From the Fall 2021 Issue

Synthetic Identity Fraud (SIF): Combating the Phantom Menace

Dr. Rebecca Wynn
Chief Cybersecurity Strategist & CISO | Click Solutions Group

The article will explain what Synthetic Identity Fraud (SIF) is; why you should care; and what to do to protect yourself/child/business. It is a high-level overview meant to be informative and educational. By the end of the reading, you will hopefully agree with this premise and these definitions.

  • Half-Artificial and Half-Human: A Synthetic Identity (SID); fictitious identity created from false and valid information to create a new identity.
  • Combating: Taking action to reduce or prevent something bad . . .

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