Our People Check is a KYC, due diligence, and investigation service that is created to deliver an extensive search to expose someone’s personal history, behaviors online, as well as professional and business activities.
We will check to know if an individual is not a criminal, does not work for a criminal, or have connections with a criminal. This stage would include checking business partners, close-ties, relatives, colleagues, and all other entities that are directly connected to the Subject, so that we are able to find any reputational issues, illegal or suspicious business activities.
Our investigators will spend the need time to look into the companies and businesses that the Subject is presently or previously connected to, and we will carry out a probe to illustrate and determine how are they ran, managed or operated, and who are the controlling persons of these entities, as well as their shareholder structures. This way, we are able to connect the dots on all business ties that the Subject has with other individuals and provide a diagram of its links in business or personal life.
An analysis on both professional and business activities will be made, professional activities would include checking the Subject’s consultancy or service type activities to third party clients (e.g. accountants / lawyers / intermediaries providing illicit services to its clients). For business activities, we will check and investigate all its past and present company and business ties, which includes an inspection of business and company activities (e.g. business / company engaged in unlawful activities like fraud, scam, and other criminal conducts).
Verifications will also be made on the social media activities of the Subject, which may include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites, in order to sort out any critical things that are made, posted and shared in those platforms in order to dig out the character, interests, lifestyle, and behaviors of the Subject that it projects online.
PRIMARY DATA OF THE SUBJECT
People Check starts with confirming and verifying the identity of the Subject such as the name, date of birth, address and other personal identifiers. All this information will undergo confirmatory validation so that the identity of the Subject is established and irrefutable in order to prevent concealment of true identity and usage of other aliases (alias vetting).
ADDRESS & TELECOMMUNICATION
A validation will be made on address histories (residential & office), phone numbers, and email addresses for both personal and work contact details of the Subject.
Actual map validating the addresses acquired from the investigation showing the precise location, vicinity, and surroundings of the addresses.
SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILING & INVESTIGATION
A full due diligence and exploration on all social media accounts that is owned and used by the Subject.
Our social media investigation is comprised of two main categories, mainly an OSINT based inspection and a proprietary database pay-per-view informational database. The OSINT inspection will be utilized on all investigations, which includes the following sources:
- Search engines (e.g. Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.)
- Newspaper & Media commentary (i.e. subject’s comments, statements, remarks)
- Message board accounts for web based discussions and forums (e.g. organizational boards, online based
- Other networking and social media sites
- Lifestyle check on the Subject and its inner circles
- Extraction of any valuable information to show the true personality, interests and general condition of living of the Subject
- Identification of any red flags that are created, posted, and shared on its social media regarding critical views
that can be considered as leaning to harassment, violence, endangerment, hostile behavior and or other forms
of belligerent personality.
COMPANY / BUSINESS CONNECTIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
A comprehensive check and validation of companies or businesses that the Subject is previously or presently connected to whether as an employee, consultant, or a business owner. This part of the report would normally include the following data about the company or business connections of the Subject:
- Verified Company Name
- Company Type
- Company Status
- Company Number
- Registered Capital
- Incorporation Date
- Corporate Registry Check (valid source of proof of incorporation)
- Contact details (email / phone / Telephone / Fax)
- Company Website
- Registered Nature of Business (based on the incorporation docs)
- Actual Business Activity (verified business activity with valid sources and proofs)
- Source & Proof of Data
ANALYSIS: PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
A complete investigation of all professional activities, companies or businesses owned and operated by the Subject.
Full verification approach to search and examine for other possible controlling persons, ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs) and shareholders that manages and operates any companies or businesses tied to the Subject.
In-depth investigation on the professional and business activities of the Subject to uncover any historical liabilities, illicit hidden behaviors and reputational problems.
An examination on how the Subject conducts its professional and business activities, focusing mainly on what are the services and products of the Subject, which country are they active at, who are the clients, and are they engaged in other undeclared business undertakings.
