bronID uses fuzzy matching techniques when screening for PEPs, Sanctions, and Watch List. Fuzzy matching involves identifying potential matches that may not be exact, such as when comparing segments of text. This is necessary because the individuals being screened may not precisely match the entities listed on the PEPs, Sanctions, and Watch Lists, such as the difference between "John Citizen" and "Jon Citizen".
There are several common reasons why an individual may match a PEPs, Sanctions, or Watch List:
- The individual appears directly on a PEPs, Sanctions, or Watch List.
- The submitted name is an alias or alternative name for the individual.
- The individual is a relative or associate of someone listed on a PEPs, Sanctions, or Watch List.
- The individual is associated with an entity listed on a PEPs, Sanctions, or Watch List.
- The individual has a similar name to another individual listed on a PEPs, Sanctions, or Watch List.
If bronID identifies an individual as a potential match on a PEPs, Sanctions, or Watch List, it is important to verify if it is a false positive. Follow these steps to check for false positives in bronID:
- Open the list accordion by clicking on the downward arrow.
- Review the data provided by bronID to assess whether the individual aligns with your definition of a PEP or a sanctioned individual.