Identity and Fraud

Detected automotive finance fraud steps up a gear

Posted on May 21 2015 by

Volume of detected automotive finance frauds has maintained its steady decline – all in the face of record-breaking new car sales.

The Gaming Sector and the Rise of ID Theft

Posted on May 20 2015 by

ID theft is on the up, rising 12 percentage points in the past year; it now accounts for more than half of all detected frauds [1].   Experian’s annual fraud report revealed a marked shift in the level of third-party or identity theft – when a victim’s identity is stolen – as a proportion of […]

Identity theft rises 12 per cent – what does that mean for retailers?

Posted on May 19 2015 by

Identity theft has risen 12 percentage points in the past year, now accounting for more than half of all detected frauds [1]. Experian’s annual fraud report revealed a marked shift in the level of third-party or identity theft – when a victim’s identity is stolen – as a proportion of all detected fraud cases. It’s […]

Fraud Report 2015 – ID theft’s relentless rise

Posted on May 19 2015 by

The latest edition of our Fraud Report has been published and is now available. we’ve also got a superb interactive online version available as well.

What’s in a wristband – Will wearables prevent heart attacks and help money management?

Posted on May 18 2015 by

Experian blogger Jessica Neale, outlines the imminent impact wearable devices are likely to have on consumer behaviour.

Identity theft and fraud – go to battle with the Army, the Navy and the Air Force

Posted on May 14 2015 by

Identity theft is the beginning of a journey, one which often involves fraud, loss and a great deal of distress for those who have had their identities stolen. While we might not be able to literally send in the military to tackle the criminals, we do have three effective solutions we can use to fight […]

Insurance Industry Tackling Fraudulent Applications Through Device Intelligence

Posted on May 12 2015 by

First party fraud remains dominant in the insurance industry accounting for almost 80 per cent of all frauds. It’s a figure that has been rising steadily since 2013 [1].

What’s in a password? The good, the bad and the blatantly obvious.

Posted on May 07 2015 by

Research suggests that around half of all users’ passwords follow only 13 basic structures – making them easier to decipher by hackers. In truth it’s likely to be far less complex, given we’re all creatures of habit and generally the password we rely on for opening our cable TV account is likely to be similar to the […]

Fraud, biometrics and the fear factor

Posted on May 05 2015 by

High profile data breaches have alerted us all to the increased risk we’re at from fraud. With criminals accessing the personal information of millions of people the search for new and clever ways to tackle fraudsters is a priority.

London identity theft rates almost three times higher

Posted on Apr 29 2015 by

Central London and outer areas of the capital face significant targeting by identity thieves.