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Identity fraud
report 2022

Sumsub’s experts have covered everything you need to know about fraud trends in 2022—as well as what to expect in 2023—in this free report

Identity fraud report 2022

Sources of our research

  • 21 industries
    21 industries

    where applicants were verified worldwide

  • Millions

    user verifications used to gather anonymous data

  • 500,000+

    confirmed fraud cases analyzed by Sumsub experts


  • Identity theft crime statistics in 2021 vs 2022 (by region and industry)

  • Most commonly forged documents

  • Behavioral trends surrounding fraud

  • Top fraud trends of 2022

  • Fraud forecast for 2023

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Key findings

Top 5 countries by confirmed
fraud cases:

of fraud attempts are made with male IDs

The top 3 documents used
for fraud in 2022*

*% of total applications using this document type

Top 5 industries by % of fraud cases*

*per total applicant volume

Deepfakes are a rapidly
growing threat

Recent breakthroughs in image generation allow fraudsters to produce deepfakes of extreme quality at low cost.

Basic fraud attack vectors are not used anymore. The anti-fraud industry must unite in order to have an advantage over fraudsters.

Pavel K.

Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning laboratory at Sumsub

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