ID Checking Best Practices for Marijuana Dispensaries
Posted on: September 30, 2021
Failure to verify the age of customers and anyone else present in their place of business can lead to significant penalties for marijuana dispensaries. Learn why many prefer physical ID checks over the use of scanners for age verification.
Why Banks Verify ID and the Drive to a Digital Future
Posted on: October 28rd, 2020
Learn why financial institutions require identity documentation to prevent fraud & how such processes are increasingly going digital in the wake of COVID-19.
Understanding Know Your Customer (KYC) in a Post-Pandemic World
Posted on: September 28th, 2020
As financial fraud and cybercrime continue to climb, banks are under increasing pressure to ensure that customers opening new accounts are who they say they are. This has become even more important in the age of coronavirus.
COVID-19's Impact on the Adoption of Online Identity Verification Policies
Posted on: August 31st, 2020
The sudden and urgent nature of the COVID-19 pandemic created numerous challenges for employers, including how to verify the identity of new employees online.
SCAM ALERT: CELL PHONE FRAUD & CREDIT MULING
Posted on: September 1st, 2016
Learn how organized crime has turned its attention to cell phone theft, "credit muling" schemes, and mobile account hijacking to illegally obtain cell phones for re-sale overseas. Find out how the I.D. Checking Guide and other resources can help put a stop to many of these scams.
WHICH FORMS OF ID SHOULD BE VERIFIED?
Posted on: August 10th, 2016
A review of which forms of ID are acceptable for verifying age and which forms of ID are acceptable for verifying identity and authorization to work. Get a better understanding of how and when to us the I.D. Checking Guide or U.S. Identification Manual.
DEBATE: WHAT IS LEGAL NORTH CAROLINA ID?
Posted on: June 20th, 2016
A look at the legal debate over what forms of identification are acceptable as valid I.D. in the State of North Carolina. Learn about the arguments from both sides of the aisle, as well as why this issue is of interest to identification verification professionals.
CALIFORNIA SMOKING AGE INCREASE - WHAT IT MEANS
Posted on: May 20th, 2016
California recently enacted legislation making it the 2nd state in the Union to require that any purchaser of tobacco products be 21 years of age. One exception is for military members, for whom the age remains at 18. This post explores the impacts of these changes to the law and what they mean for retailers.
CUBAN IMMIGRATION IS ON THE RISE - HOW WILL YOU VERIFY ID?
Posted on: March 3rd, 2016
With relations between the United States and Cuba normalizing, there has been a recent spike in immigration from Cuba. Citizens of the island nation look to take advantage of preferential treatment for Cuban immigrants while they can. With this influx of Cuban immigrants, learn how to validate and verify Cuban identification documents.
E-VERIFY WITH DRIVERS LICENSE CHECK BETTER PROTECTS EMPLOYERS
Posted on: September 22nd, 2015
The E-Verify pre-employment check program is a valuable tool to help employers confirm that job applicants have a legal right to work in the United States. But a major drawback to E-Verify is that, in most cases, the program can't authenticate the photo ID supplied by an applicant. Learn how additional ID validation can help.
GET THE FACTS ABOUT REAL ID CARDS
Posted on: August 27th, 2015
The REAL ID Act of 2005 is a cooperative effort between the federal government and states, and it can be a source of confusion and misinformation. The following is a snapshot of facts about REAL ID, including the standards that apply to the process used to verify ID and the material quality (including security features) of the card itself.
BARCODES & VERIFICATION OF I.D.
Posted on: June 10th, 2015
"Swipe your card, please." It’s a request most of us make, or follow, many times a month and with multiple cards. According to David Myers, a forensic science and security expert, barcodes are now used in almost 99% of drivers' licenses, identification cards, and passports issued in the U.S.
THE "DRIVE-ONLY" LICENSE
Posted on: June 9th, 2015
The trend of issuing driver's licenses to undocumented individuals picked up speed beginning in 2014. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Vermont, and the District of Columbia now grant so-called “drive-only” cards to residents who can’t provide proof of legal residency, or who don’t have a Social Security card or other documentation required for a standard license.
HOW TO SPOT A FAKE ID: INFOGRAPHIC
Posted on: July 7th, 2014
When verifying an ID, confirmation of authenticity often needs to be done quickly, which makes careful scrutiny of the driver's license or ID card important. Every day retail clerks, bank tellers, police officers, HR managers, and other professionals have to authenticate an identifying document using the naked eye alone.