In this report, we analyze data from Onfido 's roster of global clients to understand where current and future risk lies. As document and biometric fraud specialists, it verifies the identities of millions of users every year and have a unique perspective on developing trends.
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- Identity fraud is on the rise. Findings show that the fraud rate has steadily increased over the past year. This is a result of the pandemic - rates spiked during the first lockdown, and have stayed up ever since - and also by a new wave of ‘unprofessional’ and opportunistic fraudsters entering the marketplace, who are taking advantage of the disruption to perpetrate attacks.
- Fraud is getting harder to catch. The bar for what constitutes ‘easy’ fraud is getting higher. We found that fraudsters are becoming increasingly creative, with sophisticated ‘replay’ and Deep Fake attacks being attempted against biometric defenses.
- For businesses, the fight against identity fraud has got harder. Without the right approach in place, they’ll struggle to keep pace with both high quality and high volumes of attacks.