What does Real ID provide in an ID verification check?
We are constantly improving and evolving our ID verification algorithms to
ensure the lowest friction as well as the highest accuracy for you and
However, not fraud tool is a silver bullet and we need to let you know
what an ID check includes and does not include.
Our Machine Learning algorithms are trained on thousands of examples of
known IDs and that number is growing every day. Our checks include, but
are not necessarily limited to the below:
What an ID check provides:
Series of automated A.I. fraud checks against submitted photos which may
include (depending on the document type & issuing government)
- Font analysis
- Photo editing detection
- Metadata verification
- Barcode validation if the feature is enabled
Optical character recognition of the address, name, date of birth, and
other fields present on the document
- Check against known fraud patterns from other ID submissions
Best effort ID & headshot photo comparison checks if the feature is
What an ID check does not provide:
Integrate with government entities that issue identification documents to verify the presence of the document in their system
Perform social media lookups or credit bureau checks for records of the submitted identities
- Perform home or business address
lookups to verify the validity of the address extracted from the document
You can think of Real ID as a highly trained virtual bouncer, it can visually scan an identity document and compare it with the given headshot of the customer for a quick and reliable way of verifying the customer's identity.
For more information, please refer to our Terms of Service.