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Fraud losses climbed to $56 billion in 2020 and identity fraud scams accounted for a staggering $43 billion of that cost, according to a new report. The reduction in transaction activity in 2020, combined with financial institutions’ more robust antifraud measures, made it harder for criminals to succeed in their ‘traditional’ fraud activities, according to […]

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A new report uncovers a striking pervasiveness of identity theft perpetrated against U.S. consumers where half of respondents surveyed experienced such an occurrence during the pandemic. Developed by Aite Group and underwritten by GIACT, the study found that 47% of U.S. consumers experienced identity theft between 2019 and 2020. And over the past two years, […]

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As millions of US taxpayers prepare for 2021 tax season, hordes of fraudsters and scammers are preparing to rip off residents and non-residents alike. Fraudsters had an early start anticipating the buzz surrounding tax filing season, with phishing campaigns impersonating the government agency as early as November 25, 2020, according to Bitdefender Antispam Lab. Spikes […]

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