TransUnion, Chicago, and Acxiom, Little Rock, Ark., have announced the release of a comprehensive fraud management platform to combat the multibillion-dollar problem of fraud, citing Federal Trade Commission estimates that identity theft alone will grow to an $8.6 billion problem by 2006.The platform uses TransUnion's and Acxiom's multiple reference databases to verify a consumer's identity at any point of sale (call centers, websites, credit applications, etc.). The system also leverages TransUnion's analytics expertise "to deliver practical, actionable results that allow customers to easily implement the most effective fraud strategies," the companies said.

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