Eye on Scams: Synthetic identity theft

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Identity theft is an ever-evolving crime. Scammers are now combining information from multiple individuals to invent a false identity called synthetic identity theft. 

As credit bureaus and individuals catch on to the schemes of identity thieves, the con-artists simply modify their tactics. Synthetic identity theft is

Synthetic ID theft, a new trick for scammers

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (BBB) — Identity theft is an ever-evolving crime. As credit bureaus and individuals catch on to the schemes of identity thieves, the con artists simply modify their tactics. Scammers are now combining information from multiple individuals to invent a false identity, a technique called “synthetic” identity theft.