Annual Identity Fraud Study

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2022 Identity Fraud Study: The Virtual Battleground

Javelin Strategy & Research, in its 19th year of putting together studies of identity fraud, sees such crime as a growing infiltration into financial services. Whether it’s traditional identity fraud—involving the use of personal information for...

2021 Identity Fraud Study: Shifting Angles

As criminals focus intently on consumers as the path of least resistance in their quest to steal personal information, their tactics have diverged into two entirely distinctive identity fraud categories that drove consumer losses to $56 bi...

2020 Identity Fraud Study: Genesis of the Identity Fraud Crisis

Javelin’s 2020 Identity Fraud Study provides comprehensive analysis of fraud trends in the context of a changing technological and payments landscape in order to inform consumers, financial institutions, and businesses on the most effective mean...

2019 Identity Fraud Study: Fraudsters Seek New Targets and Victims Bear the Brunt

Javelin’s 2019 Identity Fraud Study provides comprehensive analysis of fraud trends in the context of a changing technological and regulatory environment in order to inform consumers, financial institutions, and businesses on the most effective ...

2018 Identity Fraud: Fraud Enters a New Era of Complexity

Javelin’s 2018 Identity Fraud Report provides comprehensive analysis of fraud trends in the context of a changing technological and regulatory environment in order to inform consumers, financial institutions, and businesses on the most effective...

2017 Identity Fraud: Securing the Connected Life

2016 will be remembered as a banner year for fraudsters as numerous measures of identity fraud reached new heights, with 15.4 million fraud victims in 2016 — the highest on record. And while losses increased by a relatively modest $700 million, ...

2016 Identity Fraud: Fraud Hits an Inflection Point

On its face, fraud in 2015 appears not to have changed substantially. The total number of victims remained steady at 13.1 million, and the total fraud amount fell slightly to $15 billion. However, that stability masks major changes in fraud in t...

2015 Identity Fraud: Protecting Vulnerable Populations

In 2014, 12.7 million consumers experienced identity fraud – a decline of 3% from the near record high of 13.1 million in 2013. A series of extraordinary responses to high-profile data breaches contributed heavily to this decline. In addition to...

2014 Identity Fraud Report: Card Data Breaches and Inadequate Consumer Password Habits Fuel Disturbing Fraud Trends

Javelin’s “2014 Identity Fraud Report” provides a comprehensive analysis of fraud trends in the context of a changing technological and regulatory environment in order to inform consumers, financial institutions and businesses on the most effect...

2013 Identity Fraud Report: Data Breaches Becoming a Treasure Trove for Fraudsters

Identity fraud incidence increased in 2012 for the second consecutive year, affecting 5.26% of U.S. adults. This increase was driven by dramatic jumps in the two most severe fraud types, new account fraud (NAF) and account takeover fraud (ATF). ...