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Verafin is an industry leading, cloud-based fraud detection and anti-money laundering software provider.

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Fighting Fraud Scams in the COVID-19 Crisis

April 1, 2020 by Verafin

“While this crisis has brought out the best in most Americans, there appear to be a few unfortunate exceptions. We will not tolerate bad actors who treat the crisis as an opportunity to get rich quick.” – U.S. Attorney General... 

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Fraud Risks in Turbulent Times

March 20, 2020 by Verafin

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, financial institutions have been encouraged to remain steadfast in their ongoing scrutiny of potentially suspicious behavior and to diligently report suspected fraudulent activity. On March 16, 2020, FinCEN released a... 

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“Tell Me About Yourself.” Employment Scammers Targeting PII

February 27, 2020 by Verafin

“While hiring scams have been around for many years, cyber criminals’ emerging use of spoofed websites to harvest [personally identifiable information] (PII) and steal money shows an increased level of complexity.” – Internet Crime Complaint Commission (IC3) Public Service Announcement... 

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Heartbreaking: Romance Scams on the Rise

February 14, 2020 by Verafin

  “In 2018, confidence/romance fraud was the seventh most commonly reported scam to the [Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3)] based on the number of complaints received, and the second costliest scam in terms of victim loss.” – IC3 Public Service... 

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Redefining Fraud: Combating Evolving Business Email Compromise Schemes

January 23, 2020 by Verafin

In their search for the path of least resistance, fraudsters have discovered that trickery and deception are highly effective strategies. As noted by FinCEN, Business Email Compromise (BEC) is one area of financial crime where these tactics reign supreme, and... 

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Crime Trends & Technology: Reflections & Perspectives for 2020

January 7, 2020 by Verafin

As we move into the next decade, it is critical for financial institutions (FIs) to reflect on recent trends in fraud and compliance, and gauge what potential challenges lay ahead. In a special year-end presentation, we took a look back... 

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Defying the Digital Revolution: Conventional Check Fraud Continues to Challenge Financial Institutions

November 26, 2019 by Verafin

Despite the current prominence of digital banking channels, check fraud remains a popular means for criminals to exploit financial institutions and their customers. Fraudsters’ options in this vein are numerous: stealing and cashing checks, duplicating legitimate checks, doctoring counterfeit checks,... 

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RPA: Improve Efficiency and Increase Productivity by Automating Routine Tasks

September 4, 2019 by Verafin

Financial crime management programs are increasingly challenged by limited time and resources, with BSA/AML and Fraud investigators often spending more time manually collecting data than investigating potentially suspicious activity. Institutions should consider how artificial intelligence, such as machine learning and... 

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6 Indicators of Employee Fraud for Financial Institutions

August 2, 2019 by Verafin

The threat of Employee Fraud is on the rise, as financial institutions are increasingly being targeted by internal fraudsters that take advantage of their positions for personal gain. With access to customers’ personal identification information, consumer and corporate bank accounts,...