Are there software providers that can assist with screening for fraudulent vendors? I'm looking for screening tools for healthcare organizations; we are in the higher education sector. We TIN match all our vendors with the IRS, but should we do more?


Vendor verification is very important to avoid fraud. Along with the TIN check, AP checks should include several additional items; see Vendor Due Diligence: Verifying New Vendor Legitimacy.

As for services to help, here is a short list from 2013. There are very likely other services; for example, we believe Equifax and Dunn & Bradstreet offer vendor validation services, including OFAC SDN checks.

• Action Investigations, P.O. Box 52742 New Orleans, LA 70152, 800-348-5690
• American DataBank Group, 820 Sixteenth Street 8th Floor, Denver, CO 80202, 303-573-1130
• BSI, 4250 Drinkwater Boulevard, Ste 210, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, 480 421 5099
• CARCO Group, Inc., 17 Flowerfield Industrial Park St., James, NY 11780, 800-969-2272
• ChoicePoint, 1000 Alderman Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30005, 800-279-7710
• International Business Research, Inc., 92 Nassau Street 3rd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08542, 609-683-1100
• Kroll, Inc., 900 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022, 212-593-1000
• Moody International, LLC, 1470 Ben Sawyer Blvd Suite 9, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, 843-416-1085
• Pinnacle Professional Services, P.S., 5805 East Sharp Avenue Suite 2, Spokane Valley, WA 99212, 800-955-5306
• Global Risk Management Solutions, 660 Newport Center Drive Suite 650, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949-759-8500

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