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12 Red Flags for Elder Financial Exploitation

November 9, 2022 by Colin Parsons

“Financial institutions serve on the frontlines in protecting their older customers’ finances, and can play a critical role in helping to identify, prevent, and report suspected elder financial exploitation. Financial institutions’ vigilance matters. Their reporting matters.” – Himamauli Das, FinCEN... 

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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... 

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Preventing Payments Fraud Loss: The Power of a Consortium-Based Approach

September 8, 2022 by Verafin

Payments fraud is changing, and financial institutions are facing major challenges effectively managing the growing volumes of legitimate and fraudulent transactions. Meanwhile, fraudsters are focusing their efforts on Authorized Push Payment (APP) scenarios such as Business Email Compromise (BEC), and... 

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Rising U.S. & International Wire Fraud Threats

July 29, 2022 by Verafin

The high dollar value and irrevocable nature of many wire transfers make them inherently risky and a prime target for criminals. With fraudsters unrelenting, financial institutions must remain informed of growing wire fraud threats, both domestically and internationally.  Our experts... 

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Assessing AML/CFT Compliance Risks for Crypto Companies

July 26, 2022 by Verafin

Companies that operate cryptocurrency exchanges or crypto ATMs in the U.S. must be registered as MSBs with FinCEN, and meet all AML/CFT compliance requirements, including identifying and reporting potentially suspicious activity. Recently released guidelines from the MSBA, ETA, INFiN, and...