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Next Gen RightID™ Helps Mitigate Potential Identity Fraud and Unintentional Errors Ahead of the Background Screening Process

In 2022, the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) warned of an increase in complaints reporting the use of deepfakes and stolen Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to apply for a variety of remote work and work-at-home roles. In these scenarios, someone can apply for a role acting one way and show up for work in a totally different capacity, which can leave hiring managers and HR teams in a precarious position.

In response to this as well as other uses, First Advantage is introducing its next-generation RightID ™ product, which responsibly harnesses the power of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to help identify erroneous, and in some cases, potentially fraudulent identity information that has been submitted in advance of the background screening process. This updated product will help U.S. employers mitigate risk while offering them a convenient and secure resource to address identity fraud.

First Advantage leaders will discuss the increased concern around job applicant fraud during an upcoming webinar. One of the behaviors noted is the rise of candidates who submit incorrect information on the person’s PII to subvert the background screening process. The goal is to educate employers about how to protect their brands against bad actors, particularly as more companies continue to offer remote-first and hybrid working opportunities. Hiring people with ill intentions can have frustrating consequences, so it is critical to consider how to utilize screening processes to “foil the fakes.”

This timely conversation will touch on what government agencies define as deepfakes, or “multimedia that has either been synthetically created or manipulated using some form of machine or deep learning (AI) technology.” In a Cybersecurity Information Sheet called “Contextualizing Deepfake Threats to Organizations,” the National Security Agency (NSA) and its agency partners outline some of the trends they’ve witnessed related to the prevalence of deepfakes.

Their advice? Organizations should find ways to use technology that can spot deepfakes by using tools that have “real-time verification capabilities” and other detection mechanisms. With products such as RightID and others included in the First Advantage suite, companies can feel more empowered when fighting against fraud to better protect their organizations, colleagues, and customers.

To learn more about how to help safeguard your company’s employment process, register for our upcoming webinar, Foil the Fakes in Today’s Virtual Job Applicant World. The event starts at 1 p.m. EST on March 28.


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