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Database Verifications

A Database Verification answers the question "Do authoritative or issuing databases corroborate provided user data?".

For a list of supported information fields and what countries and coverage we have, visit our database coverage map

US Specific Database Verification Checks

Persona utilizes algorithmic processes (i.e. fuzzy matching) to determine the mathematical similarity between two pieces of information. This allows for the passing of near matches, which avoids unnecessary failures if the individual inputs an accidental typo or, in the case of name, a nickname (e.g. “Mike” instead of “Mikey”). For example, a date of birth of 12/15/1990 would partially against a birthdate of 12/14/1990.

Verification Check Slug

Check Name

Check Type

Description

database_identity_comparison

Identity

Fraud

Detect if the identity matches a record in the authoritative or issuing databases

International Specific Database Verification Checks

For database verifications outside of the US, each piece of information submitted like name or birthdate is matched against the record returned from the source database, and Persona returns three possible match results for each piece of information as separate checks:

  1. None: The information did not match.
  2. Partial: The property matched, but did not match exactly.
  3. Full: The information matched exactly.

For more information about configuring the minimum match requirement for each piece of information, please contact us.

Verification Check Slug

Check Name

Check Type

Description

database_address_comparison

Address

Fraud

Detect if the address matches a record in the authoritative or issuing databases

database_birthdate_comparison

Birthdate

Fraud

Detect if the birthdate matches a record in the authoritative or issuing databases

database_name_comparison

Name

Fraud

Detect if the name matches a record in the authoritative or issuing databases

database_phone_number_comparison

Phone Number

Fraud

Detect if the phone number matches a record in the authoritative or issuing databases

database_social_security_number_comparison

Identification Number

Fraud

Detect if the identification number matches a record in the authoritative or issuing databases

Database Verification Checks

These checks are processed regardless of the region for the authoritative database

Verification Check Slug

Check Name

Check Type

Description

database_address_deliverable_detection

Deliverable address

User action required

Detect if the address is deliverable.

database_address_residential_detection

Residential address

User action required

Detect if the address is residential.

database_inquiry_comparison

Inquiry comparison

Fraud

Compare if previously claimed attributes like name or birthdate are inconsistent with what was submitted to the authoritative database

database_po_box_detection

PO box

User action required

Detect if the address is a PO box.