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Synthetic identity fraud rising in 2024

Data breaches and fraud are on the rise, with synthetic identity fraud representing the biggest fraud trend in 2024. On this week’s Priorities podcast, Jeffrey Huth, a senior vice president at TransUnion, breaks down a recent report from the credit bureau outlining several rising threats facing the public sector. Huth says artificial intelligence is further complicating matters, and that it “will become much easier and faster to create completely realistic-looking, fabricated identities, whether it’s building a financial profile, [or] a digital footprint.”

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Priorities Podcast

Each Wednesday, StateScoop’s Priorities Podcast explores the latest in state and local government technology news and analysis. Listen to in-depth conversations with government and industry’s top executives, and learn about trending stories affecting state and local IT leaders ranging from modernization and digital accessibility to the latest advances in generative artificial intelligence.

Hosted by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.