New Account Fraud - NAF

New Account Fraud (NAF), also known as Account Opening Fraud or Online Account Origination Fraud, is when fraudsters use stolen or synthetic identities to open new bank accounts, with a view to maxing out their credit limits before disappearing into thin air, usually within 90 days.


NAF is a current and priority problem for banks today because is hard to stop.  In this document you will find more information about:

  • New Account Fraud situation and statistics worldwide
  • How it works
  • Current trends and tactics used to commit this type of fraud
  • How to combat it effectively

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