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Mar 25 2008   11:03AM GMT

“Synthetic” Identity Theft Part 2

Arian Eigen Heald Arian Eigen Heald Profile: Arian Eigen Heald

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In Part 1, I discussed what “synthetic” identity is, and why it is not easily discovered.

The primary problem ( in addition to all the other ones!) is the algorithms that allow for variance in the credit reporting agencies. The folks at ID Analytics are promoting a business service called “ID Intelligence.” They’ve created a network and (I think) an enormous database from credit reporting agencies and Fortune that allows them to “see” all the subfiles. They call it the nation’s only real-time, cross-industry compilation of identity information.

So now we have a database to monitor all the other databases…..

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