Checking IDs Against Government Databases for Extra Fraud Protection

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It’s no secret that fraudsters are getting more and more sophisticated. There have even been cases where they have used the government’s own equipment to create fake identification documents (IDs). This makes it very difficult to detect that the ID is fraudulent, since it will have all the right watermarks and other indicators of a legitimate ID.

When you’re doing business with users online, it’s essential to have the right technology to know who your customers are and that they don’t present a risk to your business or your other customers. This verification is especially important during onboarding so that you keep fraudsters off your platform right from the start.

That’s why in addition to Jumio’s powerful ID Verification technology that determines the validity of the ID, we offer additional assurance through government database checks. This service verifies that the data provided by the user or extracted from the ID matches the data held by the jurisdiction that issued the legal document. In other words, even if the ID was created on legitimate equipment, it will be flagged as fraudulent because the name, address, date of birth and other information on the ID doesn’t match the information in that government agency’s database.

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Jumio’s Government Database Checks service integrates with government databases in over 20 countries around the world to check driving license databases, electoral rolls, passport databases, tax records and citizen information databases. To learn more about how easy it is to integrate global database checks into your onboarding workflow, contact us here and we’ll reach out to start a conversation.


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