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Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

January 28, 2020 | Darby Coe

We live and breathe technology, data and analytics, and our passion is providing insights that help you make more informed decisions. Last year, we published over 100 thought leadership articles on topics ranging from Form I-9 compliance to consumer-permissioned data to synthetic identity fraud. We also gave you a peek inside our Data Science Lab – and showed you how one woman is shaking up the big data industry.

Here’s a look back at our top 10 blog posts from 2019, in case you missed any. We will continue to post new articles on these hot topics and more – so check back often. Happy New Year!

10. Synthetic Identity Fraud: Not Just for Credit Cards

This year, the credit card industry will reach $1.25 billion in losses due to synthetic identity fraud. But other products are impacted too – including auto loans, mortgages, and telecommunications and utility accounts.

9. Synthetic Identity Fraud: Dissecting a Bust-out

How do fraudsters create a synthetic identity? And how does that lead to a bust-out that bilks lenders?

8. Form I-9 Expiration Date is Quickly Approaching

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires employers to use the current version of the Form I-9. Where do you find the Form I-9 expiration date? And what happens if you use an expired form?

7. Chalcy Raja: Blazing a Trail for Women in Big Data

Chalcy Raja leads the Big Data Platform team at Equifax. In this interview, she details her journey in this male-dominated industry.

6. Credit Scoring Leaders Reveal Innovations in Data and Analytics

Our advanced data and analytics group is transforming traditional credit scoring by making financial products more accessible to a wider audience of consumers. Read about their innovations in machine learning and explainable AI.

5. What is the Data Science Lab?

The Data Science Lab invents the future for Equifax. While data is important, it's the people who bring it to life. Find out what they're doing to help you make more informed decisions.

4. Unemployment Hearing Tips: Job Abandonment vs. No Call/No Show

When is an employee’s failure to show up for work considered quitting? And when is it a discharge by the employer? We break it all down in this video.

3. What Goes into Forecasting your 2020 SUI Tax Rates?

We explain what employer-specific factors and economic indicators impact your State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) tax rates.

2. How Consumer-Permissioned Data Empowers Lenders, Consumers

What is consumer-permissioned data and why is it important for you?

1. Form I-9 Penalties Increased for 2019

Form I-9 penalties dominated the news in 2019 because of the continued increase in I-9 worksite enforcement. Even minor increases in penalties could stack up quickly if multiple errors are found during an I-9 audit. Make sure your house is in order by following our checklist.