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

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Beneficial Ownership: 5 Key Compliance Obligations

August 14, 2017 by Verafin

For many years, financial crime investigators have warned of possible links between shell companies and international money laundering activity. In the 2013 report How Shell Companies Aid Terrorism, Crime and Corruption, the Open Society Foundations discussed how shell companies are used to launder billions... 

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No Jackpot: Recognizing Lottery Scam Activity

August 14, 2017 by Verafin

Congratulations! You’ve won the lottery! Wait. How have you won a lottery you don’t remember entering? Who cares! It’s a lot of money, right? Unfortunately, not in this case. There’s a catch… there’s always a catch. This is a variation... 

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Four key indicators for uncovering fraud in your loan charge-offs

August 1, 2017 by Verafin

Auto loan fraud is a hot topic. Given the potential size of the problem, it is hardly surprising. At the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference in September 2016, JPMorgan Chase provided insight into the state of auto lending risk. In... 

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Romance Fraud Scams

July 9, 2017 by Verafin

Crime prevention is regularly focused on statistics and numbers. High dollar losses make for eye-catching headlines, sometimes making it easy to forget that fraud has a very human impact. If there is one thing we know about criminals, it’s that... 

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ACH Payments: Mitigating the Risks of Faster Fraud

June 12, 2017 by Verafin

ACH payments have become one of the primary means of noncash payment in the past fifteen years. As consumers demand more convenience and flexibility in their banking options — these popular electronic money transfers create potential risks for your financial institution.... 

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Using analytics to uncover and help human trafficking victims

March 21, 2017 by Verafin

“It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought... 

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Six things to consider when investigating check deposit fraud

February 6, 2017 by Verafin

Good ol’ checks. Even though their use continues to decline, they’re still a thorn in the side of fraud investigators. The Federal Reserve Payments Study 2016 shows the number of check payments in 2015 fell to 17.3 billion, down 2.5... 

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Preventing thousands of dollars in fraud loss through early detection

November 21, 2016 by Verafin

The ability to detect deposit fraud early and take decisive action is more important for financial institutions (FIs) than ever before. In its biennial 2015 Deposit Account Fraud Survey, conducted with commercial and savings banks, the American Bankers Association (ABA)... 

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Law enforcement benefits from information sharing

September 23, 2016 by Verafin

The value of the information that financial institutions (FIs) provide to law enforcement is immeasurable. In May 2016 FinCEN held a ceremony at the U.S. Department of the Treasury to present its second annual Law Enforcement Awards. In its press... 

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The CDD Final Rule: Seven Things to Remember

July 7, 2016 by Verafin

Until now, the lack of any general requirement for financial institutions (FIs) to know and verify the identity of the beneficial owners of their entity customers created the opportunity for criminal exploitation of the banking system through anonymous access. This...