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U.S. Wire Fraud Case: Multiple Companies and Multiple Banks Exploited

October 10, 2016 by Denise Hutchings

Wire fraud that emanates from the combination of identity theft and email compromise has skyrocketed to an escalated threat level in the class of evolving cybercrimes which exploit both financial institutions and their customers. To help shine a spotlight on... 

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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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U.S. Bank Account Information Sold on Dark Web Marketplace

August 25, 2016 by Denise Hutchings

A recent online post under the “Fraud” category of a Dark Web marketplace read as follows: “High Balance [redacted bank name] Logins 30K-150K Available…I bring you freshly hacked [redacted bank name] Bank Account Logins. The accounts are notorious for having... 

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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... 

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EMV Transition: Get Ahead of the ATM Liability Shift

July 6, 2016 by Verafin

With the transition to EMV firmly underway in the United States, we thought it would be a good time to discuss progress and the potential impact to your card fraud programs. Liability Shift As of October 2015, Liability Shift (LS)... 

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314(b) Information Sharing Practices Should Adapt the Four COCs of a Fusion Center

May 23, 2016 by Denise Hutchings

“A Fusion Center is an effective and efficient mechanism to exchange information and intelligence, maximize resources, streamline operations, and improve the ability to fight crime and terrorism by analyzing data from a variety of sources.” (Source: U.S. DOJ Global Justice... 

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Three Technological Landmarks in the Fight Against Financial Crime

May 20, 2016 by Verafin

If there’s such a thing as a sure bet, it’s that criminals will always adapt and find a way to grow their bottom line. And that’s why, in the world of financial crime technology, stagnation is fatal. A lack of... 

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Thousands of Human Trafficking Arrests in the U.S. Plus Recent Money Flow to Human Smuggling Hubs

April 5, 2016 by Denise Hutchings

“Human trafficking is not a problem that law enforcement can tackle alone. It requires the close collaboration with many concerned groups looking at this crime through different lenses.” (Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.) Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance advocates... 

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Financial Fraud Charges in ISIS-Related Arrests in the US

February 8, 2016 by Denise Hutchings

Yesterday the House Homeland Security Committee reported that law enforcement authorities have arrested 81 individuals in ISIS-related cases in the United States since 2014 – 62 in 2015 alone. The cases include individuals plotting attacks; attempting to travel to join... 

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It’s Tax Fraud Season

January 21, 2016 by Brendan Brothers

With the holiday season behind us and the new year underway, it’s time to prepare for a brand new season—the 2016 tax filing season. Over the next few months, fraudsters will exploit the personal information of thousands of U.S. taxpayers...