OFAC and KYC Loom Large for Financial Institutions

 In the alphabet soup of government agencies, OFAC looms large for financial institutions. Sometimes considered one of “the most powerful yet unknown" government agencies, the Office of Foreign Assets Control—a part of the Treasury Department—enforces economic and trade sanctions in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy. Simply put, many bad actors attempt to realize their plans via financial…

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Know Your Customer with Personator World – Cloud-Based Identity Resolution and Verification Engine

By Kevin Ubay-Ubay, Sales EngineerPersonator World is Melissa's new powerful cloud based web service that gives a simple and single way to clean and verify your contact data globally. This service leverages our experience in name, phone, address & email validation to provide comprehensive contact checking and combines high quality identity level verification. Some examples of where our new web…

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Verify National ID like SSN with Personator

by Michael Johnson, Sales Engineer Personator has never yielded the crown of contact verification, and that is no accident.  Personator is the quintessential contact verification service.  Nowhere else can you find a fast, no maintenance, easy-to-use web service that will give you a level of certainty your data is not only good, but that it is correct.  One of our newest…

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Looking for Someone? Try our New Personator Search

Personator Search is a new cloud based solution provided by Melissa that allows users to retrieve multiple verified contact records based on an input address, name, phone, or email. With this service, power users can easily parse through multiple individuals at a single address, multiple individuals with the same name, and more to get precisely the record they are looking…

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How to Know Customers Are Who They Say They Are

In 2015 alone, 62% of companies were targets of payment fraud. As customers increasingly conduct their financial affairs online and via mobile devices, risk management and fraud prevention become more and more difficult. So, how do you know customers are who they say they are?Short of reaching through the computer, tablet, or smartphone screen and verifying a customer with your…

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Melissa’s Improvements in Dynamics CRM

Dirty data, in all forms, is bad for business. Here at Melissa, our primary concern is cleansing it from all of your platforms, including Microsoft Dynamics® CRM. Melissa currently offers many solutions for Dynamics CRM in order to combat problems with bad data.   We offer the Personator® solution in order to cleanse and enrich your U.S. and Canadian data.…

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Melissa Data: Your Friend in Brand Integrity

Ross: Every week, the TV Guide comes to Chandler and Joey's apartment. What name appears on the address label?Rachel: Oh! Chandler gets it! It's Chandler Bing!Monica: No!Ross: I'm afraid the TV Guide comes to "Chanandelor Bong."Monica: I knew that! Rachel! Use your head!Chandler: Actually, it's Miss Chanandelor Bong.FRIENDS Season 4, Episode 12 Bad Contact Data isn't new - it has created…

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Connecting All Points for Correct, Current and Complete Data

Maintaining the most complete and up-to date customer information available will help you stay competitive, cut costs, and drive growth. So, how do you go about doing this? Many would say to use contact data validation, however, we have found that, that is not enough. A more complete data verification process is needed for true data quality. For example, you…

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