Recent media attention regarding the potentially fraudulent handling of sensitive
personal information has caused heightened concern from consumers, businesses, and
legislators. Providers of this sensitive information (global information solution
companies such as Experian, Equifax and Transunion) require performance of a "Business
Verification" or "Physical Site Inspection" prior to providing this sensitive personal
Business Verifications and Physical Site Inspections help information sellers ensure
that sensitive information is maintained and distributed in a safe and secure environment
by buyers. Successful Business Verifications indicate that the potential buyers
of the information have a legitimate and permissible purpose for access and use
of the data, and intend to use the information in a manner consistent with the requirements
of state and federal laws and appropriate business practices.
In the past, field verifications were often conducted by the Reseller of the information,
or by an agent hired by the Reseller. Companies like Experian and professional associations
such as NAPBS (National Association of Professional Background Screeners) have recently
standardized the verification process and now require that Business Verifications
are performed by independent certified agencies such as TrendSource, Inc.
Should you have any additional questions about a Business Verification or Physical
Site Inspection scheduled to be completed at your business, please contact the Credit
Bureau from whom you have requested the information or service.
If you are a reseller for Experian, Transunion or Equifax and would like to order Business Verifications, Physical Site Inspections or
inquire about other services provided by TrendSource, Inc., please click here