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Pew Reveals What Americans Know About Cybersecurity...

Turns out, Americans still don’t know much about CyberSecurity. That’s according to new research from the Pew Data Center, which conducted a cybersecurity knowledge...

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E-commerce fraud rates spike 33% in 2016...

Has the EMV liability shift caused e-commerce fraud to increase 33% in 2016? According to Experian data, CNP fraud increased with Florida, Delaware, Oregon...

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Experian is recognized as a leading fraud solution pro...

Experian is recognized as a leading security solution provider for fraud and identity solutions in order to protect customers and financial...

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What is your acceptable fraud rate?...

Looking at true fraud rate I’ve talked with many companies over the years about their fraud problems. Most have a genuine desire to operate...

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An Apple Pay solution that keeps fraud away...

Apple Pay fraud solution Apple Pay is here and so are increased fraud exposures, confirmed losses, and customer experience challenges among card issuers. The exposure associated with the provisioning of credit and debit cards to the Apple Pay application was in time expected as fraudsters are the first group to...

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Is your front door locked against fraud?...

Reputational impact of fraud It’s all over the news. Hackers are compromising personal information and using that to access customer accounts. It’s critical that organizations have technology in place to distinguish valid customers from fraudsters as quickly as possible. The impact of fraud on the customer relationship requires more elaborate...

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Definition of Existing Account Fraud...

By: Kennis Wong On the surface, it’s not difficult to define existing account fraud. Obviously, it is fraud perpetrated against an existing account. But the way I see it, existing account fraud can be broken down into four types. The first type is account takeover fraud, which is what...

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Identity Theft in the Sunshine States...

By: Kristan Frend I was recently pleased to see that the state I reside in, Minnesota finished in the bottom third of a state ranking.  Luckily the rankings weren’t about overall health (#6), high school graduation (#3), or SAT scores (#2); instead it was the Federal Trade Commission’s state identity...

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New forms of small business identity theft...

By: Kristan Frend According to the 2011 Identity Theft Assistance Center Outlook (ITAC), new forms of small business identity theft are emerging. This shouldn’t be a surprise that criminals view small business accounts as a lucrative funding source. What is surprising is that the ‘new’ form of small business identity...

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Consumer participation in fraud management – part 2...

By: Kennis Wong In the last entry, I mentioned that consumers’ participation in protecting their own identity information is an important aspect of an identity theft prevention program to minimize fraud loss.  Large financial institutions are starting to take charge in educating their customers, but others are having a...

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Consumer participation in fraud management – part 1...

By: Kennis Wong As a fraud management professional, naturally I am surrounded by fraud prevention topics and other professionals in the field all the time.  Financial, ecommerce, retail, telecommunication, government and other organizations are used to talking about performance, scoring models, ROI, false-positives, operational efficiency, customer satisfaction trade-off, loss...

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Children’s Social Security numbers used in new f...

Quite a scary new (although in some ways old) form of identity theft in the headlines recently. Here’s a link to the article, which talks about how children’s dormant Social Security numbers are being found and sold by companies online under the guise of CPN’s – aka credit profile numbers...

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