In 2020, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received more than 791,790 complaints regarding fraud and cybercrime. Javelin Strategy & Research
Did you know that #IdentityTheft is one of the most common crimes in the digital world? According to a study by the security company McAfee, more than 2 billion cases of online identity theft were recorded in 2020, an increase of 46% compared to the previous year. Identity theft can have serious consequences for victims, such as loss of money, damage to reputation, legal problems or emotional stress.
Therefore, it is essential to protect our #digitalidentity and prevent cybercriminals from accessing our personal, financial or professional data. One way to do this is through #documentauthentication, a process that verifies the validity and originality of the documents we present online to access services or carry out procedures.
Document authentication consists of comparing document data (such as identification number, date of birth or signature) with the holder's #biometric data (such as face, fingerprint or iris). In this way, it can be verified that the document has not been falsified or altered and that it belongs to the person who presents it.
There are different types of document authentication, such as optical character reading (#OCR), facial recognition, hologram verification or anomaly detection. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but they all have the same goal: to #prevent identity theft and ensure #security and trust in online transactions.
The use of #ArtificialIntelligence (#AI) is also helping in this field, since it enhances document authentication #software, making them more precise to compare #information, performing these tasks in minimum times that, manually, could become very complicated for #companies to manage.