IDnow has announced the integration of its identity proofing and fraud solution – CPF database check – for the Brazilian gambling market, enhancing its security against various threats. 

The ‘multi-dimensional’ solution is a combination of the new CPF database and IDnow’s automated document liveness capabilities, which fully automates KYC and AML services to help screen against politically exposed persons (PEP) and sanction lists. 

To help detect single and serial fraud attempts, IDnow’s platform uses proprietary fraud prevention technology that collects risk signals from biometrics, documents, devices and other data sources.

Roger Redfearn-Tyrzyk, Vice President Global Gaming at IDnow, explained: “We have collaborated with government and industry experts to ensure our solution delivers high automation for Brazil’s paper-based documents, in addition to an integration with the CPF database. 

“This provides holistic, scalable identity assurance to Brazilian gaming and gambling operators.”

The CPF document provides the person’s name, date of birth, and situation of CPF, among others, and is needed to vote, enter university, or go into Brazilian politics. The newly added CPF checks provide an additional layer of identity assurance from a trusted, federal source within the IDnow onboarding process.

Furthermore, IDnow’s solutions aim to address the manual strain of carrying various paper-based documents with no centralised ID scheme that Brazilians typically face ‘head-on’. 

Redfearn-Tyrzyk, added: “When designing our solution for the Brazilian market, we quickly realised that without the additional security step of the CPF checks, it would be easy for fraudsters to forge documents.

“Out of all document proofing solutions, IDnow is one of the only ones to implement this check into its document verification process without any extra costs to the operator. KYC should never be a burden, but an enabler and we will continue to focus on that for our customers and players.”