Fraudsters seek new ways to exploit private information. Cybercrime and fraud prevention is an evolving field based on varied tactics used by fraudsters. In order to be prepared to mitigate fraud risks, you must understand the current fraud trends.

The initial segment of this series focused on fraud trends that have been identified for 2023 and beyond. Broadly, these trends include:

  • Automation
  • Account Takeover
  • Adoption of new digital payment methods
  • Balancing fraud and consumer friction
  • Rise of synthetic identities
  • Escalating cost of fraud
  • Targeted attacks
  • Strong need for real-time assessment
  • Need for multi-layered fraud assessment
  • Account security

In the initial segment we evaluated areas of automation and machine learning fraud. This session focuses on account takeover fraud and its various causes. Account takeover is a type of identity theft that occurs when a fraudster gains access to an individual’s or company’s computer accounts, email accounts, and other personal information. In a typical attack, hackers use phishing and malware methods to acquire legitimate user credentials or buy them from the dark web. They then use stolen credentials for account takeover.

Automated takeover attacks are carried out using stolen credentials, and organizations are particularly vulnerable to these attacks. A takeover can lead to a variety of crimes and direct financial losses, including:

  • Bank account takeovers (Current accounts, credit cards)
  • Money laundering
  • Stealing loyalty or reward points
  • Reselling subscription information

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

7 CoursesFraud Trends for the Future

  1. Fraud Trends for the Future - Examining Automation and Machine Learning
  2. Fraud Trends for the Future - Understanding and Addressing Account Takeover
  3. Fraud Trends for the Future - Digital Payments Fraud
  4. Fraud Trends for the Future - Mitigation Methods for Synthetic Identities
  5. Fraud Trends for the Future - Understanding Synthetic Identities
  6. Fraud Trends for the Future - Need for Real-time Risk Assessment - Part one
  7. Fraud Trends for The Future - Targeted Attacks and Payment Management
Learning Objectives
  • Explore and examine Fraud trends for 2023 and beyond.
  • Discover and defining account takeover fraud trends.
  • Explore and examine how account takeover occurs.
  • Identify and evaluate detection strategies for account takeover.
  • Discover and evaluation prevention strategies for account takeover.
  • Explore and examine statistics of account takeover fraud trends in 2023 and beyond.
Last updated/reviewed: November 20, 2023
3 Reviews (9 ratings)


Anonymous Author
Good overview of 2023 fraud trends and beyond, how account takeover happens, including the detection and prevention strategies for account takeover.

Anonymous Author
I like the way it showed me the different ways a fraudster trys to gain access to take over accounts.

Anonymous Author
Very interesting subject and class. Well presented and easy to understand.

Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Understanding and Addressing Account Takeover3:08
  Top Fraud Trends in 2023 and Beyond7:06
  Accounts Takeover13:50
  How Account Takeover Happens15:16
  Accounts Takeover Detection Methods3:12
  Accounts Takeover Prevention Methods13:52
  Statistics per Cybersource.com5:18
  Account Takeover prevention Software2:36
  Fraud Trends for the Future - Understanding and Addressing Account Takeover1:05:42
  Slides: Fraud Trends for the Future - Understanding and Addressing Account TakeoverPDF
  Fraud Trends for the Future - Understanding and Addressing Account Takeover Glossary/IndexPDF