The sharing economy - what is it and why does it exist?

Posted by National Crime Check on 05/04/2022

You’ve likely heard the term “sharing economy” being bandied about in recent years, but what is it exactly and why does it exist? According to Investopedia, “the sharing economy is an economic model defined as a peer-to-peer based activity of acquiring, providing or sharing access to goods and services that...

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Inventing Anna - how to avoid the Annas of the world and protect your business

Posted by National Crime Check on 29/03/2022

Inventing Anna is the hot new show on Netflix and it’s no wonder, it’s got it all - high-class hotels, lavish parties, private jet travel to exotic destinations, an indistinguishable European accent, along with a long con that is gradually revealed to viewers. The show dramatises the life of Anna...

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Digital identity verification - how does it apply to your industry?


Whether for or against, we can all agree that remote identity verification technology has undoubtedly become more widely used during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments have developed and propagated the use of identity verification technology in order to manage the spread of COVID-19 in their communities, and thus normalised the use...

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Trend report - Identity verification in 2022

Posted by National Crime Check on 15/03/2022

A new year calls for new predictions… The realm of identity verification continues to evolve and grow, particularly with the developments that were brought fluidly into daily use through the pandemic. With technological advancements constantly being made, it’s inevitable that identity verification solutions will continue to grow in importance and...

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Changes to result certificates

Posted by National Crime Check on 11/03/2022

Due to ACIC compliance updates, there has been some small changes to the result certificates. Checks have started to be issued using the new certificate layouts. The reason-for-check data for checks is now displayed as four discreet data points: Check purpose (e.g. industry) Place of work (e.g. employer) Location of...

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It’s Gen Alpha’s world… we’re just living in it

Posted by National Crime Check on 08/02/2022

Individuals born into the world between 2010 and 2024 are entering a brand new generation - dubbed “Generation Alpha” and more colloquially known as “Generation Glass”. This generation commenced in 2010 alongside the launch of the iPad, the creation of Instagram, and in a year when “app” was the word...

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NCC not affected by Log4J vulnerability

Posted by National Crime Check on 14/12/2021

CVE-2021-44228 relates to a vulnerability in Log4j, a Java logging framework. National Crime Check does not make use of the Java language or ecosystem or specifically Log4j. NCC does make use of the Amazon Web Services platform. All relevant parts of this service (S3, EC2, etc) as used by NCC...

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EOFY: Is your business compliant?

Posted by National Crime Check on 21/06/2021

As we get near to the end of the financial year, now is a great time to do a stocktake of all of your employees and volunteers, and make sure that everyone is fully up-to-date with the police checks and orhter compliance requirements. Do you trust your employees? Are you...

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Are they who they say they are?

Posted by Martin Lazarevic on 16/06/2021

Remote identity checks powered by National Crime Check Minimise organisational and workforce risk with National Crime Check’s InstaID+ identity checks. InstaID+ allows you to confirm the identities of prospective applicants and customers against government-backed databases. Validating a person’s identity is a fundamental process for safety, security and compliance. Processes like...

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Moving towards remote identity verification

Posted by Martin Lazarevic on 09/06/2021

With the combined factors of rapid technological advancement and the pandemic affecting many industries, identity verification and screening has not been immune. As with many processes, identity verification and screening is being thrust into the digital world. It has become a remote process due to the limitations in place during...

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Get a police check using the NCC Mobile App

Posted by National Crime Check on 08/06/2021

National Crime Check are proud to annouce their newest product offering, the NCC Mobile App! This app allows you to conduct the entire criminal history application process directly on your mobile device. The first release of this app is for Android devices, with the iPhone version available later this month....

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Catch me if you can - Identity fraud during COVID-19

Posted by Martin Lazarevic on 02/06/2021

Identity fraud is on the rise during COVID-19, according to Onfido’s Identity Fraud Report 2020. The report shows document identity fraud increased by 41 percent in 2020, concurrent with an increase in first-time fraudsters. It’s been suggested that the recent spike in identity fraud is due to a combination of...

