Fraud Prevention: Crimes against Revenue on the Rise

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Fraud perpetrated by or on behalf of local public assistance recipients continues to be a recurring sore spot in the ability of local jurisdictions to control growing costs, and improve revenue collections and use. “Crimes against revenue” is a particular phrase used over past years by localities seeking to address this kind of public sector [Read More…]

Virginia Digital Identity Law Highlights Identity Fraud Prevention

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Trusted identity credentials, managed and provided by 3rd-party identity providers as part of trust frameworks, are extremely effective mechanisms for consumers, businesses, and government agencies to use to protect their digital assets and information from online fraud. Using these credentials, instead of the common username/password identity mechanism, helps mitigate many of the risks that hackers [Read More…]

Webinar: Digital Identity Verification for Fraud Mitigation

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Online and mobile commerce is increasing exponentially – unfortunately so is fraud based on stolen or fake identities. Combating identity-based fraud is challenging, but the key to success is a multi-phase approach − one that encompasses identity verification and big data for fraud mitigation. Join us for a complimentary webinar with Information Security Media Group: [Read More…]

Big Data Analytics & Fraud Detection at Atlanta ISMG Fraud Summit

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Andy Smith, Senior Vice President, Equifax Enterprise Fraud, will present on Big Data Analytics & Fraud Detection at the Atlanta ISMG Fraud Summit on March 24 at the St. Regis Atlanta. Smith’s presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET. As the identity and fraud threat landscape evolves, identifying vulnerabilities, as well as implementing appropriate verification and [Read More…]

Rethinking Remote ID Proofing

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It’s been over ten years since federal guidance for remote identity proofing first came about and lots of discussions are underway about what those standards should look like now. Between calls for increased online security and the death of the password, the question is what might replace the methods in place now. Paul Grassi, Senior [Read More…]

Data Privacy Helps Maintain Account Security

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The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) hosts a Data Privacy Day each year on January 28. This event highlights the importance of keeping personally-identifiable information (PII) secure – which works to prevent online fraud. According to the NCSA, six in ten small businesses (59%) say they do not require any multi-factor authentication for access to any [Read More…]

Medical Identity Theft on the Rise

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Medical identity theft and fraud are rising as more private patient data is put online without adequate security measures. Not only are patients being billed for treatments they never received, medical records are being altered in ways that can have life-threatening consequences. In the most recent survey conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center, medical identity [Read More…]

Attacking Identity Theft and Fraud with Analytics

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According to a recent study there was a increase of more than 500,000 fraud victims to 13.1 million people in 2013, the second highest number since the study began. Analytics that separate the real person from the fraudster using someone else’s name help provide maximum protection against identity theft. Our sources of credit, collections, and other private [Read More…]