers must check that prospective employees are entitled to work in the UK but this is not as easy as it sounds. There are multiple types of document; multiple versions of documents and approximately 200 countries issuing passports. How can an employer keep up to date? With our training and use of Passport Proven, checking original documents becomes less complicated and more robust and thus meeting UKVI’s requirement of “appropriate attention” to the problem of illegal working.

Passport Proven is an Identity Document Validation System that has been designed for use by any business. It simply needs an internet connection and means of capturing an image. As there is no requirement for technology beyond that usually available in an office, it is a cost effective solution to roll out across multiple sited businesses.

Jul 15, 2019

Online Document Verification You Can Depend On