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Fraudsters Are Switching From Manipulated ID'S To Synthetic ID'S

November 14, 2018

Fraudsters Are Switching From Manipulated ID'S To Synthetic ID'S

Despite the fact that the advancement in the technologies is leading to a good level of security and safety of the customers online but still there are problems. The fact of the matter is that the data which is sold to create the synthetic IDs can be obtained easily. It means that the work that has to be done to make sure that the data is obtained is low. The deep and the dark web is full of companies that are offering such data and the authorities are not even close to capturing such criminals.

The names, addresses, and date of births can be obtained easily and can be used before one is caught. There have been instances where the people have been using the synthetic IDs for years and were caught once significant damage has been done. To overcome this kind of problem it is also important that added measures are deployed to make sure that the work is done with care and perfection.

The History

This concept of synthetic IDs is not new and there have been many instances that have been recorded in the past. The info that is linked to a person also has some PII elements associated with it. These elements are manipulated as the fraudsters know how to use them.

In some cases, the data is mixed to such an extent that it allows creating an overall new identity which will further rip the safety and security that has been deployed online. The need for physical verification is very important and it all boils to the fact that cost is also added.  

Fabricated Credentials

Well, this is not the case every time as some info that is present within the synthetic IDs is perfect and matches the description of the real person. It is also important that the very nature of the credentials is thoroughly verified before the company proceeds with the account as well as the monetary transactions. If there is a doubt then the best way is the physical verification that will ease the process and will lower the risk completely.

It is also important as there are many issues which have been faced are still being faced due to synthetic IDs. There are many ways and means that can be used to falsify the info and therefore it is important that the financial institutions keep a check on all to avoid any mishap at all.

The Victims

The best part of this type of fraud is that there is no victim at all. The customers cannot be labeled as the victims as the data used is fraudulent and does not match the description of the real person. It is only the institute that is the victim as it is providing the services over the fraudulent IDs which is never recommended.

There are many reasons that could lead to this issue. First is that a thorough checking is not done and secondly the verification tools are not in place. To avoid the synthetic ID fraud the need is to keep in place the best mechanisms possible.

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