by Carmel Maher

Carmel Maher

For some lenders and service providers detecting synthetic identities might seem like an exercise in futility or perhaps even a lesson in fortune telling—how can they determine whether an applicant identity is real and predict future behavior when the signals …

by Carmel Maher

Carmel Maher

One of the most sophisticated synthetic identity fraud rings in U.S. history created 7,000 new identities, received 25,000 credit cards and amassed a $200 million bounty from banks between 2003 and 2013.¹ Credit card issuers aren’t the only ones caught …

by Carmel Maher

Carmel Maher

In our last post, we shared new trends developing in 2018 that transformed the traditional Black Friday kick-off to holiday shopping. Specifically, online purchasing was a popular choice for many Black Friday diehards. Did that dampen the Cyber Monday …

by Carmel Maher

Carmel Maher

Black Friday 2018 saw slower foot traffic in retail stores than in years past, but that didn’t mean merchandise wasn’t flying off the shelves—online sales hit a record high with shoppers spending $6.22 billion online, up 23.6% from last year.¹ …

by Carmel Maher

Carmel Maher

It’s that time of year again. Retail stores are advertising their Black Friday specials with many starting their sales even earlier, prompting some to refer to this popular shopping frenzy to grab deep discounts for holiday gifts as Black November.…