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Common Pitfalls When Performing Identity Document Verification as a Fraud Prevention Technique

It is common to find risk management teams relying on legacy identity document verification practices, which limits their ability to take advantage of the opportunity to leverage new technology and techniques to verify modern identity documents.  Making use of new identity document features and services can help protect the organization and improve customer retention and conversion.  To help organizations make the most out of using identity document verification The Fraud Practice has compiled a short list of the most common pitfalls merchants that perform identity document verification share.

In reviewing the common pitfalls it is important to keep in mind that in the past decade government issued identity documents (IDs) have evolved, but many systems and implementations for verifying IDs have not; unnecessarily leading to missed fraud and lost sales. Identity document verification can be an effective and often necessary risk management technique for many different types of organizations. Whether your organization manages a homegrown identity document verification solution,  uses a third party service or is currently evaluating options, the focus should be on maintaining good customers and an optimum user experience while detecting and mitigating identity fraud.

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