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mmAbout Nasdaq Verafin

Nasdaq Verafin provides Fraud Detection and Management, AML/CFT Compliance and Management, High-Risk Customer Management, Sanctions Screening and Management, and Information Sharing solutions.

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Romance Scams: A Heartless Reality

February 26, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Through lies and deceit, fraudsters will wholly dedicate themselves to gaining a victim’s trust and then abuse it for financial gain. Romance scams epitomize this tactic. Among the world’s fastest growing frauds, romance scams and other confidence schemes caused $3.8... 

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Turning the Tide: Expert Insights on $3.1T in Financial Crime

February 23, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Focusing on striking revelations from the recently released Nasdaq 2024 Global Financial Crime Report, Verafin hosted an expert panel presentation on the implications of over $3.1 trillion in illicit money that flowed through the financial system in 2023.  This special... 

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A $3.1 Trillion Financial Crime Epidemic

February 5, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Historically, quantifying the scale of financial crime has been a major challenge. In a new 2024 Global Financial Crime Report, Nasdaq and Verafin have brought together expert research and data, industry perspectives, and the voices of survivors to provide insights... 

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Identity Exploitation

January 31, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Bad actors are increasingly turning to identity exploitation, gaining access to personally identifiable information (PII) in record amounts to drive money laundering, fraud, and cybercrime. A recent Financial Trend Analysis from FinCEN has illustrated how criminals are exploiting a variety... 

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A Broken Promise: Forced Labor Trafficking

January 15, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Everyone wants the opportunity for a better life. However, some people are limited by conditions beyond their control – from ongoing conflict to economic uncertainty – making them vulnerable to exploitation. According to the U.S. Department of State, approximately 21.2... 

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Stolen Lives – International Sex Trafficking

January 10, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Human trafficking is financially motivated. Described as a “crime that involves other crimes,” human trafficking is typically connected to illicit money flow, corruption, document fraud, trafficking in illicit goods, cybercrime and terrorism. Sexual exploitation remains the most common motive for... 

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Domestic Sex Trafficking

January 3, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Human trafficking can occur anywhere – the reality of domestic sex trafficking is that it is closer than you think. Victims of domestic sex trafficking are individuals targeted within their own neighborhoods, cities, towns, or country. While numbers are massively... 

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Big Data Reveals $26M Surge in Business Fraud

November 27, 2023 by Nasdaq Verafin

In the eyes of a criminal, fraud is just a money game. But for the countless American businesses targeted each year by bad actors and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams, the impact is far greater, from lost livelihoods to reputational... 

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The Importance of Information Sharing to Combat Terrorist Financing

November 21, 2023 by Nasdaq Verafin

Criminal networks are vast and highly efficient – they are not constrained by borders or technology when plotting and financing terrorist activities. As recently highlighted in FinCEN’s alert on red flags to identify terrorist financing, financial institutions must be vigilant... 

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7 New FinCEN Red Flags to Identify Terrorist Financing

November 17, 2023 by Nasdaq Verafin

World events can shift in a moment. Financial institutions need to be prepared to adapt to the constantly evolving landscape of regulatory compliance, while swiftly identifying potentially suspicious activity. To assist, FinCEN has issued a new alert with 7 red...