Online Payment Fraud To Reach $48B: Study

Online payment fraud losses from airline ticketing, ecommerce, money transfer and banking services will reach $48 billion by 2023, according to a new forecast by Juniper Research.

The projected losses will be an increase from $22 billion this year. A major driver behind an increase in fraud is the shift to mobile transactions and services.

Transaction fraud in personal money transfer services is expected to grow 23% annually due to the increase in instant payment mechanisms with fraud driven by social engineering, malware and app tampering.

Overall fraud for all segments is projected to exceed 13% except for airline ticketing, with annual fraud forecast in that segment at 5%.

Digital identity theft also is growing due to a greater number of digital services requiring proof of identification, spear phishing and data breaches, according to Juniper.

Card-not-present fraud is projected to reach $29 billion globally by 2023.

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