ACUANT BLOG

Top 3 Considerations Lenders Need for Better Fraud Protection

This is a guest post from IDology. Recently Tom Algie, IDology’s National Sales Manager for Consumer Finance, joined GDS Link's Lending Podcast to share how lenders can better protect themselves against trending fraud with better identity verification. Highlights from the...

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3 Tips to Win Over Consumers this Holiday Season

Shoppers aren’t letting price bumps and out-of-stock messages get them down. Instead, they are making the holidays all about quality experiences—whether it’s in person, purely digital or a hybrid. This holiday season will be no exception to consumers’ demands for secure...

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How to Meet Consumer Demand for Secure and Convenient Digital Experiences

This is a guest post from IDology. Read on to get a preview of their new Annual Consumer Digital Identity Study and to view their new infographic. Data from a recent IDology study shows consumers want both and, with the...

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PACE Protocol Now Supported in Acuant Ozone® for NFC-based Identity Verification

Accurately and securely validating physical and digital identity documents is critical, especially when it comes to border crossings and onboarding for financial institutions. Today, more identity documents are being scanned in a mobile environment, so having effective data protection measures...

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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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