Track record verification on the Subject, concentrated on scouring all its activities involving past work experiences and anexecutive background check on these companies or business affiliations.
Risk assessment and thorough probe on the legitimacy of services or products being offered by the Subject.
A detailed account on the business ownership interests of the Subject and other income sources that may or may not have been declared.
OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) in searching for any derogatory findings on all companies and businesses connected to the Subject.
PERSONAL INVESTIGATION REPORT ON THE SUBJECT
This portion of the Report will cover a deep examination of the Subject’s general personality, character, personal lifestyle or affairs, social status, trustworthiness, personal habits, family situation, standing in the public eye, civic or community affiliations, and other personal information.
Our overall personal background check are confidential and classified, thereby keeping the person being investigated unaware of the investigation.
A full search on the Subject’s debt problems, which would include personal financial profile, liabilities including cross border bankruptcies check, notice of defaults or foreclosures, financial disputes, and government tax liens.
We will look and identify any past lawsuits, whether the Subject have a history of suing others or if they have been sued in the past.
An evaluation on the strengths and vulnerabilities of the Subject in terms of its personal circumstances.
REPUTATION CHECK ON THE SUBJECT AND ITS CONNECTIONS/AFFILIATIONS
Our Reputation Check covers not only the Subject but also all companies and individuals that are mentioned in the report, which are connected to the Subject directly or indirectly. In other words, we will check everyone, and we mean everyone that appears in our investigation report.
We will systematically check and screen the Subject, its connections and affiliations under our following Reputation Checks methods:
- Global Proprietary Database Check
A private and restricted international pay-per-view database that screens compliance deficiencies in terms of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML-CTF), risk exposures to KYC processes, financial crimes screening, anti-bribery & corruption, customer risk management, financial risk management, and other regulatory screenings.
- OSINT Adverse Media Check
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) are data obtain from publicly available sources on search engines in order to look for any issues, scams, fraud, and other incriminating vital data.
- Civil-Criminal Litigation Check
A check for any civil or criminal litigations and cases that the Subject or its connections and affiliations are the party into, whether as a defendant or a plaintiff. This validation would start in the country of origin of the person or company.
- International Criminal Record Check
This checking would cover all crimes that are considered to be transnational in nature, involving several countries, which has an actual or potential effect across state borders and international community criminal violations. These crimes ranges from human trafficking, smuggling/trafficking of goods (e.g. arms, drugs, illegal animals, and other prohibited goods), sex slavery, terrorism and other grossly inhuman crimes that goes against international norms. This checking can come from INTERPOL (International Police) and other international bodies that investigates transnational crimes.
- Law Enforcement Record Check
This validation will be executed based on the country or origin and the current nation where the person resides. This record check is to validate whether a person has been a subject of a law enforcement investigation (e.g. police, military and other law enforcement bodies)
- US Office of the Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) SDN List Check
SDN or otherwise known as Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List is by definition a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also a lists of individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.
- Global Sanctions Check
This checking normally covers a full on verification if the person or a company are included and are sanctioned by international regulatory enforcement authorities, sanctions bodies, law enforcement agencies, and financial regulators. Sources of sanctions lists includes United Nations Sanctions List, European Union Asset Freeze, UK – HMT Financial Sanctions Lists, US – Department of State AECA Debarred List, World Bank – Ineligible Firms and Individuals List, EU – Financial Sanctions List, and other international regulatory bodies.
- Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) Check
This check is intended to determine if an individual is a Politically Exposed Person (PEP) or has ties to a PEP, be it a direct family member or a relative. PEP’s are high risk and susceptible to bribery, corruption or other money laundering crimes. By definition, a PEP is a person who has been entrusted with prominent public position or function in a government.
ADD-ONS CREDENTIALS VALIDATION
We also offer a credential validation service, and for USD 20.00 per verification, the Subject’s credential will undergo a validation process to determine whether they are genuine, authentic and true, which may include the following:
- Employment Verification
- Education Verification
- Professional License Verification
- Certification Verification