When a death occurs in England or Wales there is a legal requirement to register the event with the GRO (General Register Office) within 5 days. Deaths are then entered on the Death Index, a UK directory of mortalities.
Accurate mortality information is invaluable to many companies and the Death Index database is utilised by many within our core sectors for a variety of purposes.
Tracing an individual who transpires to be deceased is a waste of time and money. Searching the Death Index prior to engaging in in-depth enquiries can avoid this.
Impersonation of the Deceased (IOD) fraud is one of the fastest growing identity theft crimes in the UK. Searching Death Index records as part of the identity check process allows our clients to flag potential fraud.
Targeting deceased persons, in marketing campaigns, can reflect badly on your brand, cause distress to relatives and could even enable fraud. Screening your data for mortalities demonstrates an ethical approach to marketing.
Access to the Death Records on a stand alone basis is a standard feature within our online tracing tool - Tracesmart Corporate.
Our proprietary mortality screening system – Deathscreen – calls upon more recent GRO Death Index data and the Halo (also known as Mortascreen) file from Millennium. Our unique two-tiered system allows Deathscreen to match mortalities by subject name and date of birth, as well as by subject name and last known address. Access to Deathscreen is available through our identity check tool, data cleansing system and people tracing solution.