As data breaches proliferate, fraudsters are increasingly using stolen or synthetic identities for application fraud, opening fraudulent credit cards, loans, and mortgages. These forms of application fraud represented 32% of an estimated $16.8B of financial damage from identity theft in 2017. DataVisor’s Unsupervised Machine Learning Engine analyzes the hidden connections between fraudulent applications to detect suspicious applications even if each application in isolation is not suspicious. This allows DataVisor to stop application fraud in real time, without training data or labels, stopping the fraudster at account approval.
Stop Sophisticated Attack Techniques
Fraudsters utilize proxies, VPNs, or cloud-hosting services to hide their tracks from IP blacklists and rules-based systems.
Armies of Free Emails
Fraudsters use popular free email services to mass register realistic-looking accounts to use for their own attacks or to sell to other fraudsters.
Attackers use sophisticated scripts to carry out large scale attacks, appearing as though the sessions are from many distinct users.
Why UML is Needed to Stop Application Fraud
The wide availability of personally identifiable information allows fraudsters to apply for accounts using stolen or synthetic identities. Synthetic identity theft, where fraudsters create an entirely new fake identity, is almost a perfect crime as there is no consumer victim to complain about the fraud. Coupled with sophisticated mass registration techniques, these synthetic accounts appear legitimate and remain under the radar when reviewed in isolation. DataVisor’s Unsupervised Machine Learning Engine analyzes all accounts simultaneously, allowing it to detect the hidden connections between fraudulent accounts, even if each account is not suspicious in isolation.
Accuracy and Coverage
By detecting entire crime rings at once, UML is able to achieve unrivaled detection accuracy and coverage at the same time.
Detect Unknown Threats
UML uncovers the hidden connections between accounts without training data or labels, allowing it to detect changing and entirely new attack patterns.
Improve Customer Experience
UML’s accuracy allows companies to identify good customers and reduce authentication steps, streamlining customer experience.
Learn How DataVisor Fights Application Fraud
The DataVisor Platform
Unsupervised Machine Learning Engine
Supervised Machine Learning Engine
Automated Rules Engine
Global Intelligence Network
Aggregate and analyze the industry’s broadest array of digital fingerprints and signals from billions of users across a variety of industries.
What’s Happening with Application Fraud
Wells, wells, wells, what do we have here? Last week the news broke that Wells Fargo had “been hit with $185 million in civil penalties for secretly opening millions of unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts
User accounts are extremely valuable – real accounts far more so than fake accounts. This is not only true for Internet properties, which are valued by the size and growth of their user base, but