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An A-to-Z Guide: How Synthetic Identity Fraud Works – and How to Fight It

An A-to-Z Guide: How Synthetic Identity Fraud Works – and How to Fight It

Synthetic Identity Fraud is growing in both scope and complexity. As your fraud protection efforts succeed in some areas of your business, fraudsters are devising new ways to penetrate your defenses. 
Do you understand the concepts of Bust Out Fraud, Data Furnishing, and Piggybacking? These are just some of the new techniques that fraudsters are using to exploit the holes in your fraud defenses. 
Download the eBook "Synthetic Identities: Are You Chasing Invisible Footprints?" 
This insightful eBook illustrates the aggressive techniques that fraudsters are using and answers questions such as: 

  • What are the six major factors driving the growth in Synthetic Identity Fraud? 
  • How are synthetic identities used? 
  • What are Bust Out Fraud, Data Furnishing, and Piggybacking, and how do they work?

Perhaps more importantly, what are the state-of-the-art strategies used to fight these increasingly sophisticated fraud techniques?

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