Before you start cooperation with a private entrepreneur and sign a contract for a tangible amount of money, ask the potential contractor or buyer copies of the documents confirming the right to engage in entrepreneurial activities. This is OGRN, INN, license (if activity is subject to licensing).
Abbreviation OGRN stands for "Primary state registration number of individual entrepreneur" and specified in the Certificate on the state registration of the physical person that he has given the tax authority. The document is a hologram, a protective figure, series and number, confirming the fact of entry in the Unified state register of individual entrepreneurs. The Certificate is the seal of the tax authority and the signature of the authorized person.
Check INN of the individual businessman may be carried out in any tax office or via the Internet. The acronym was stands for "taxpayer identification number". It is a document with a digital code for registration of taxpayers in the Russian Federation.
To understand what the tax office was a natural or legal person, look at the first four digits of the INN. This will be the code units of the Federal tax service. The first four digits INN the entrepreneurs operating in the same territorial district, are the same.
For more information get in tax service an extract from egrip. Database access can be free (partial data) or paid (full data), but this information is publicly available and contains a complete list of individual entrepreneurs registered in the territory of the Russian Federation. The information contained in egrip is the name, sex, nationality, date and place of birth, data of document ID and residential address and date of state registration of the physical person as IP and other information.
If instead of the statement you issued about the lack of information, it is an occasion guard. This means that the individual entrepreneur does not exist.
To check individual entrepreneur collect information from open sources. On the Internet you can find comments, complaints, or their absence, information about the business.
Have you checked all the data and is ready to sign a contract with the individual entrepreneur. Before the owner signs, check his passport. If authentication is successful, you can sign the document.