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  1. Kevin King

    Identity fraud detection: Untangling first-party fraud and synthetics

     |  By Kevin King

    Brandon opens a new credit card account. He begins making purchases, racking up significant debt, never pays his bill and can’t be located by the credit issuer when they attempt to collect on the account. Is this first-party fraud—a standard …


  1. ID Analytics

    Top 3 synthetic identity webcast questions

     |  By ID Analytics

    ID Analytics recently hosted a webcast, where we discussed trends in the evolution of synthetic identity fraud and advancements being made to address this rising threat. During the live presentation, we received questions from attendees regarding the new electronic Consent …

  2. ID Analytics

    Alternative data recognized by five federal agencies, an ID Analytics viewpoint

     |  By ID Analytics

    Earlier this week, five federal financial regulatory agencies issued a joint statement on the use of alternative data in underwriting by banks, credit unions, and non-bank financial firms. These agencies noted several benefits alternative data may provide to consumers, such …

  3. Carmel Maher

    Will synthetics be a grinch who stole Christmas this Black Friday?

     |  By Carmel Maher

    ‘Twas the night before Black Friday and as retailers were preparing for the masses, synthetic identities were slipping past lenders’ fraud defenses…

    The holiday shopping season is upon us and 2019 retail sales are predicted to mark the first-ever trillion-dollar …

  4. Kevin King

    Is identity fraud becoming a leading economic indicator?

     |  By Kevin King

    Economists continue to debate whether the next recession is around the corner or several years off. In recent months, ID Analytics has observed an interesting trend – fraudsters appear to be behaving as if the economy is already in a …