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The COVID-19 pandemic is a human tragedy and has an increasing impact on the way businesses operate. Indeed, for a few weeks, we have all been put on alert to respect and apply the instructions to avoid the spread of the virus. The majority of countries affected by corona opt for self distance and especially the closure of public spaces. Likewise, many companies have opted for teleworking and also to digitize their solutions and make their services accessible remotely.

However, in this process, we tend to forget about the existence of fraudsters.

For the past few weeks, we have all been on alert. In December 2019, an unknown virus from the coronavirus family appeared in central China. And since then drastic quarantine and disinfection measures have been put in place. Unfortunately, the virus is now spreading all over the world paralyzing entire countries, causing psychosis and shaking the world economy.

COVID-19 is a virus that spreads through contact of the hands with infected surfaces and then with the mouth, nose or eyes. …

In the Age of data, we have to understand that we are all exposed to being a victim of online identity fraud. Everyday, businesses are providing new online services. Note that From online banking to online shopping, there’re plenty of places that require our personal information. And as users of these services, we are providing our personal data using online channels that are not secure. This article will provide a better understanding of online identity fraud and how fraudsters are stealing our personal data.

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What is identity fraud?

Identity fraud is the use by one person of another person’s personal information, without authorization, to commit a crime or to deceive or defraud that other person or a third person. Most identity fraud is committed in the context of financial advantage, such as accessing a victim’s credit card, bank or loan accounts. False or forged identity documents have been used in criminal activity (such as to gain access to security areas) or in dealings with government agencies, such as immigration. Often today, the identities of real persons are used in the preparation of these false documents.


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