DALLAS — September 30, 2020 — GIACT®, the leader in helping companies positively identify and authenticate customers, today announced a new report,Identity Fraud in the Digital Age,developed by Javelin Strategy & Research, sponsored by GIACT, on the challenges of preventing new and emerging fraud threats and what businesses should consider in their fraud prevention strategies for the year ahead. The report details several trends associated with the accelerated movement toward digital accountsand payments, and how businesses are likely to be impacted from a fraud, risk and reputational standpoint.
“We are entering a new era of payments, identity fraud and risk,” said Melissa Townsley-Solis, co-founder and CEO at GIACT. “So much of our daily lives have transitioned to online platforms – from mortgage to insurance payments, grocery shopping and everyday transactions – that the issue of fraud now extends far beyond traditional banking products. We have seen, for example, a massive uptick in targeted businesses email compromise schemes; better, more sophisticated fictitious identities and attacks on new account openings; as well as reputational consequences for businesses whose consumers’ fall victim to fraud. Businesses need to re-evaluate their fraud prevention strategies so that as they expand their operations digitally, risk is contained, and consumers are protected.”
“The ability of fraud operators to create high-quality, detailed fictitious identities and forms of identification has made the authentication process significantly more difficult,” said John Buzzard, Lead Fraud & Security Analyst at Javelin Strategy & Research. “Businesses can no longer rely on passwords or a one-step authentication process if they want to truly reduce risk and protect customers. The issue of strengthening authentication is particularly pressing as many businesses have already had to ramp up their digital operations and move towards a more flexible, remote workforce in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The report also highlights keys to identity fraud prevention, including a new approach to authentication, consumer education and payment security.
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— via PR Newswire
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