Identity verification is an essential part of the gaming industry. The online gaming industry is required by law to verify the age of their customers when they are not present. Preventing fraud and minors from using age restricted video games must be top priorities for the gaming industry. This presents an opportunity to introduce comprehensive identity verification solutions into existing systems to meet these goals.
Gaming companies have a duty to ensure that the users in their systems are legitimate and protect the personally identifiable information (PII) of their users. There is an increase in scamming occurring in many online gaming platforms, where cybercriminals gain access to user accounts and steal their identity information. For many users, this can be detrimental.
These scammers can also gain access to legitimate user identity information, causing an increase in identity theft and fraud through video game platforms. Deploying identity verification solutions can help mitigate these risks and prevent fraud by detecting identity, device, location and activity-based fraud.