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Turnkey Risk Solutions Rebrands as Humaitrix
Payments Industry Executives Leehy and Sahrmann Join Leadership Team;
New Risk Solutions and Data Analytics Services Now Available


NEWARK, Del., Sept.17, 2019 -- (Business Wire) -- Turnkey Risk Solutions (TRS), a risk management company specializing in first party fraud and nationally recognized authority on synthetic identity fraud detection and prevention, has rebranded as Humaitrix to support its new strategic direction. Humaitrix unites the human experience with advanced technologies to mitigate fraud risk, enhance compliance, maximize operational resources and reduce financial loss. The company will now offer risk or first party fraud solutions-as-a-service and data analytics services, in addition to risk consulting. Longtime payments industry veterans John J. Leehy III and Gregory W. Sahrmann have joined the company to help facilitate the company’s expanded vision and will serve as chief executive officer and chief operating officer respectively.

Humaitrix utilizes a holistic and layered approach to help organizations combat the growing threat of first party fraud. More than two decades of knowledge and experience, combined with entity resolution, custom algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning go into the company’s proprietary suite of fraud detection, prevention and advanced analytics solutions. Through embedded applications, Humaitrix technology finds hidden corollaries linking false identities and fraudulent credentialing. Partnering with financial institutions, payment processors, insurance carriers and healthcare providers, Humaitrix empowers clients with faster and more accurate new account screening, portfolio monitoring, compliance remediation and more.

Humaitrix founder and former JP Morgan Chase risk executive Amy Walraven will serve as president and chief strategy officer. “Our company has long been at the forefront in the fight against synthetic fraud and we are now able to provide lenders and other service providers with the tools they need to identify and categorize hidden fraud patterns within their enterprise data,” said Walraven. “Adding two strong and accomplished leaders like John and Greg positions Humaitrix for a truly exciting future,” added Walraven.

“Greg and I are excited to be joining the Humaitrix team," stated Leehy. “The company has incredible expertise in combatting today’s sophisticated fraud threats and we’re eager to help lead the way forward,” added Leehy.

About Humaitrix
Humaitrix is a risk management company specializing in the development and application of highly complex algorithms for detecting various forms of first party fraud. Extensive analytical, investigative and operational expertise drives industry leading solutions that proactively detect and prevent synthetic identity fraud, credit abuse and credit bust-out schemes, while providing more robust compliance with minimal customer friction. Founded in 2013, Humaitrix is headquartered in Newark, Del. To learn more, please visit or call (302)-273-3007.



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The articles listed below represent a small cross section of relevant press releases for First Party Fraud and the impacts associated within multiple industries. These articles were selected to illustrate that even though First Party Fraud has become the new buzz word it has existed for many years. Due to the lack of accurate identification and controls it has become persistent and pervasive.

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First Party Fraud ...

The “Customer” is the perpetrator of the fraud and the business is the victim.

BUST OUT - A fraud scheme where the “Customer” intends to maximize the amount of loss to a business; frequently going significantly over the credit limit.

CREDIT REPAIR - “Customer” is intentionally manipulating their credit history in an effort to hide from bad credit.

SYNTHETIC IDENTITIES - An identity that is fabricated leveraging a valid Social Security Number (SSN) and combining it with fictitious Personal Identifying Information (PII)

Reputational Risk ...

These articles are examples of potential implications of First Party Fraud




Impacted Industries ...


White Papers

Synthetic identity fraud: Can I borrow your SSN? Who else might be using your Social Security number and why?

This paper is a primer for understanding synthetic identity fraud. It defines synthetic identity fraud, describes its evolution, explains how it works and what the identities are being used for, identifies the industries being impacted and shows who is most commonly targeted and why. It also highlights some of the challenges and the ramifications associated with this fraud type.

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