LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
192.com launches VouchID - the online ID verification service specifically for small businesses
- Small businesses find it hard to access ID verification services
- VouchID fills the void with a self-service, instant verification product
- Low entry cost at just £20 for 10 searches
192.com has launched VouchID, an ID verification service for small businesses. SMEs increasingly need to combat fraud by their customers, particularly where they are selling over the Internet to people that they have never met.
Until now they have found it hard to access the online fraud protection services that have long been available to larger companies. Such ID verification companies have minimum order values that exceed budgets of many small companies.
VouchID (http://www.192.com/people/identity-check/) is designed to extend fraud protection to all businesses.
On submission of a name and address and optional date of birth, VouchID will confirm the individual's credentials against a number of private and public databases, confirm that the individual is not dead (to prevent identity theft), check the date of birth, and whether they are over 18 in the case of age restricted products.
The service will also alert if there are any negative indicators about the person, such as County Court Judgments. It is also well suited for lawyers conducting electronic KYC (Know Your Customer) checks.
This is all done within seconds and for an entry level cost of just £20 (ex VAT) for 10 ID checks.
Commenting on the launch, Dominic Blackburn, Product Director of 192.com said: "Small businesses struggle to get the attention of ID verification companies for whom a small order value is just not worthwhile. We developed this product so that the small guys are not disadvantaged in the fight against fraud. They can sign up online, pay by credit card and begin checking customer IDs within a few minutes."
VouchID is optimised for both desktop and mobile use allowing ID checks to be easily conducted from any location.
192.com (http://www.192.com/) is the UK's most awarded online directory, helping millions of people every month to find people, businesses and places. The company hosts a database of nearly 1 billion records.
SOURCE 192.com Ltd