What does it check?
This is a search to see whether an individual appears on the Cifas national and internal fraud databases.
This search is only available to members of Cifas or third parties (such as recruitment agencies) who are requesting the search on behalf of a Cifas member.
The internal fraud database contains details of job applicants and employees known to have committed fraud in the workplace such as bribery and corruption, theft of personal and/or commercial data, customer account fraud and application fraud (including fake qualifications).
The national fraud database record instances of actual and attempted fraud against firms supplying services to consumers such as financial and utility providers. Additionally, details of actual or potential victims of identity fraud are also recorded. Hundreds of thousands of records are added every year to the database.