BBB warns of 'synthetic' identity theft that combines information from multiple people
The Better Business Bureau is warning the public about “synthetic” identity theft.
The BBB says the technique involves scammers combining information from multiple individuals to invent a false identity. It’s said to be so hard to detect that you might be a victim and not even know it.
Specifically, the BBB says scammers pull together stolen Social Security or Social Insurance numbers, the address of an abandoned property, and a fake name and birth date.