There are a number of checks that can provide a licensee with a reasonable degree of assurance as to the authenticity of the applicant. They include:

(a) Telephone contact with the applicant on an independently verified home or business number;
(b) With the customer's consent, contacting an employer to confirm employment, via phone through a listed number or in writing; and
(c) Salary details appearing on recent bank statements.
October 2010