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Phone number for KYC

It would interest you to know that there is more to a phone number than just making and receiving calls or text messages because with the phone number of an individual, you can easily verify his/her identity.

That is, a phone number can serve as a means for identification and verification.

A business that can use this API is an Agritech company trying to onboard farmers on a platform and needs to be able to identify them or an EdTech company that wants to onboard users belonging to various categories to help facilitate their learning.

This API caters for the bottom of the pyramid who may not have some other government issued means of identification and provides reliable and updated information from the lookup.

With this service from Dojah, you are assured that the phone number exists, is reachable and can be traced to an owner.

How it works

With the phone number of an individual, you can get the following details:

  • MSISDN (Mobile Station Integrated Services Digital Network); the phone number that identifies a device during calls or data sessions
  • First, Last names
  • Email
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Gender
  • Profession
  • NIN
  • Height
  • Picture

Which are some of the most basic details needed to know your customer. This means that with just a phone number, you can onboard users easily and seamlessly.

And if you are wondering if this is a good fit for your use case, you can try this API out in the sandbox environment after you sign up on the app and get a response just as in the documentation.

You can also follow us here on medium, on twitter, linkedin and check out our website for more information and if you would like to discuss further with us, please reach out via mail to support@dojah.io

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