Synthetic Identity Fraud

Real-time detection of fake IDs using location and device intelligence

Advanced fraud prevention for enhanced detection of synthetic identities at onboarding, login and payments.

  • Fake ID

    Detect fake IDs

  • Fraud

    Reduce fraud

  • Frictionless account security_2

    Reduce friction

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  • Reduce application fraud

    Check consistency between real-time location and home address

    Recognize synthetic identities based on location behavior and stop fraudsters opening fake accounts

  • Catch fraudsters at login

    Check current location with location behavior history

    Stop fraudsters accessing accounts using fake IDs

  • Detect device spoofing

    Detect emulated or compromised devices

    Stop users accessing accounts from compromised devices

Detecting Synthetic Identities

Synthetic identities evade most traditional fraud detection systems. Combining both fake and stolen personal information, synthetic identities are used to open accounts for the purpose of fraud.  Unlike traditional fraud there is no real customer to complain and raise the alarm.

The most effective technique to catch synthetic identities is by detecting anomalies in location behavior, including location spoofing, mobile emulation and inconsistencies between provided addresses and user location behavior.

Using location behavior and device intelligence Incognia is able to provide advanced anomaly detection of device and location behavior, indicating high risk of fraud.

  • User creates account

    User creates account

    User enters credentials. either to create an account or to login to an existing account. Is the user real or fake?

  • Device is checked

    Device is checked

    Incognia checks the user’s device for emulation or spoofing and delivers risk score.

  • Location is checked

    Location is checked

    Incognia matches the user’s current location with the user's location behavior history to assess risk and deliver risk score.

Insights & Analytics

Location and Device Intelligence

We make it easy to view and access risk assessment details, with supporting reason codes, in summary and detailed view dashboards.

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      Summary and detailed views of risk assessments

    • icon-export

      Export feature for in-depth reporting

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      API integration with any risk engine

  • Device
  • Location
Designed for developers

Fast SDK Integration & Easy to Use APIs

We provide a lightweight mobile SDK and intuitive APIs to make it easy for you to add location and device intelligence to risk assessments throughout the user journey. 

  • Instant value

    Integrate in minutes using our integration wizard

  • Well-structured API

    Work with well-structured and easy to understand API responses

  • Monitor-only mode

    Test in monitor-only mode and view results on the dashboards

SDK Payload Example
Blog Post

Synthetic Identity Fraud [What You Need to Know]

Synthetic identity fraud is fueled by data breaches and stolen credentials. Behavioral biometrics offers the best defense against synthetic identity fraud.

Solution Brief

Frictionless Identity Verification

Incognia location technology, analyzes physical locations and places visited by users to trace behavioral patterns and understand each user's home context.

Blog Post

Hide and Seek [Mobile Emulators and Location Spoofing]

Detection of mobile emulators and location spoofing for protection of accounts and mobile payments.

Add location and device intelligence in your app.