The PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of 12 requirements to secure and protect customer payment data. Among these requirements are recommendations for screening of individuals with access to customer payment data, for example those who take credit card payments via telephone or handle numerous debit/credit card slips.

The checks that should be performed are recommendations rather than requirements, however a recognised “best practice” package is:

  • Basic criminal disclosure;
  • Credit check (including six year address history, electoral roll, CCJ, administration orders, insolvencies and voluntary arrangements);
  • ID verification;
  • Employment verification (last two employers).

If you would like more information on our employment screening services and advice on which one is right for your organisation, please contact us on either 0845 643 1145 or