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• The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that forgeries account for over 10% of all medicines and drugs sold in the US. • Cloning grew 87% since 2010 (Javelin Strategy and Research Report) • According to the Federal Trade Comission (FTC), fraud reaches the following percentages: Forgery of Social Security documents (46%) Forgery of Credit Cards (13%) Fraud related to telephony services (10%) Banking fraud (6%) • Fraud related to Credit and Debit Cards alone reached approximately $3,398 billons during 2006. Card issuers and merchants had to absorb 59% and 41% of those losses, respectively. Consider the following losses Card issuing Banks: $2,002 billions Credit card companies: $1,204 billions ATM withdrawals: $0,397 billions Debits with signatures: $0,337 billions Debits using PIN numbers: $0,028 billions Retail merchants: $1,396 billions Other points of sale: $0.828 billions Internet and telephone purchases: $0,568 billions (Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 2011) • In 2011, 59% of all debit card transactions were made by means of signature verification (over 3,700 million transactions), 85% of all fraudulent transactions involving debit cards were made with such signature verification. • Between 2010 and 2012 there was a rise of 67% in the number of US citizens which were affected by breaches of financial information • Delitos mas significativos de la violación de datos de datos de tarjetas de crédito en mercados de EEUU Company Year Amount CardSystems Solutions 2005 40.0 millions TJX Companies, Inc. 2006 94.0 millions U.S. Veterans Affairs 2006 17.5 millions Certegy 2007 8.5 millions Fidelity National Information Services 2007 3.2 millions Heartland Payment Systems 2008 134.0 millions Bank of New York Mellon 2008 12.5 millions Hannaford Bros. Supermarket Chain 2008 4.2 millions Sony 2011 12.0 millionss (Source: CSO Online, Feb. 2012; ABC News, June 2010) • GLOBAL YEARLY LOSSES DUE TO CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD FRAUD Year Amount (in billions) 2000 $2,7 2001 $3,1 2002 $3,1 2003 $3,6 2004 $4,2 2005 $4,3 2006 $4,8 2007 $5,5 2008 $6,4 2009 $6,9 2010 $7,6 (Source: Nilsen Report, 2011) • Identity thieves stole over 21 billion dollars from American’s pockets in a year, which is equivalent to a victim every 3 seconds • Around 2015 the International Chamber of Commerce estimates that the total cost of forged merchandise, including medicines, will exceed in global terms 2,000 billion dollars. This is equivalent to over 2% of the global economy as a whole.

 

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