How Predictive Analytics Can Help With Detecting Fraud

Posted by | July 31, 2017 | Analytics, Predictive Analytics">
Fraud Prevention

How Predictive Analytics Can Help with Detecting Fraud

Being an effective and stable business is being able to rely on information and people that we can trust. That is a key element of being successful in this age of business. There are so many opportunities for fraud to happen and there are plenty of ways for organizations to keep it from happening. By identifying the past fraud behavior that have occurred, we can predict and determine further possibilities and methods of fraud.

Analytics has proven time and time again that organizations can predict patterns in certain aspects and how we can make changes and predict how things will happen. Predictive analytics allows us to forecast what we believe the results will be and how they can affect our lives and make a difference in the world that we are living in. Fraud can happen anywhere and everywhere and sometimes without us knowing how.

A more common place for fraud to occur is automated teller machines (ATMs). ATMs are more likely to be hacked or monitored by certain groups of people that take the pin and card information and then can control the usage of people’s accounts, take money from them and spend their money as if it was them. Utilizing Predictive Analytics, we can detect and predict fraud as well as identify behavior patterns that can put a stop to fraud. A way to avoid this from happening is to predict the likelihood of fraud happening at a specific ATM location and to take action by installing cameras around the machines, or enabling devices that alert the personnel if they suspect anything suspicious to prevent it.

We can identify if and how fraud occurred, who took part in it as well as when the fraud occurred. With Fraud Analytics, we can identify hidden patterns, enhance and extend existing efforts, as well as measure and improve performance. Enhancing and extending existing efforts gives you the extra assurance that you are aware of what is going on. Measuring and improving performance allows one to be aware of when and if the fraud is happening through the data that is provided.

Our economy relies on secure and safe transactions. This is a key element for us to be able to survive and continue forth with our lives with analytics. Being able to eliminate fraud once and for all is a question we always ask ourselves and how to get ahead of fraud. By being able to have predictive analytics we can not only predict why fraud happens but also control it and know of ways to prevent it from happening again. We must use our data and analytics and find ways to resolve fraud and improve the security of our transactions.

 

Citation Page
http://www.fraud-magazine.com/article.aspx?id=4294984616
https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/global/Documents/Deloitte-Analytics/dttl-analytics-us-da-fraudalytics3minguide.pdf

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