Identity verification provider ID.me has announced that more than 1 million first responders in the United States have registered for ID.me’s group verification technology, allowing them to qualify for special incentives on National First Responders Day as well as throughout the year.
First responders in the U.S. and throughout the world have been relied upon more than usual this year due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus that has swept across the globe. Various brands will sometimes offer exclusive discounts to first responders — a list that includes firefighters, emergency medical service workers, law enforcement, and dispatchers — as a show of appreciation for their services.
By using ID.me’s remote identity verification services, first responders are able to authenticate themselves in a matter of minutes, enabling them to take advantage of these offers through online channels.
“Brands have offered first responders special promotions for their demanding work for decades, but it is difficult for companies to transition that experience online,” said Blake Hall, CEO and founder of ID.me. “By securely verifying records and pertinent information in only a few minutes, ID.me makes it easy for brands to recognize first responders for their sacrifices, an aim we are honored to support.”
The process works by completing the ID.me web-based, self-service verification process, and then using one’s ID.me login (after the account has been verified) to gain access to any special discounts for which a first responder may be eligible. Once a first responder is verified, they can access special discounts year-round without the need to re-verify again.
October 28, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis