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Tax Form Management Clients: Exciting Platform Enhancements for the 2016 Tax Year

Over the next 12 months, Tax Form Management (TFM) clients will see some major enhancements to their platform! Starting September 28th, Equifax will start rolling out phase one of its initiative to provide more value to Tax Form Management clients and enhance their overall user experience. Phase I: Self-Service Configuration Manager This year, TFM clients [Read More…]

Curtailing Revenue Loss from Identity Fraud

Fraudulent account activity and identity fraud are both significant drains to today’s business resources. In the era of online and mobile commerce, it’s more important than ever for companies to make sure business transactions are being done with a real person and with the right person. Yet, many intrusive verification processes end up creating customer abandonment or delaying [Read More…]

Deciphering Multi-Layered Identity Proofing Strategies

Fraudsters are a smart group. With each fraud prevention method that’s introduced, they figure out ways to work around it. Organizations must be careful when using technologies that fraudsters may have compromised, but that doesn’t mean throwing everything out and starting from scratch. Equifax fraud expert, Gasan Awad, recently blogged about this for the RSA [Read More…]

Synthetic ID Fraud Is Not a Fictional Threat

The growth of synthetic identity fraud shows few signs of slowing. Data breaches, social media mining, phishing and other schemes have given fraudsters easy access to the consumer data used to build synthetic, or false, IDs. But there are good solutions out there to help organizations to fight back against synthetic ID fraud. These solutions detect and monitor behavioral patterns early [Read More…]

Learn About Our House at PHADA 2016

Join Equifax May 22-24 at the 2016 PHADA convention at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas where we will be highlighting our latest insights that equip Housing Agencies with verified income and employment data to improve rental integrity results. The Work Number® database, owned by Equifax, is the largest central source of consolidated employment and income [Read More…]

When is “Knowledge-Based” not Assured Authentication?

Knowledge based authentication (KBA) has been declared dead many times over the past few years.  But what is KBA and what exactly is the problem?  KBA is a term that has been used too generically across the identity universe and different providers get away with using the term to refer to vastly different levels of [Read More…]

Pattern Detection and Data Anaytics Play a Vital Role in Fraud Management

Most organizations are no stranger to the concept of data analytics and behavioral patterns to detect fraud. After all, those sorts have analytics have been applied to internal data and transaction monitoring systems for years. However, the ability to spot fraud patterns is often limited only to what can be detected within the organizations’ walls. Fraud experts agree [Read More…]

Tips to Detect and Deter Fraud during Customer Acquisition

ATLANTA, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) has issued several resources to help organizations combat the elusive and increasingly expensive problem of fraud during customer acquisition. The resources describe current fraud scenarios, the background and methods most commonly used to commit this type of fraud, and outline best practices to detect and deter [Read More…]

Patient ID Matching: Finding John Doe

Equifax VP of Healthcare Strategy and Business Development, Michael Nelson, was recently quoted in Journal of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), a leading healthcare professional association, discussing solutions to help improve patient ID matching. Nelson discusses how identity matching is solved in other industries that have multiple interactions with consumers – such as financial services or telecommunications. [Read More…]