Stephen Coggeshall

As Chief Analytics and Science Officer for ID Analytics, Dr. Stephen Coggeshall has worked closely with the executive team since the company’s inception, and has been instrumental in building their initial technical team and product roadmap. Coggeshall has spent his 20-plus year career leading scientists to build practical solutions to difficult business problems using advanced analytics. Coggeshall holds a M.A., M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, and a B.A. and B.S. from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Does Less Privacy Online Increase Your Risk of Identity Fraud?

Would you trade your sensitive personal information for a cookie? Probably not? Well, that’s just what 380 New Yorkers did in a ‘Please Enable Cookies’ experiment conducted at an arts festival in Brooklyn in 2014. In a twist on the …

Identity Fraud Protection and Big Data Analytics at StampedeCon 2015

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at StampedeCon in St. Louis. StampedeCon is a national Big Data conference providing education for both novice IT professionals and big data veterans. My presentation on “Identity Fraud Protection Using …

Quick Cash, Secret Shoppers and iSchemes: Inside the World of Credit Muling

Credit Muling Scams Target Wireless Carriers

Americans sign up for thousands of new cell phones every day, and most are honest people who intend to honor their contracts. A very small number are the bad apples in the bunch, criminals …

Synthetic Identities – the New Friends and Family Plan?

Fake Families Defraud Wireless Carriers with Invented Identities

With identity theft being one of the fastest growing crimes in America,1 an increasing number of merchants are on the lookout for customers using stolen identities. However, these criminals are adapting …

Organized Fraud Rings Prey on Wireless Carriers

This post is the first in a three-part series on fraud techniques used to target wireless carries. The data collected and analyzed by ID Analytics has given us unique insight into how this type of fraud is planned and perpetrated.…