Date : 22-Mar-2019
- In 2016, a study conducted by a Scandinavian telecommunication company found that Malaysia was listed as the most vulnerable country to Internet scams in this region, with 30% related to ‘working from home’ opportunities, 22% on Internet auctions and 20% on online dating. In October 2018, Communications and Multimedia Minister, Gobind Singh Deo revealed that the Commercial Crime Investigation Department, Bukit Aman recorded a total of 8,319 cybercrime fraud cases amounting to an estimated loss of close to RM300 million.
- Realizing the society’s need for a quick background checks, Verity Intelligence Sdn. Bhd., a leading background screening and verification company in Malaysia and Singapore, launches Verity Plus Online (www.verityplusonline.com), a platform to help companies and individuals to run a quick background check. This first of its kind service in Malaysia is developed to help companies and individuals to verify whether their potential employees or vendors are legit via a simple online system.
- VPO allows SMEs and individuals to run background checks on people easily at an affordable rate starting from RM140.
- The company that has been established in 2010 has served more than 500 clients and screened more than 100,000 individuals. Of this total number, 90% background screenings were done by employers to verify their future employees to provide a risk-free working environment.
- Founder, Mark Leow, said the VPO was developed with the aim to help make Malaysia a better and safer place
- These background checks include verifying a person’s identity, checking for criminality / integrity, checking for credit default, and information on past or ongoing civil litigations and other critical integrity checks.
- VPO complies to the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) and offers turnaround time for any reports from as soon as 1 to 5 business days
- Use cases:
- Employers to screen potential employees
- homeowners to verify the future tenants
- individuals may also conduct self-check regularly
- individuals to assess their personal financial records in the event of the possible identity theft
- For large corporate clients, Verity Intelligence (www.verityintel.com) is trusted by more than 500 companies in Malaysia and Singapore and offers customised background screening solutions to meet every company's differing and intensive requirements.