Document Forgery Shows no Sign of Slowing Down - Uncovers Shufti Pro's Annual ID Fraud Report 2022

Shufti Pro published its Annual ID Fraud Report for 2022, unveiling top fraud trends & manipulative techniques used by criminals in the previous year.
LONDON - Feb. 16, 2023 - PRLog -- Shufti Pro, one of the world's leading AI-powered KYC & ID verification service providers, has recently published its Annual Fraud Report 2022. It uncovers major fraud trends, including document forgery, biometric fraud, and manipulation in digital banking. Experts from the company also made some projections that are not in favour of corporate sectors in 2023.

This year's data includes statistics from countries where companies & individuals went through a financial and reputational loss. Year-over-year analysis shows an 18% increase in the fraud rate. Document forgery remained the top-most threat to businesses, as it rose by over 30% in just one year.

"During 2022, we saw a spike in certain fraudulent activities and among them, exploitation of ID documents retained the top position on the list. Moreover, fraudsters are not using standard pixel manipulation techniques as we have also seen an increase in AI-generated fraud manipulation," said the CEO of Shufti Pro, Victor Fredung. "Yes, criminals are getting smarter. But as long as the anti-fraud industry stays up to date, we will continue to have an advantage over fraudsters."

The analysis from the Shufti Pro ( report shows that Iraq had the highest global fraud rate of all types (over 55%), whereas Bahrain and South Korea had the lowest at less than 1%. Pakistan, India, and China, on the other hand, took the top 3 spots with the highest fraud rate using passports, at 41%, 40%, and 39%, respectively. Saudi Arabia also registered the highest fraud rate at close to 48%. Documents from these countries had the highest tampering rate.

Key Takeaways:
  • 12% rise in biometric fraud rate
  • 16% annual fraud rate
  • Q1 to Q3 2022 ID theft resulted in $6.18 billion losses - FTC
  • Nearly 47% of Americans faced ID theft in their lifetime
About Shufti Pro

AI-powered digital identity verification solution provider, Shufti Pro, offers KYC, KYB, and AML services in 230+ countries and territories. Given the ability to verify 3000+ documents, Shufti Pro authenticates documents in 150+ languages with an accuracy rate of 99.3%. Through its AI-driven efficient verification services, the company aims to create a secure digital marketplace devoid of identity theft and other fraudulent activities.

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