ACUANT BLOG

Keeping Students Safe with Visitor Management Technology

With back-to-school now a reality for millions of students, parents, teachers and school administrators, foot traffic on school campuses is again becoming a daily occurrence for public and private K-12 schools in the United States. With student safety a top...

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Synthetic Identity Fraud: A Costly Challenge

Read an excerpt of our newest eBook, Synthetic Identity Fraud: A Costly Challenge, below. Real-life scammers continue to come up with creative ways to commit crimes, notably in the financial services arena. This is especially true with schemes like synthetic...

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How Businesses Can Fight The Growing Threat Of Synthetic Identity Fraud

Glenn Larson is the Chief Technology Officer of Document & Biometrics at GBG (Acuant & IDology) and a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives. Read his article for the Forbes...

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IACSP Interview with Acuant’s Paul Townsend, CISSP

Originally published in the June 2022 issue of IACSP. "In a new interview we speak with digital identity expert Paul Townsend, CISSP of Acuant, a GBG company. Here we discuss the key changes to the fraud landscape impacting US government...

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Why First Impressions at Customer Onboarding are Key to Building Trust

Research has confirmed that not only do humans base a significant amount of their short and long-term judgments on their first impressions, but they form those judgments very quickly. In fact, a series of experiments by psychologists from Princeton University...

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3 Types of Identity Fraud to Watch Out For

The stealing of identities and identity data continues to be a primary and successful target for fraudsters. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)1, there were 5.74 million fraud reports in 2021 in the United States, up from 4.87 million...

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State of Fraud: Digital Growth, Increased Fraud & Rising Trends for 2022

67% of the global population now uses a mobile device. Whether it’s digital banking, telehealth or online gaming, companies are adapting their services to consumer demand. But with the expansion of digital comes the increased likelihood of fraud, especially with...

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5 Trends Impacting the Document Identification & Verification (ID&V) Market

The accelerating digital landscape has resulted in the rapid growth of digital services such as digital banking, telehealth and online marketplaces. With many businesses, particularly those in banking and financial services, serving more customers online, the importance of accurately verifying...

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GBG’s Acquisition of Acuant Caps Banner Year of Record Growth

Mission Driven, the GBG Family is Stronger Together to Fight Fraud Globally The digital economy has been experiencing rapid growth; along with this growth comes increasing fraud. With sophisticated tactics for identity theft and other illicit activities, it’s more important...

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What does FedRAMP Authorization Mean & Why It Matters to Businesses Beyond Government Agencies

Identity verification solutions for federal governments have long been a necessity. However, the rampant fraud amidst the global pandemic, including Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud as a result (in part) of identity theft and synthetic identity fraud, has accelerated the...

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The Imperative of Digital Webinar: The Importance of Rapid Transformation for FIs

At our recent webinar, Acuant’s Chief Product Officer Jose Caldera met with Aite-Novarica’s Head of Risk Insights & Advisory Julie Conroy to discuss the implications of the global pandemic on the rapid digital transformation of the financial industry and how...

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Onboarding for Online Gaming and Gambling

With people spending more time online than ever, industries are finding that having a strong online component of their business is critical to maintaining a competitive edge and not losing customers. In response to the digital acceleration and transformation of...

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