South Africans can now run nationwide identity verifications and online criminal record checks via a digital portal.

South Africans now have the convenient option to conduct a nationwide online criminal record check through a digital portal. Businesses and individuals across South Africa can easily perform criminal record checks online using only an ID number as a reference, thanks to HURU, a user-friendly online portal.

Through a strategic partnership with Postnet and Jetline, HURU offers fingerprint capture terminals nationwide. No bookings are required, and fingerprints are cross-referenced with the SAPS and The Department of Home Affairs. Utilising ultra-secure digital consent, fingerprints can be employed to verify criminal background and personal. This information can also be shared with potential employers and recruiters.

HURU is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa, making it a completely paperless system from start to finish. What will you need to get the process of an online criminal record check going? To capture your fingerprints, you’ll need a valid ID or Passport, and you can locate your nearest Postnet or Jetline store on our platform. Requesting a criminal record or identity verification requires your ID Number or Passport Number and your result will be emailed to you, or you can access reports on our online portal.

Daniel Shefer, a co-founder of HURU, emphasises the overdue accessibility to a criminal record check with ID number in the South African market.

“We’re excited to open up the ability to do online criminal record checks for everyone. Our technology is accessible to all South Africans. With security being top of mind for all of us, it’s important that we make use of these advancements – not only for convenience but also for safety.

“We’re all so consumed with paying a fortune on security to keep criminals out of our homes and businesses that we forget about those to whom we may be opening our doors every day. We truly believe that by rolling out national capture locations, an easy-to-use platform, and innovative verification technology, we can help companies reduce staff turnover and give homeowners peace of mind about their personal safety.”

HURU’s innovative verification technology is suitable for professionals across various industries, from recruiters and HR managers to educators and healthcare providers. High employee turnover is a significant risk for South African businesses, and HURU aims to address this by offering continuous verification features. Once fingerprints are captured, companies can schedule regular verifications at predetermined intervals.

HURU’s service isn’t just for corporates, though – individuals can also request a criminal record check online.

According to recent reports, 77% of burglaries are traced back to an inside job. Homeowners now have the ability to easily confirm identities and do a verification and criminal record check with an ID number of any employee or contractor who enters their home. HURU’s marketplace model allows users to log in and pay for verification and online criminal record checks on an ad-hoc basis.

As approved resellers of Afiswitch, every HURU verification and criminal record check online is exceptionally accurate and secure. With over 15 years of experience in verification, software engineering, and technology, the HURU team has crafted a powerful product for all South Africans to safeguard themselves and their businesses. This ensures that all South Africans can safeguard themselves and their businesses effectively with an online criminal record check.

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