BAI Webinar

The threats of synthetic fraud

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RECORDED: August 9, 2022
TIME: 1:00 - 1:30 PM CT

Synthetic identity fraud (SIF) is reported to be one of the fastest-growing types of financial crime in the United States, accounting for billions in losses annually. It’s a growing threat to all financial institutions and particularly to community banks and credit unions.

Join us for a discussion led by BAI’s Holly Hughes with NICE Actimize’s Eric Tran-Le and Alak Das about this growing risk and gain insights on how to prevent it.

Key takeaways:

  • What is synthetic identity fraud and why it matters
  • Why synthetic identity fraud is a growing problem
  • How synthetic identity fraud could be addressed

Eric Tran-Le

Eric Tran-Le
Vice President, Head of Actimize Premier
NICE Actimize

Eric Tran-Le is Vice President, Head of Actimize Premier, NICE Actimize. Eric has held several leadership positions in product management and marketing at companies including Oracle and Microsoft, where he consistently delivered innovative, best-in-class enterprise solutions in the areas of cloud-based predictive analytics for IT security. Eric is a member of the Federal Reserve’s Fraud Definitions Work Group initiative to advance the Federal Reserve’s strategy for improving the U.S. payment system.


Alak Das
VP Product, Premier Division
NICE Actimize

Alak Das is VP of Products Nice Actimize Premier products business unit, catering to SMB banks, credit unions, and mid-market FIs. He has over 20+ years of financial services experience in payments, wealth management, private banking, capital markets, consumer lending and mortgage banking working at First Data (Fiserv), Citi, JPMC, Deutsche Bank and Key Bank. Prior to joining NICE Actimize, he was a customer of NICE Actimize as Sr Director, Head of Risk and Fraud Technology of First Data (Fiserv) Merchant Services/Acquiring Business until September of 2021. Prior to financial services, he was in Telecom, working for AT&T Consumer Services where he was involved with delivering voice, data service, cellular services and AT&T universal credit card as solution architect working at AT&T Bell Labs, AT&T Network systems and AT&T Unisource, Amsterdam (an European telecom consortium).

Holly Hughes
Chief Marketing Officer

Holly leads strategic marketing, digital thought leadership, events and strategic programs for BAI. She joined BAI in 2014, bringing with her more than 20 years of marketing and leadership experience across a number of industries. Most recently, she served as SVP and Marketing Director for Fifth Third Bank. Prior to Fifth Third, Holly held a senior marketing leadership position at MidAmerica Bank, a leading community bank in the Chicago market (now PNC).
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