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Employment Screening Reveals Rise in ‘Bad’ CVs

Due diligence specialists are reporting that inaccurate job applications are at their highest levels since 2011, with 63% of CVs containing inaccuracies already this year. Over a third were found to have errors regarding employment history, while 30 per cent featured incorrect claims of professional qualifications or memberships.  The findings come from HireRight’s checking of 26,000 European, Middle Eastern and ... Read More »

NetSuite and Dun & Bradstreet Form Strategic Alliance

NetSuite Cloud with Accurate, Relevant Commercial Data to Help Speed Decision Making, Planning NetSuite Inc., one of the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, announced an agreement with Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) to provide NetSuite customers direct access from within its cloud-based business management suite to relevant B2B data drawn from the world’s largest commercial database. Having easy access to a ... Read More »

Meet our Member GBGroup

Who we are GBGroup (GBG)  is transforming the way organisations collect, verify, analyse and manage the personal identity information that consumers share on a daily basis. Our vision is that everyone should be able to conduct business safely and efficiently, and, to do this, we all need intelligence we can trust about the people we are engaged with.  GBG’s role ... Read More »

Data Distrust Pits Consumers against Business

Consumers around the world are actively sabotaging business success every day by deliberately providing the wrong information when asked for personal details, scuppering organisations’ growth plans. A new study by GBG, the leader in identity data intelligence solutions, shows consumers are fed up with being asked for their details, with two in three admitting to deliberately giving incorrect information because they ... Read More »

TransUnion South Africa Forges Ahead in Voice Biometrics

TransUnion South Africa, in partnership with OneVault, has announced plans to develop a national Voice Bank.  This national Voice Bank will result in the use of stronger biometrics, like voice, to help businesses curb fraud and identity theft and therefore alleviate the growing concerns around information security disciplines. Voice biometrics is being adopted globally by companies, especially those with large contact ... Read More »

Salesforce.com, Inc. Acquires Authentication Software Developer Toopher

Salesforce.com, Inc. has acquired Toopher Inc. an Austin based start-up that is known for its two step authentication security solutions. Toopher was launched in January 2011 by Evan Grim and Josh Alexander. Grim holds a PhD in software engineering from University of Texas while Josh Alexander worked as an adjunct professor for UT’s McCombs School of Business.  Together they formed ... Read More »

TransUnion and ImageWare Systems Join Forces in Pursuit of Biometric Security

TransUnion and ImageWare Systems have struck a deal to combine their technological forces in pursuit of a biometric authentication system to protect against fraud. The bulk of TransUnion’s business is the management of credit and financial information, and as commerce continues to shift into the mobile and digital world, their interest in securing their ID Manager platform is obvious. ImageWare, meanwhile, is ... Read More »

Veda New Zealand First to Launch Passport Verification Service

New Zealand’s leading credit bureau, Veda, has extended its extensive suite of electronic identity verification products to include a real-time Passport Verification Service via the Department of Internal Affairs. Veda is the first to launch a Passport Verification Service to market in New Zealand enabling its customers to quickly and cost-effectively verify their customers’ identities, reduce risk and enhance their ... Read More »

Equifax and SharpLending in Partnership

SharperLending Makes Employment and Income Verifications Accessible to Settlement Service Providers With Equifax Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has announced that SharperLending, LLC is now offering employment and income verifications through The Work Number® for customers using its SharperLending Settlement Services platform.  The Work Number® is a proprietary database of employment and income information owned by Workforce Solutions, a business unit of Equifax ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches Portal for Accelus Org ID KYC Managed Service

Correspondent banks, corporates, asset managers and hedge funds can now access a secure portal to share identity documents, accelerate on-boarding, and streamline the KYC process Thomson Reuters has delivered a critical milestone in its end-to-end KYC Managed Service for the industry, with the launch of its secure, web-based portal for Accelus Org ID. The new online portal facilitates client on-boarding, ... Read More »

Experian Launches New Offering to Help Government Agencies Identify and TRAP Tax Fraudsters

Tax Return Analysis Platform(SM) (TRAP) goes beyond identity verification to offer device-proofing, catching fraud before refunds are processed. Experian announced the launch of the Tax Return Analysis Platform(SM) (TRAP) — a new offering that will enable federal and state revenue offices to detect fraudulent tax returns that have been submitted using stolen identity credentials. This innovative tool goes beyond traditional ... Read More »

Equifax Partners with Jumio, to Boost Mobile Commerce Capabilities

New Mobile Commerce Capabilities Mark Equifax Entry into Mobile Payments Market Equifax Inc. announced its partnership with Jumio, an industry leader in the mobile commerce space that specializes in payments and ID scanning and validation products for mobile and web transactions.  The companies will be working together in developing a series of solutions that will create a more streamlined, secure ... Read More »

LifeLock Q1 2014 Revenue Growth 31%

LifeLock, Inc. (NYSE: LOCK), an industry leader in identity theft protection, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.  Total revenue was $107.6 million for the first quarter of 2014, up 31% from $82.1 million for the first quarter of 2013. Consumer revenue was $101.0 million for the first quarter of 2014, up 34% from $75.1 million for ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Offers Customers Experian Data Quality Address Verification

Data Quality Software to Help Customers Cleanse Addresses Across Their Businesses Experian Data Quality, a part of Experian Marketing Services and a leading provider of contact data management software and services, announced that Thomson Reuters now will offer its address verification software directly to customers. This product addition will allow users of Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Indirect Tax software to improve address data ... Read More »

Combatting Fraud: Why Employee Background Checks are Important

Managers at an Indian technology company used an employee background checking firm to investigate why 30 job applicants had listed the same unknown company as an employer, with surprising results… The background screening service traced the ’employer’ to a one-room mobile phone repair shop, where they discovered an  individual falsifying applicants’ work experiences for money. The ‘HR manager’ of the ... Read More »