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LexisNexis® IDU®

Accelerate customer acquisition with instant online identity verification

IDU® is a powerful identity verification solution available via an online self key tool or through our web service. IDU offers a flexible approach to electronic identity screening enabling you to confirm client identity online, comply with anti-money laundering requirements and to protect your business from the threat of fraud.

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Provide a seamless customer experience with instant online identity verification

LexisNexis® IDU® enables you to have increased confidence when verifying an individual’s identity, whilst supporting a frictionless customer journey. Providing a multi-layered check which incorporates a variety of positive and negative datasets, IDU allows you to screen individuals against a bespoke scorecard tailored to your risk appetite – helping to verify and authenticate recognised identity documents, and identify potential risks.

Identity Verification and Identity Alerts
Document Checks

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IDU uses one credit per basic identity check. This incorporates screening against the majority of datasets and verifying hard copy documents.
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IDU has a variety of applications including fraud prevention, AML compliance and customer due diligence.
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Our ISO27001 accreditation validates our commitment to the highest standards of data management.


What is IDU?
IDU is a powerful electronic identity verification and fraud prevention service. Utilising a wealth of consumer datasets and document verification checks it will allow you to quickly and confidently confirm client identity whilst also identifying potential fraudulent claims.
What checks will IDU allow me to conduct?
IDU has a variety of applications. It can be utilised to conduct anti-money laundering due diligence, screen identities for fraud prevention purposes and carry out age verification checks to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
Can IDU validate identity documents?
Yes. In addition to providing the ability to screen a client against a wealth of consumer datasets in an attempt to verify identity, IDU also allows you to validate the ID document numbers of the following hardcopy identity documents:

  • UK and International Passports
  • GB Driving Licences
  • Travel Visas
  • ID Cards

For an additional cost per document, the Document Authentication tool within IDU will enable you to quickly and confidently confirm that an identity document is legitimate, and provide more confidence in its owner’s claims. IDU enables you to authenticate over 3,000^ hard copy identity documents from nearly 200 countries.

How do I use IDU?
IDU services can be accessed via a simple to use online interface. For each verification the system will present you with a search form into which you should enter the required personal details of the individual to be checked.

The form should then be submitted – you will be provided with an easy to understand report, and the option to validate and authenticate hardcopy identity documents.

Do I need to attain client permission before conducting a check?
This is dependent on the datasets you are searching. Much of the data within IDU is publicly available and therefore does not require an individual’s permission to be searched against.

However, if you are utilising Full Electoral Roll or Credit Reference data as part of your identity check you will require the individual’s permission as searches against these datasets leave a footprint.

How many credits does an identity check cost?
IDU uses one credit per identity check – this incorporates the cost of searching all of the available datasets and utilising all of the hardcopy identity document checks.
Can I purchase more than 1000 credits?
Yes – if you require more than 1000 credits please contact us and we will happily discuss arranging a larger package.
How do I register?
Simply create your package, supply your details and enter your credit card information. Once these details are submitted our team will review your application, which will be subject to our due diligence screening. Once your application is successfully processed we will activate your account.
When can I begin to use the service after registration?
For security purposes all registrations are subject to a stringent due diligence process. Once your registration is successfully processed we will activate your account and send you an email notifying you of this.

You should hear from us within two working days.

Is IDU secure?
IDU is secure and is included in the scope of our ISO27001 audited certification, an international standard for information security management. The records within IDU are held securely and managed to a BS10012 standard, a British standard for personal information management. When using the product the information you exchange with IDU is secured using HTTPS encryption.
Where can I find further information and support?
Contact us and a member of our team will happily provide you with all of the information and support you need.
* We are a CIFAS Direct Agency and provide access to the National Fraud Database via the CIFAS Portal Service. Access is only available to contributing CIFAS members.
^ 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.