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Police Checks within the Australian education system

Posted by National Crime Check on 28/05/2021

The Australian education system is considered one of the best in the world, made up of thousands of dedicated childcare workers, preschools teachers, primary and secondary teachers, universities lecturers, TAFE teachers and private educators. Teaching is also considered one of Australia's most stable professions and the Australian Bureau of Statistics...

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Be on the lookout for scammers and fraudsters!

Posted by Martin Lazarevic on 17/05/2021

The pandemic has brought up many unexpected effects, but one that isn’t surprising to me is the increase in scammers and fraudsters. Scammers and fraudsters are known to exploit uncertain and chaotic times to capitalise on insecure accounts and to trick vulnerable people, costing millions to economies around the world....

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Announcing InstaID Document Verification Services

Posted by National Crime Check on 13/05/2021

National Crime Check is an accredited gateway into the DVS (Document Verification System) allowing for at-source verification of government-issued documents. In today's world, validating a person's identity is a fundamental process for safety and security, for small and larger organisations. Take real estate, where just one misleading client can undermine...

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Right to Work - right at your fingertips!

Posted by Martin Lazarevic on 27/04/2021

We’ve created a new standalone Right to Work product that means you’ll be able to process Right to Work checks without the need to conduct full police checks. Speed and efficiency right at your fingertips! You’ll be able to check a candidate’s work rights whenever you need to and the...

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The REST Data Access API is now live

Posted by National Crime Check on 20/04/2021

We've just released a new api, the REST Data Access API, which can be used to access various aspects of a user account. While our other APIs are service-based; they focus on a particular product -- police checks, identity checks, etc -- this new API is different in that it...

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Why do Australian charities need to perform Police Checks?

Posted by National Crime Check on 16/04/2021

Unquestionably, charities and non-profits are run by amazing people, achieving extraordinary things. At NCC, our team has the pleasure of working with charities like the St Vincent de Paul Society and have seen the outcomes that volunteers can have on those who need our help.  We can not say enough...

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The differences between a Working with Children Check, and a Police Check.

Posted by National Crime Check on 07/04/2021

In 2017, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reported nearly 2 million children aged between 0–12 in Childcare and early childhood education institutes across Australia. The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) reported that the total entitlements for childcare subsidies were $1.8 million for the March quarter...

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Remote identity verification - what is it and why use it?

Posted by National Crime Check on 17/03/2021

As technology continues to improve, interactions and transactions between businesses and users are moving online. One aspect of technology required of this movement is remote identity verification, which is becoming increasingly common in many industries such as banks, telehealth, recruitment and administration. This means businesses can enrol, onboard and authenticate...

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How are financial firms & banks protecting against fraud?

Posted by National Crime Check on 01/03/2021

When hiring a new employee, your company needs to consider several factors, especially if your business is within the finance sector. Skills and experience are important factors, but so is character. That's why financial companies should always carry out a Police Check on a potential employee or applicant. Fraud reports...

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Understanding safety in Australia's growing Gig Economy

Posted by National Crime Check on 02/02/2021

If you haven't heard of the term 'Gig Economy' before, you're not alone. It's not a term that is often used outside of the industry. However, you've likely familiar with a fair few Gig Economy companies such as Uber and Airtasker, who have taken over entire industries in a matter...

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Why small businesses need identity verification

Posted by National Crime Check on 08/12/2020

Small businesses account for almost 98% of Australia’s total businesses. They account for 35% of Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employ 44% of Australia’s workforce (according to Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s Small Business Counts Report 2019). Small businesses truly are the backbone of the Australian economy....

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Hiring in the aged care sector

Posted by National Crime Check on 04/12/2020

With an ageing population and increased life expectancy comes a growing demand for aged care services in Australia. The main users of aged care services - people aged over 85 - are expected to increase at least four-fold by 2047. This will mean the aged care workforce must expand significantly...

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VOI identity verification in the remote workforce with NCC’s InstaID+

Posted by National Crime Check on 13/08/2020

National Crime Check (NCC) partnering with Finance Brokers Association of Australia Limited (FBAA), are supporting brokers with their latest safe, secure, fast and cost-effective means to identity verification. NCC is a Government accredited provider of National Police Checking Services in Australia and they are providing their services to FBAA members....

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