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

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Fraudsters Focusing on Higher Value Wire Scams

January 18, 2023 by Verafin

Payments fraud is an increasingly complex threat to financial institutions and consumers alike. As wire fraud attempts surge against individuals, especially for seniors, there is a growing debate surrounding mandatory victim reimbursements for Authorized Push Payment (APP) fraud. With a... 

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Anatomy of a Crypto Hack: Digital Funds, Real-World Consequences

December 16, 2022 by Verafin

While cryptocurrency exists in a digital space, criminals leveraging crypto can have a significant impact on the traditional financial industry. Tracking the flow of funds across blockchain to fiat is essential for finding the perpetrator of these crimes – and... 

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Keeping your Crypto Company Compliant: The Need for Consolidated Sanction Solutions

December 6, 2022 by Verafin

Cryptocurrency has developed an increasingly prominent role in the global economy. The perceived pseudo-anonymity of blockchain transactions and an evolving regulatory landscape has emboldened criminals to leverage cryptocurrency in attempts to evade sanctions. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)... 

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Counterparty Resolution Provides a Complete View of Your Customer

December 5, 2022 by Verafin

Fundamentally, AML investigations seek to resolve the question of where money is coming from and where it goes. Examiners strive to identify, evaluate, and report all suspicious activity. The FFIEC’s overview of suspicious activity states a suspicious transaction can include... 

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Solutions for SAR/STR Filing: Best Practices for Crypto Companies

November 7, 2022 by Verafin

Virtual currencies are swiftly becoming the currency of choice for fraudsters – the rate of Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) filed including cryptocurrency is rapidly rising. According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), from 2017-2020, the number of SARs referencing... 

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Liable? Consortium Solutions to Payments Fraud Change

October 28, 2022 by Verafin

Payments fraud is a major challenge across the financial industry — and with it has grown a significant call for legislative change. Concern over consumer-focused Authorized Push Payment (APP) scams has prompted proposals for mandatory victim reimbursement in the United... 

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The Future of Crypto Compliance: The Need for Effective AML/CFT Solutions

October 14, 2022 by Verafin

“E.O. 14067 recognizes that digital assets may pose significant illicit financing risks and commits the U.S. government to mitigating these and any other national security risks.” 1 While the use of digital assets such as convertible virtual currencies continues to... 

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Fighting Fraud with the Verafin Cloud

September 30, 2022 by Verafin

The industry leader in financial crime management, Verafin is offering trends and benchmarking statistics for wire fraud and related scams – allowing for unparalleled insight into new and emerging trends. We have gathered insights into key fraud trends by analyzing... 

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Disorganized Data: How Unresolved Entities Complicate AML Investigations

September 22, 2022 by Verafin

From savings accounts and credit cards to online banking and P2P payments such as Zelle, today’s financial institutions offer more products and services than ever before. There are dozens of product lines and service providers, and each product may require... 

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Four Ways Data Creates Challenges for AML Investigators

September 14, 2022 by Verafin

From BSA Officers to Complex Investigations teams, efficiency in AML investigations is a challenge. The consumer banking market is changing. FinTechs are quickly on the rise. Financial institutions are being pushed to adapt to consumer demands for frictionless banking at...