fraud prevention
Feb 2024 | Experian in the News |
By Posted by Financial Express

According to a study conducted by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Experian, a global information services provider, India has recently experienced an upswing in fraudulent activities. The study has revealed that 64% of the respondents acknowledged experiencing an increase in fraud losses over the past year. Seemingly, 67% of these respondents are currently grappling with the challenges of keeping pace with the landscape of fraud threats.

According to an official release, the future of fraud prevention lies in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. From what it’s understood, the findings revealed that year-on-year fraud losses increased for nearly two-thirds (64%) of respondents, with financial services organisations reporting the biggest increase in losses. It’s believed that factors driving this surge in fraud attacks include financial pressure on consumers, data breaches leaking sensitive information onto the dark web, and the arrival of publicly accessible Generative AI, which is understood to have lowered the technical skills required to conduct fraud. Reportedly, the volume of fraud attacks has gone up in almost every category, which include synthetic identity attacks being on the rise, particularly in the financial services sector. Furthermore, this is believed to be followed by identity theft attacks and account takeover attacks. In the e-commerce sector, friendly fraud attacks are understood to have grown the most for merchants, followed by synthetic identity attacks.