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Influunt to Target Vendor Background Risk with ShieldHub

Influunt to address rising appraiser and inspector background risk and identity
theft by expanding background screening options with ShieldHub

ShieldHub, a criminal background scoring and monitoring solution for independent contractors, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Influunt (EDWOSB) as a preferred screening solution for their appraiser, agent, and inspection vendors. ShieldHub will be providing a portable background check solution that includes integrated digital identity validation and continuous monitoring.

“Influunt is a rapidly growing provider of innovative valuation and inspection services for the financial services industry,” stated Shane Copeland, CEO of ShieldHub. “We’re pleased that Influunt has expanded their background screening solution to provide an easy way for vendors to meet their contractor ID validation and criminal screening requirements. Packaged with Digital ID verification and continuous monitoring, ShieldHub easily ensures end-to-end background check compliance and simple auditing across thousands of vendors.”

“In our business you’re only as good as your vendor panel and safety of occupants is one of our and our client’s highest priorities,” said Zan James, Founder and CEO of Influunt. “Every day our vendors encounter homeowners and consumers, and it’s our mission to ensure that every interaction is safe and exceptional. We believe that identifying and screening for the best vendors from the start is key to ensuring client satisfaction. ShieldHub not only allows us to build and maintain a trusted contractor network, but we know that features like portability and shareable risk scoring are popular and part of our recruitment strategy.”

ShieldHub is a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliant criminal background-monitoring technology solution that enables a risk composite ShieldScoreTM indicator for managing risk while engaging independent contractors. Unlike periodic background checks, ShieldHub includes continuous 24/7 monitoring and alerts when an independent contractor is out of compliance with the client’s risk policy. ShieldHub assigns each user a unique anonymized ShieldIDTM (ABC#) that provides partners with evidence of risk compliance and assurance to independent contractors they have control of limiting the sharing of sensitive personal information with multiple clients or partners. Additionally, since the ShieldIDTM number is owned by the individual, for the first-time independent contractors have complete portability to share their score to any ShieldHub partner while avoiding the redundant and costly nature of multiple background checks.

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About ShieldHub

ShieldHub is dedicated to supporting safe business and personal interactions by empowering users with the information they need to monitor and assess risk.  Unlike traditional background checks, ShieldHub’s technology provides continuous criminal monitoring and scoring to ensure that our partners are never out of compliance. ShieldHub currently monitors thousands of finance industry professionals and contractors, providing a secure portable background score that can be used at any ShieldHub partner. ShieldHub’s simplified contractor and employee assessment offers a streamlined, cost-effective validation and onboarding experience. Combined with standardized data and scoring, ShieldHub offers unparalleled clarity as to the scope and accuracy of the monitoring.

About Influunt

Influunt is a leading provider of innovative valuation and property data collection services for the financial services industry. With over thirty-years of executive team experience, Influuent has built a reputation of providing out of the box solutions to today’s toughest valuation problems. As a Certified Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), we’ve made it our mission to improve the lives of our clients and vendors.  For more information visit