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Social media is a gold mine for fraudsters

Visa survey shows 58 percent of consumers are aware of sharing information that could put them at risk. A surprising number of consumers are sharing personally identifiable information via social media platforms to include phone numbers, addresses, mother’s maiden name and even their Social Security Number. It has also been shown that social media users

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Organized cybercriminals use web services to create false scanned documents

Less than $10 can purchase a scan of a false passport, driver’s license, or credit card with online delivery within seconds. Cyber criminals take false identities to a new level through do-it-yourself websites selling scans of fake passports, ID cards, utility bills, and credit cards that fraudsters purchase and use to commit identity fraud. Read

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France, Russia and UK Lead Increase of Card Fraud in Europe

According to data from FICO and Euromonitor International, card fraud losses increased 6 percent in 2012 from 2011 while 80 percent of this increase came from Russia, France and the United Kingdom. Read More

 
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Largest Credit Card Fraud Scheme Uncovered by U.S. Justice Department Highlights Importance of Authentication in Preventing Identity Fraud

A fourth defendant plead guilty in early August to his participation in an identity fraud scam where over 7,000 false identities were created being used to obtain credit cards and lines of credit and ultimately causing $200 million dollars in fraud losses. Lack of proper identity authentication checks allowed the fraudsters to reuse addresses and

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Javelin Finds Number of U.S. Identity Fraud Victims Increased by 1 Million in 2012

According to a recent study by Javelin Strategy & Research, the number of identity fraud victims in the United States increased by more than 1 million from 2011 to 2012 while the total dollar amount stolen grew by nearly $3 million. Read More

 
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Eleven Florida Identity Tax Return Fraud Ring Members Arrested

Tax refund fraud is a growing crime that costs the federal government billions each year. Eleven members of an identity fraud ring responsible for millions in fraudulent tax refunds were recently arrested in South Florida, an area where identity theft and tax refund fraud are significantly higher than the national average. Read More

 
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U.S. and Canadian Authorities Arrest Members of Identity Theft and Card Fraud Rings

Canada’s Regional Fraud Bureau along with Canadian police departments and the U.S. Secret Service carried out a raid on suspected identity fraud rings which resulted in five arrests, over 300 fraud-related charges as well as the confiscation of equipment used for making counterfeit cards and hundreds of thousands of dollars in counterfeit U.S. currency. Read

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Call Center Agent Copied Customer Card Details, Made Purchases Online

Published on June 3, 2012, by in Case Studies.

A call center employee working in the UK was arrested after copying credit card information provided to him by customers over the phone which he later used to attempt fraudulent purchases. Read More

 
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