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LexisNexis® IDU® Mortality

Avoid the risk of deceased fraud through comprehensive mortality screening solutions

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IDU® Mortality Batch

Batch Mortality Checks

The process of deceased screening has a variety of applications; companies may employ mortality screening as part of their data cleansing procedures – screening their entire consumer database; the procedure is also crucial for ‘know your customer’ checks. IDU Mortality Batch is used on an ad hoc basis for large volumes of data. Alternatively, we can screen your entire database on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis via Mortality Alert a proactive approach to highlight any deaths within your database, further diminishing the threat of fraud.

Knowing who within your database has died is of the utmost importance – impersonation of the deceased (IOD) is established as one of the fastest growing category of identity fraud in the UK; employing IDU Mortality Batch as part of the identity check process will highlight this sharp practice and other potential fraudulent activity. In the Life and Pension industry alone, it is estimated that over £200 million is paid out annually to deceased pensioners – potential overpayments can be eradicated by utilising the mortality screening process.

On the other hand, the complaint most frequently received by the information commissioner is from distressed relatives who have received mail intended for a deceased loved one. Mortality screening your database helps to avoid incorrect and inappropriate mailings and is an established best practice exercise for conducting successful customer communication activities.

Fraud Protection

We possess one of the most advanced mortality screening services employed for combating identity theft and impersonation of the deceased fraud. We were the first UK company to be approved to receive the weekly supply of Death Registration Information from the Identity and Passport Service and this, along with Millennium’s Halo dataset – containing over six million fully verified deceased records – is employed in our fraud screening services.

To find out more about our mortality screening services, contact us today.

IDU® Mortality Alert

On-going Mortality Alerts

Providing continuous monitoring of your data, IDU Mortality Alert will flag any deceased individuals within your database at the earliest possible opportunity. Mortality Alert is the most beneficial and proactive approach to highlight any deaths within your database, further diminishing the threat of fraud.

Mortality Alert screens against the latest mortality databases* to ensure you are constantly aware of changes in your members’ circumstances. The frequency of our data updates means we can provide weekly, monthly or quarterly notifications of deaths that might require investigation, and as an automated process, it requires minimum resource from the client’s perspective whilst providing maximum protection.

Alternatively, we can screen your entire database on an ad-hoc, one-off basis using Mortality Batch. If you’d prefer to conduct individual checks, our advanced web-based TraceIQ search facility allows you to instantly identify whether an individual is deceased.

*Death Registration Information (DRI)

We are one of a small number of companies licensed to receive DRI data from the Identity and Passport Service. The feed gives notice of all deaths registered within the UK on a weekly basis, permitting data screening against the most up-to-date mortality information available. Supplemented with our existing mortality datasets that includes historic death data spanning back to 1976, our Mortality Alert and Mortality Batch services deliver authoritative screening to combat fraud.

To find out more about our mortality screening services, contact us today.


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