Nearly half of financial frauds being uncovered involve criminals trying to use someone else’s stolen personal details, Experian warns. The credit checking company says that identity theft is a “significant and rising threat,” accounting for 46 percent of financial frauds detected this year – that’s almost double the rate of cases seen in 2012 (27 percent).
Security researcher Brian Krebs has uncovered the involvement of credit bureau Experian in an ID theft operation, according to ZDNet. Experian became involved through their March 2012 acquisition of Court Ventures.
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