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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... 

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Preying on the Vulnerable

July 8, 2022 by Verafin

In the fight against financial crime, change is perhaps the only constant. As financial institutions implement more robust controls against schemes such as wire fraud, criminals respond by evolving their tactics and increasing efforts against more vulnerable customer segments. In... 

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Combating Human Trafficking with Verafin’s Data-Driven Financial Crime Management Platform

July 5, 2022 by Verafin

Generating an estimated $150 billion per year, human trafficking is one of the most profitable and heinous international crimes. Human trafficking and human smuggling was identified in the AML/CFT National Priorities as one of eight “predicate crimes that generate illicit... 

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Cryptocurrency Fraud Scams Amass Over $1B

June 27, 2022 by Verafin

According to a sobering new report by the Federal Trade Commission, since the start of 2021 more than 46,000 people have collectively reported more than $1 billion in losses to crypto-related scams, with an average loss of $2,600 per person.... 

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Aligning with AML/CFT Priorities

June 14, 2022 by Verafin

The need for greater effectiveness and efficiency in BSA/AML programs is acute. Financial institutions must navigate the ever-changing landscape of regulatory compliance while simultaneously adapting to evolving criminal activity. But many institutions are limited to their own siloed data set... 

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Keeping Pace with the Changing AML/CFT Landscape: Virtual Currency Payment Risks

June 8, 2022 by Verafin

The use of Convertible Virtual Currency (CVC) is increasing, offering an alternative transaction channel for consumers and a new transaction channel for criminals to exploit. Virtual currency activity is relevant to all financial institutions, even those that do not offer... 

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Wire Fraud Insights: The Looming Threat of Business Email Compromise

May 24, 2022 by Verafin

Today’s payments ecosystem is rapidly evolving, driven by customer demand for greater speed and convenience, and the financial industry’s digital transformation. This change has also presented opportunities for financial crime — fraudsters are exploiting wire payments with Business Email Compromise... 

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Elder Financial Abuse: New Cloud Insights Show Major Surge

May 17, 2022 by Verafin

Wire fraudsters are uncompromising, often targeting seniors with cruel elder abuse tactics from romance and investment scams to grandparent schemes. Since our previous blog on elder financial abuse, surging inflation and rising interest rates have strained senior’s modest budgets, leaving... 

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Managing the Growing Complexities of Sanctions Risk

May 9, 2022 by Verafin

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian war has been met with condemnation and resulted in severe economic sanctions from governments across the globe. Sanctions are crucial to enforce foreign policy objectives and deter criminal...