A New Consumer Initiative
IdentityNumber.org is an online initiative offering consumers access to free online identity verification services. Our initiative is aimed at providing consumers access to a useful service for the purposes of fraud identification and prevention. Be sure you know the identity of the person you are dealing with and protect yourself against falling prey to unscrupulous individuals.
Who We Are
Identity Number.org is part of the Identity Verification Network, a network aimed at providing users access to a real-time service in identity verification. We provide a platform where users can make use of our services in order to prevent fraud or for investigation or verification purposes.
Established in 2013, Identity Number.org released a free public service where users can verify the validity of South African identity numbers. Our new service do not provide users with access to personal identifiable information, but will verify the validity of an identity number based on the provided name, surname and algorithm used by the Department of Home Affairs in issuing identity numbers.
We believe that IdentityNumber.org is an important tool for all consumers in South Africa, and abroad, in a society where innocent victims are constantly being targeted by criminals making use of stolen identities. Although this service will not eradicate identity theft, it may be useful in preventing it and minimizing losses arising from these type of offences.
Behind the scenes
Our service consists of a large number of data sets from fellow members. Making use of validation techniques, physical verification against previously verified identities, proper coding and state of the art hardware, software & security measures, we offer consumers access to South Africa's first free and fastest online identity verification service!
The Identity Verification Network was launched as a single service offering identity verification services to consumers and businesses.
The Identity Verification Network launched its first online initiative for corporate, retail, banking, finance, security, law enforcement and insurance institutions in verifying identities in real-time.
The Identity Number.org initiative was launched and discussions, planning and programming started in co-operation with a number of role-players.
The Identity Number.org initiative was launched publicly, but only opened its online portal officially in January 2013 to the general public.