New Primary Source Verification Service Combats Fraud in Applications for Work or Study
Dubai, 21 June 2017: The DataFlow Group – a leading global provider of specialised Primary Source Verification (PSV) solutions, and background screening and immigration compliance services – has signed a partnership agreement with UK NARIC – the UK National Recognition Information Centre – the United Kingdom’s designated national agency responsible for providing data, information and expert advice on global qualifications and skills.
The new partnership will make available Primary Source Verification (PSV) to UK NARIC member organisations should they require secure verifications of the applications they receive.
The PSV service will assist in authenticating the credentials of overseas students and professionals applying to study or work; an added feature to recognition of international qualifications. The service will enable UK NARIC members to mitigate concerns particularly when recruiting from high-risk markets that have a greater incidence of fraud.
The PSV service features an online document upload process and provides a written verification report detailing the results of the verification, which can be used as audit trail evidence to support admissions decisions or as part of compliance record-keeping.
Aiman Shehabi, Chief Commercial Officer of the DataFlow Group, commented: “By extending our PSV service to UK NARIC members, not only are we helping them make informed admissions and recruitment choices, but we are also contributing to the implementation of robust verification programmes throughout the UK and Europe. We look forward to seeing this new partnership with UK NARIC grow, and are confident it will yield positive outcomes for the community and all involved parties.”
Paul Norris, Deputy Managing Director of UK NARIC, said: “Educational fraud and fraudulent applications for work and study are a growing problem that has serious consequences for institutions and the safety of our society as a whole. PSV processes can be an invaluable step in rooting out problem applications, and can mitigate concerns with high-risk markets. The DataFlow Group is well-placed to offer PSV across a wide geographical area, and we are pleased to offer this added feature for the benefit of UK NARIC members.”
About the DataFlow Group
The DataFlow Group is a leading global provider of specialized Primary Source Verification (PSV) solutions, and background screening and immigration compliance services. The DataFlow Group partners with clients across the public and private sectors to assist them in mitigating potential risk by exposing fraudulent education degrees, employment certificates, practice licenses, work permits and passports.
To ensure that hired professionals have the qualifications they claim, the DataFlow Group utilizes cutting-edge technologies and leverages an expansive network of over 60,000 issuing authorities throughout more than 200 countries and territories to liaise with primary sources and verify the authenticity of documents submitted by candidates, in accordance with global industry best practices and Joint Commission International (JCI) guidelines.
Headquartered in Dubai, the DataFlow Group undertakes hundreds of thousands of immigration compliance screening and verification service transactions for professionals each year on behalf of various government, quasigovernment, regulatory and large multinational organizations worldwide.
About UK NARIC
UK NARIC is the designated national agency in the United Kingdom for the recognition of international qualifications and skills.
UK NARIC provides vital support to its member organizations – universities, colleges and employers – with international recruitment and the processing of international applications for work or study.
UK NARIC also offers worldwide advanced research and consultancy for educational institutions, employers, skills councils, awarding bodies, professional bodies, education authorities, and governments.
UK NARIC can assist with partnerships, capacity building, and development.
UK NARIC is a world-leading voice on quality and standards in international education.