The tool helps instantly verify identity and criminal record via a simple WhatsApp-based flow and one gov-issued ID.
BENGALURU, Feb 26: Springworks, a Bengaluru-based HRTech startup has launched a WhatsApp-based tool – SpringVerify on WhatsApp – for users to quickly and seamlessly verify someone’s identity in a couple of minutes.
Large corporations have been running Employee Background Checks forever. But, this is the first time employers, whether in a business or household setting, will have access to a tool of this kind, right within WhatsApp, to verify who they are dealing with. This is also one of the earliest adaptations of WhatsApp to use it for Identity Verification and Crime Monitoring across the globe.
To verify someone’s identity on Whatsapp, users can just give a missed call at 080-47193400 to get started. They can also start a Whatsapp chat to verify identity through this link: https://wa.me/918431237470?text=SPRINGSTART
Commenting on this announcement, Kartik Mandaville, CEO and Founder of Springworks said, “Our mantra is – Trust, but Verify! Many people have access to their homes and apartments – think cooks, drivers, maids, nannies, etc. The main reason we’ve built SpringVerify on WhatsApp is to help you solidify trust with your house helpers.”
SpringVerify on WhatsApp integrates with the WhatsApp API and lets users share a picture of one of Pan Card/Driving License/Aadhaar Card/Voter ID Card right inside WhatsApp. The tool then verifies whether the furnished ID card is present in the government records.
Additionally, the user can share a picture or selfie of the ID holder and the tool will match that with the picture on the ID.
A check will typically cost INR 49. However, SpringVerify on WhatsApp has been made free-to-use for the first 1000 users of the tool.
SpringVerify on WhatsApp also has another unique capability to find whether the ID holder has a Court Record. The tool is able to match this with digitized court records only from courts of law across India.
“Going forward we’ll also be launching a service that will do ‘Continuous Crime Monitoring’ and notify the user if a Court Record match is found for the ID being verified, as soon as it happens”, said Anoop Suresh, VP-Business and Ops at Springworks.
SpringVerify is the Employee Background Verification product from Springworks.
“We have translated all our learning and product capabilities from having run employee background checks for 150+ enterprises and high-growth organizations over the last year into this tool and made it simpler for everyday use”, said Kartik about the origins of the WhatsApp tool.
SpringVerify on WhatsApp
SpringVerify on WhatsApp is the easiest way to verify someone’s identity. All you need is one of these four ID cards – Pan Card OR Driving License OR Aadhaar Card OR Voter ID Card and WhatsApp on your phone to verify. It’s as simple as sending a message on WhatsApp.
Why use SpringVerify on WhatsApp?
The main reason we’ve built SpringVerify on WhatsApp is to help you solidify trust with your house helpers. Our mantra is – Trust, but Verify! Many people have access to their homes and apartments – think cooks, drivers, maids, nannies, etc. The tool enables you to instantly verify their identities.
In addition, you can also choose to check their court records. The tool will guide you through the entire process.
Think of some of these other use-cases as well:
– a landlord/PG owner does a quick ID check for a potential tenant
– a restaurant quickly verifies whether a patron has a valid ID to validate their age
– Hotel staff at the reception do a quick Guest ID verification
– Restaurant owners verify their staff
– Users of marketplaces that enable p2p transactions verify each other
– Rental Services platforms quickly do a new customer KYC
This WhatsApp tool helps verify whether an ID furnished by a person is a valid, government-issued ID. It also performs a court case check for the individual being verified.
3 simple steps to use this tool:
Step 1: Send SPRINGSTART to the number +91-8431237470
Step 2: Select who you want to verify – You or Someone else
Step 3: Upload the picture of one of the four govt.-issued IDs – Pan Card OR Driving License OR Aadhaar Card OR Voter ID Card
Data and Privacy:
The chats have WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption. We delete all data within 72 hours. We keep this buffer to ensure ample time for any clarifications that might be needed around the check by the person who initiated it.
Springworks is a Bengaluru-based, revenue-funded, HRTech startup that is building tools and products for the recruiting future that will enable the Future of Work.
The 100+ employee organization has built:
SpringRole — a decentralized, verified professional profile platform,
SpringHire — a full-stack technology hiring and staffing agency,
SpringVerify — employee background check services,
SpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.