Identity and Fraud

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Three-month Council Tax fraud analysis recovers more than £...

Posted on Apr 18 2016 by
Arun District Council wanted a quick, straightforward and cost-effective solution to accurately gauge and verify the level of suspected discount fraud across its Council Tax database. The authority opted to bring its analysis...

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Three key reasons to check bank account data...

Posted on Apr 12 2016 by
A recent press release from Payments UK called for better understanding of the ownership of bank accounts, this focus is commendable. As Experian is a supplier of solutions that make the link between bank accounts and their...

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SMEs Under Threat – Data breach and the true cost of p...

Posted on Apr 07 2016 by
Our third annual data breach preparedness study highlights a real lack of understanding among SMEs when it comes to quantifying the true cost of a data breach. Estimates fall critically short and would put the survival of many...

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A fifth of all ID fraud aimed at renters...

Posted on Mar 24 2016 by
Last year saw professional renters bear the biggest brunt of a surge in identity theft, with one out of five (20%) of all attempts aimed at young professionals living in rented accommodation. This group was also the key target...

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Over-50s vulnerable to pension scams...

Posted on Mar 18 2016 by
Less than two fifths of over-50s are wary about potential scams targeting newly freed pensions. As pre-retirement over-50s start to think about how they will take advantage of the new pension freedoms, they may be leaving...

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Which consumers are most at risk of ID theft?...

Posted on Mar 16 2016 by
Our Mosaic classification system reveals a host of insights into which demographic groups within society are most targeted by fraudsters. Unsurprisingly, the relatively cash-rich City Prosperity segment continues to be the...

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Spike in neighbourhood ID thefts blunted by smart fraud anal...

Posted on Mar 07 2016 by
Postcode analysis of just one stretch of road hit by a sudden spike in ID thefts and related frauds, highlighted more than 20 detected incidents at a handful of homes in a neighbourhood, near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. But...

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Why you need to think about multi-layered identity checking....

Posted on Mar 01 2016 by
Businesses today are engaged in a balancing act, they want to give their customers a pleasant and effective customer journey and speed them on their way to the checkout. However, they also need to have protection from fraud, or...

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One in four men would spend their pension on a dream holiday...

Posted on Feb 29 2016 by
As many people over the age of 55 start to think about how they will take advantage of the new pension freedoms, one in five (20%) has admitted that they would treat themselves to a dream holiday or a new car.  This is...

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