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Three Opportunities to Safeguard the Financial System

June 20, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Protecting the global financial system against financial crime is a collective responsibility, and financial institutions need to be armed with the best resources possible to respond to the pervasiveness of this problem. Financial crime is not bound by borders –... 


Nine Red Flags on Terrorist Financing from FinCEN’s New Advisory

June 18, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

The financing of terrorist activity threatens the integrity of the global financial system. With $11.5 billion in terrorist financing flowing through the worldwide economic system in 2023, this heinous crime is exceedingly lucrative. “Terrorism threatens the safety and security of... 


FinCEN’s Financial Trend Analysis

June 13, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

In April 2024, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released a Financial Trend Analysis (FTA) providing insights on threat patterns and trend information on Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE) incidents, as well as methods favoured by criminals to evade detection. The... 


Applying AI to Fight Crime

June 6, 2024 by Rob Norris

Artificial intelligence (AI) is among today’s hottest topics, but as Generative AI (GenAI) garners much of the mainstream attention, the term AI has become increasingly ubiquitous — and ambiguous in its meaning. For banks’ anti-financial crime efforts, understanding the breadth... 


Elder Financial Exploitation

June 4, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

In a recent FinCEN analysis, Elder Financial Exploitation: Threat Pattern and Trend Information, June 2022 to June 2023, two predominant categories of victimization were identified across Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE)-related BSA filings. Elder scams, where the victim does not know... 


Industry Insights: Addressing Anti-Financial Crime Challenges

May 22, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

In today’s financial industry, the fight against financial crime looms large. Financial institutions are contending with a global $3.1 trillion financial crime problem, charged with safeguarding the integrity of the financial system in a landscape fraught with costs, complexities, and... 


Four Unexpected Insights on Romance Scams

May 22, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

  Romance scams are among the world’s fastest growing frauds, driven by immense profits for criminals. In 2023, $3.8B was lost to romance scams and other confidence schemes — a number that may even be underreported. With many victims struggling... 


Top 3 Threats Facing the Financial System

April 30, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

The global financial system is facing prolific and diverse threats from financial crime, driven by illicit fraud and money laundering schemes. In the 2024 Nasdaq Global Financial Crime Report, a survey of 200 industry professionals, along with interviews with senior... 


ACH Fraud: NACHA Promotes Detection Across Transactions

April 23, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Last year, NACHA’s ACH Network saw its eleventh straight year of growth exceeding $1 trillion as demand from consumers for electronic payments increased — and fraudsters are following the money. As Business Email Compromise (BEC) and other authorized push payment... 


Beyond Alerts: Lessons from the Case of a BEC Mastermind

April 17, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is among the greatest threats to our financial system, linked to $6.7 billion in losses globally and over 20,000 complaints to the FBI last year. Beyond alerts and compliance documents, financial professionals are the bedrock protecting...