the leading provider of modern and compliant background checks, today
has announced the development of Checkr Connect IDV, along with
partnerships that integrate document ID verification and facial
biometrics technology from Onfido and Berbix. Checkr Connect IDV is the
industry’s first flexible, unified Identity Verification and Background
Check solution, which allows businesses to combine their choice of
identity verification vendors such as Onfido with AI-powered background
checks from Checkr on the same platform to mitigate identity fraud.
“Every business today faces increased risk from identity fraud, and
traditional anti-fraud methods are falling behind the capabilities of
sophisticated bad actors,” said Lydia Varmazis, VP of Product at Checkr.
“We designed Checkr Connect IDV to make it simple for our customers to
add identity verification into their hiring workflows, allowing them to
elevate their trust and safety programs.”
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 17
million identities are stolen in the United States annually. Until
Checkr Connect IDV, it has been difficult, expensive, and time-consuming
for businesses to include identity verifications into their trust and
safety programs due to complex integrations, manual processes, and poor
candidate experiences. Checkr Connect IDV addresses the need for
mitigating identity fraud while ensuring a smooth candidate onboarding
process for high-volume and high-velocity employers and on-demand
“Trust is a fundamental building block of today’s sharing and
traditional economies,” said Arun Sundararajan, NYU professor and author
of The Sharing Economy. “Advances in how we verify a person’s
identity, background, and intent are paramount to combating the growing
issue of identity fraud, keeping platforms safe for legitimate users,
and promoting a more equitable digital society.”
Checkr Connect IDV enables candidates to provide their information and
execute background check disclosure and authorization forms, capture
photos of the front and back of their ID, and submit a selfie in one
simple workflow. Onfido’s ID verification technology conducts the
biometric match with the selfie and ID photo image, validates the ID for
integrity, and flags potential fraud. Checkr Connect IDV then matches ID
verification data with information submitted for the background check.
Customers can set up whether they would like the ID verification process
to run in parallel or as a prerequisite for a background check.
“Identity verification and background checks are becoming increasingly
important in our digital society and an essential step for every company
that wants to grow its customer base or workforce,” said Husayn Kassai,
CEO and Co-founder at Onfido. “By embedding our identity verification
technology within Checkr’s platform, we can now offer customers what
they have been asking for, a strong, seamless solution for their
end-users. And that’s a shared priority for both Checkr and Onfido.”
Now, businesses can minimize risk, protect their brand, and focus their
candidate screening budget and resources on validated candidates, which
allows them to improve trust and safety across the board. With Checkr
Connect IDV, businesses can realize time and cost savings in their
onboarding process, from increased automation and turn-key, pre-built
integrations between leading identity verification providers and Checkr.
Checkr Connect IDV will be available in Fall 2019.
Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving understanding
of the past. Our platform makes it easy for thousands of customers to
hire millions of people every year at the speed of the gig economy.
Using Checkr’s advanced background check technology, companies of all
sizes can better understand the dynamics of the changing workforce,
bring transparency and fairness to their hiring, and ultimately build a
better future for workers. For more information please visit: checkr.com.
Onfido is building the new identity standard for the internet. Our
AI-based technology assesses whether a user’s government-issued ID is
genuine or fraudulent and then compares it against their facial
biometrics. That’s how we give companies like Revolut, Zipcar, and
Bitstamp the assurance they need to onboard customers remotely and
securely. Our mission is to create a more open world, where identity is
the key to access. Recognized as a global leader in artificial
intelligence for identity verification, we’re backed by Salesforce
Ventures, SBI Investment, M12 (Microsoft) Ventures, and others. With 240
technologists spread across 6 countries, we’ve raised over $100m in
funding and power verification for 1,500 customers.
Berbix makes it easy to verify photo IDs online. Their instant ID checks
provide platforms with reliable ways to verify age, fight chargebacks,
enhance KYC, and deter marketplace fraud. Founded by the former product
and engineering leaders for Trust & Safety at Airbnb and backed by Y
Combinator and Initialized Capital, Berbix sits at the intersection of
identity and fraud. They take an industry-specific approach to help
customers customize and control the way they fight fraud through
scalable hosted tools.