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Can You Spot a Synthetic ID? The $6 Billion Mistake in Banking

By Laura Bruck, EZShield New research from the Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG) paints a bleak picture of the state of synthetic identity theft and its hit to the banking industry. Synthetic identity theft cost banks $6 billion in 2016. Five percent of charged-off accounts and up to 20 percent of credit losses are thought to…

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Banking on New Revenue? How the Right ID Protection Partnership Can Help

By Laura Bruck The FDIC released impressive figures in their Q1 report of U.S. bank performance. Aggregated net income for financial institutions was $44 billion in the first quarter of 2017. This is a 12.7 percent increase from the year prior. Community banks shared this growth with a 10 percent increase. Collectively, more than half…

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Identity Protection’s Most Powerful Feature… Building Trust

By Laura Bruck in Partnering with EZShield Trust (n.): a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. It’s a familiar concept that’s often underestimated. Trust is a catalyst for change and the foundation for strong relationships. It guides us in our daily lives, but most importantly, it dictates who…

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The Dark Web & What It Means to Your Identity

By Laura Bruck, EZShield Whether you’re an expert or know nothing about it, something in our brain rightfully associates the term “Dark Web” with criminal activity. The Dark Web can be a scary place. It’s home to thousands of Web pages used to facilitate virtually any illegal activity you could imagine. But, it’s not that…

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Synthetic IDs: Identity Theft … Without Your Full Identity

It’s called synthetic identity theft. Whether by a phishing scam, data breach, hack or physical theft, your information becomes compromised and falls into the wrong hands. Criminals use this stolen information to mix and match names, birthdays, Social Security numbers and addresses with other fabricated information to create synthetic IDs. Once the synthetic identity is made,…

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Combating Ransomware: Back Up, Patch Up, Catch Up

By Eugene Bekker, Chief Security Officer, EZShield Ransomware, the computer malware designed to hold your devices and files ransom, can pose a huge threat to your company. Once a device is infected, it only takes a few seconds for a ransom note to display —demanding payment in exchange for a key to unlock your system….

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Public Information Threatens Your Business Security

By John Burcham, EZShield Is your business more public than you think? In this overwhelmingly information-rich world, the answer is a definite yes. And if it’s public information, it has every legal right to carry on. Among social media platforms, review sites, consumer blogs, industry forums and business search databases, there’s a good chance that…

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