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Impersonation Fraud

Impersonation Fraud is a fraud based on assuming an innocent victim’s genuine personal data. Criminals can obtain identity information from a physical sources such as mailboxes or trash, but are increasingly preferring online sources such as social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn).

By using genuine personal data fraudsters evade the practice mandated by KYC regulations of checking applicants’ data against identity verification and screening services.

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