Document Authentication | LexisNexis Risk Solutions UK

Document Authentication

Accelerate customer acquisition with multi-layered identity checks

Identity documents are more sophisticated than ever, but so are the criminals who replicate them. To manage the risk posed by fraudsters and fake IDs, it is necessary to call upon technology and data.

Multi-layered identity checks will help you gain the confidence you need in an individual’s identity. In addition to enabling you to screen individuals against an array of positive and negative datasets, LexisNexis® IDU® allows you to perform hardcopy document checks.

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IDU® offers two different forms of document assessment, which can be linked back to your own bespoke scorecard, configured to meet your risk appetite.

Document Validation and Authentication Diagram

Example uses

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Age Verification

Check ID documents of those attempting to access age restricted goods or services
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Travel Checks

Check travel documents are legitimate ahead of travel
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High Risk Transactions

Enhanced ID checks when extra confidence is required
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Property Letting

Verify ID documents of potential tenants

Access methods

The document assessment capabilities within IDU can be accessed via our intuitive web interface, or integrated directly into your workflow via API.

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Web-based interface

Intuitive, user friendly system
Guides the user through the document authentication process
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Integrate into your existing systems
Dedicated portal provides full guidance for your developers

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Authenticate documents on a stand-alone basis or as part of a full IDU check

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Real-time authentication of over 3,000 global ID documents

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Conduct document checks face-to-face or remotely

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Gain additional confidence from a multi-layered approach to identity screening

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To find out more about the document assessment features available in LexisNexis® IDU® please call 029 2067 8555 or complete the form and we will be in touch shortly to discuss your requirements…

* Some restrictions apply – TD1 documents only
^ Identity documents are regularly updated by their issuing authorities and whilst we endeavour to account for such changes as swiftly as possible, the coverage of identity documents the system is able to authenticate will fluctuate from time to time.
Due to the nature of the origin of public record information, the public records and commercially available data sources used in reports may contain errors. Source data is sometimes reported or entered inaccurately, processed poorly or incorrectly, and is generally not free from defect. This product or service aggregates and reports data, as provided by the public records and commercially available data sources, and is not the source of the data, nor is it a comprehensive compilation of the data. Before relying on any data, it should be independently verified. The Document Authentication feature in LexisNexis IDU requires you provide a good quality image in order to be able to authenticate an identity document. End users are responsible for ensuring the quality of the image provided, and LexisNexis Risk Solutions takes no responsibility for the image quality.