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Adverse Media Screening

In order to identify hazards signalling a party’s possible involvement in suspected criminal conduct that might result in financial, reputational, or other sorts of risks to your firm, adverse media screening is an essential component of customer or third-party due diligence operations.

When the media reports negatively on your candidate, it says a lot about them.

With an online Adverse Media, PEP, and Sanctions check, you can define, comprehend, and manage the hiring risks.

Examining adverse media sources reveals the following

  • Involvement in terrorism financing
  • A history of financial crime
  • Appearing on a sanctions list, past or present
  • Accusations of fraud
  • Involvement with cybercrime
  • A history of violent or sexual crimes
  • Human trafficking

Frequently Asked Questions

Adverse media, often known as negative news, is unfavourable material that may be obtained in several sources of reference. It is typically understood to include accusations made public by news organisations and other media that cover convictions for, or suspected participation in, money-laundering, corruption, sanctions exposure, threat funding, or other illegal activities.

In order to identify potential risks, make educated decisions during onboarding and ongoing monitoring, and adhere to laws and regulations, it is crucial that your organisation has access to high-quality adverse media content, both structured and unstructured. This will allow you to move your business forward with confidence.

If the candidate has been linked to any illegal conduct, such as fraud, terrorism, or trafficking, or if they have been mentioned in the press in an unfavourable light, the adverse media check will reveal this.

It’s crucial for a company’s image, culture, and brand to find a new hire who has a solid background to represent them. An organisation would be wise to familiarise itself with the candidate’s prior writings and public statements.

Negative media checks are especially vital for executive and leadership positions in any organisation. Anyone whose job will be scrutinised by consumers, analysts, or the media might be considered a public figure.

Data providers who give sanctions, politically exposed individuals (PEPs), and watch-list data set inclusion criteria for their data, however there are some sorts of occurrences that do not meet these criteria and hence require additional screening via adverse media.

Beyond the typical list-based screening sources that focus on either financially motivated crimes or PEPs, utilising additional open-source web data for unfavourable media will provide you an even more in-depth assessment of risk.

Therefore, a wide range of reputational risk concerns relating to an individual or organisation could go unnoticed if you don’t filter against live unfavourable media.

A check on a person’s or organization’s participation in money laundering, financing terrorism, financial fraud, or other illegal behaviour is done via adverse media search. They pinpoint links between an individual or group and a crime. By providing the name of the person or business being examined, these checks may be conducted without revealing identities. The outcome will reveal any criminal activity and offer guidance on what to do next.


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Our examiners are fully accredited and members of several Polygraph Associations.

We all use the latest technology and digital instruments. We have been vetted to the highest levels, worked with national and international intelligence services and can undertake the most sensitive investigations in a discreet and totally confidential manner.

We charge from £395 all inclusive at our office in Manchester, but by request we also offer our services at any other location of your choice.

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