Fraud Prevention Blog

Analog Identity Theft is a Bigger Problem than Digital Identity Theft

Posted by Sean Trundy on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 02:17 PM

When it comes to assessing your risk of identity theft and fraud, being digitally compromised in a major, headline-news-style data breach is not your only threat.

Media stories focus on huge data breaches such as the Equifax data loss in 2017 which compromised more than 140 million Americans’ personal data. In fact, data theft reached record levels in 2017, with over 1,500 reported incidents of hacking that exposed around 180 million records.

Topics: identity theft, ID authentication, fraud prevention, counterfeit detection

IMPORTANT NEWS:  MasterCard UV Security Features

Posted by Sean Trundy on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 @ 09:10 AM

Several weeks ago, we began getting calls from a few clients asking us whether specific versions of MasterCard payment cards had omitted the use of the UV security feature on their card-stock. After receiving maybe half a dozen of these calls, we began trying to learn more about this.

Topics: credit card, counterfeit news, ID authentication, counterfeit detection

Compliance & Fraud Prevention in Remote Onboarding for Banks

Posted by Sean Trundy on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 07:29 AM

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Remote Banking
Mobile Client Onboarding is the Next Frontier
Mobile Identity Authentication
Known Fraudster Checks

Topics: mobilverify, identity authentication, ID authentication, ID authentication app, fraud prevention

Why AAMVA Verification is not a foolproof ID Authentication method

Posted by Stephanie Cho on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 01:07 PM

A criminal that has your information can take over your life in a variety of different ways: he could take out a loan in your name, he could empty your bank account, or he could even rent a car and simply not return it, leaving you with the bill. The possible uses of a stolen identity are varied and numerous to the savvy thief, but before he can truly put the stolen identity to use, he’ll need to have a physical identification card ready in order to ‘prove’ his identity whenever it is questioned. And thanks to the REAL ID Act, ‘proving’ his identity may have gotten a bit easier…

Topics: authenticating driver's licenses, counterfeit ID, ID Verification, ID authentication, counterfeit