Identity

Hidden Costs of Synthetic Identity Fraud
Identity
The Hidden Costs of Synthetic Identity Fraud

Synthetic identity fraud (SIF) schemes create identities out of real and fake personally identifiable information (PII). These schemes can be difficult to detect as they combine completely valid information with fictitious, yet established, e-mail and social media accounts, for example.

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Verifying Account Identity in the Age of Real-Time Payments
Identity
Verifying Account Identity in the Age of Real-Time Payments

NACHA, the Electronic Payments Association overseeing the ACH network, changed its Operating Rules governing account ACH payments. According to the rules, originators of WEB debit entries are required to use a “commercially reasonable fraudulent transaction detection system” to screen for fraud.

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Identity
Fraudsters Find New Bank Stomping Grounds

The good news in the world of fighting fraud and cybercrime is that, by the numbers, the battle against the thieves has been shown to be tipping toward the white hats. As GIACT EVP David Barnhardt noted in a recent conversation with Karen Webster, overall fraud dropped 15 percent between 2017 and 2018.

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