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Synthetic Identity Theft: Three Ways Synthetic Identities Are Created

Updated: Aug 16, 2018

Steven D'Alfonso, SecurityIntelligence


Synthetic identity theft is fraud that involves the use of a fictitious identity. Identity thieves create new identities using a combination of real and fabricated information, or sometimes entirely fictitious information. Fraudsters use this fictitious identity to obtain credit, open deposit accounts and obtain driver’s licenses and passports...


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