Licensing Act 2003

Under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, it is an offence for persons under 18 years to purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol. It is also an offence for anyone to purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol for someone under 18 years. Ltd conduct checks to confirm you are of legal age when purchasing alcohol.
Personal information that you provide, will be checked against public record databases, and may be disclosed to a credit reference or fraud prevention agency, which may keep a record of that information. All information provided by you will be treated securely, and strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Age Checking Case Study (March 2009)
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Customer Case Study
The Background
The Challenge
The Solution found that 192 Business Services had a wide
range of data which could fulfil their identity and age verification
needs. Obviously operating within an age restricted sector, they
need to ensure that all their customers are over the age of 18. has been fully integrated into's
operating system to ensure all customers are automatically
screened against verification databases and shared fraud alert data.
We implemented further solutions as
the years went by, culminating most
recently with Prove-ID, Address-ID and
Fraud-ID virtues. This has kept us ahead
of the competition in ensuring legal
compliance in the sale of alcohol.
Tim Francis, Managing Director
and Founder of
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1 was growing at a rapid rate
and finding that fraudsters were hitting their site
They were aware of the possibility of costly
chargebacks and wanted to establish an efficient
and reliable method of screening all their orders,
which was paramount in the growth of their
The Results are fully complying with legislation to screen against underage customers
and also stopping fraudsters from hitting their website resulting in costly chargebacks.
By using shared fraud alert data from major retailers, The can feel confident
that they are doing all they can to stop fraudsters in their tracks.
This automated, secure and modular solution ensures that our staff can instantly make a
supported decision on each transaction, without the need for time-costly manual checks such
as directory enquiries, yellow pages or other proof of address sources
Tim Francis, Managing Director
and Founder of
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retailers selling over 3,000 different drinks related items. was founded in May 1999 and has since been
growing at 200%, becoming the most visited online off licence.