Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
Synthetic identity theft
Synthetic identity theft is when a fraudster creates a new and fictional identity from fake information or from combining some real identifying information with inaccurate or false information. Once crafted, the unreal synthetic identity is used to establish real bank accounts.
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