Verity Plus Online : Malaysia's 1st Background Check Platform For Consumer

Date : 22-Mar-2019
Location: Malaysia

Key Takeaways:
  • 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 (, 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 ( 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.