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What Businesses Can Do About a Trillion-Dollar Fraud Problem

Posted by Sunil Madhu on Aug 22, 2017 10:42:32 AM

Data breaches happen every day. Astonishingly, over nine times the population of the United States’ data was stolen in 2016 alone. Data breaches affect not only merchants but large-scale financial institutions like banks, credit card companies and credit bureaus that store a lot of information about consumers. It now costs about $4 on average to buy someone’s stolen identity data and mere hours of trolling people’s social media exhaust to learn enough to commit fraud. Fraud costs trillions of dollars to world economies annually. For consumers whose identity data has been stolen, the impact on their lives can vary from being a nuisance to financial and emotional trauma.

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Topics: Authentication, fraud prevention, digital identity

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Our team is constantly sharing what we've learned from years of security, financial technology, fraud risk mitigation and identity verification.  Here, we share our latest thinking that elates to everything in and around Socure, the financial technology industry, KYC, AML, CIP, Fraud and Compliance! 

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