Before we dive into our five tips to better use our platform, I’d like to explain why background checks are important. According to Unisys 2019 Security Index, 69% of people surveyed fear identity thefts more than war threats, terrorism and natural disasters. In the US alone, around 14.4 billion people were victim of this type of fraud, which cost an approximate of USD 3.4 billion in 2018*.
The preferred method to steal a person’s identity was the creation of accounts under the name of the victims. Their names were used for mortgages, student and car loans and of course, credit cards.
Identity theft is becoming easier due to technological advancements and an easier access to personal data through social media and via a method called “phishing”, where individuals are induced to give away personal information through emails purportedly sent from reputable companies. There are more creative ways to steal one’s information nowadays, which is why we should pay special attention to whom we give our personal data.
As a company, Truora has the ambitious mission of eradicating fraud in Latin America. To that end, we are using the best technology to support our clients’ businesses. Our platform facilitates and accelerates the way companies do background checks. We do identification verification as well as provide exhaustive information on a person’s criminal and vehicle history.
To help you take full advantage of our background check platform, we have listed a few tips below:
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Our platform can be used to verify the identity of new employees, clients, suppliers and partners in every country we operate. If the person or company has an ID or tax number, it’s possible to obtain background information on them.
We recommend performing a background check at the beginning of your recruiting and onboarding processes. That way, you can avoid wasting precious time and you can also have visibility of potential threats to your business to make the right decisions before it’s too late.
Our platform allows for the upload of multiple ID numbers at once. If your company has a long list of people or companies that you wish to verify, it is possible to upload up to 500 data points. Avoid manual data entry and save valuable time.
You can create media alerts to stay up to speed on any news regarding a new hire, supplier or partner, as things can change in one day. For example, if a supplier obtains the highest score on their background check today but is involved in some form of illegal activity tomorrow, you’ll receive an update on our tool. This could prevent reputational damage to your brand.
Our final recommendation when using our background check product is to do so monthly or every two months to avoid surprises that could harm your business.
Using our platform will give you the peace of mind you need to run your business and will allow us to be a step closer to achieving our goal of eradicating fraud in Latin America.
*Javelin Strategy & Research 2019 Identity Fraud Study