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Identity Exploitation

January 31, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Bad actors are increasingly turning to identity exploitation, gaining access to personally identifiable information (PII) in record amounts to drive money laundering, fraud, and cybercrime. A recent Financial Trend Analysis from FinCEN has illustrated how criminals are exploiting a variety... 

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Fraud Trends & Technology 2023

January 22, 2024 by Colin Parsons

Fraud never sleeps, and neither should financial institutions. As digital technology continues to develop new and faster ways to move money throughout the financial system, fraudsters are evolving to find new ways to intercept that money and commit their nefarious... 

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Canadian Financial Crime Trends & Technology 2023

January 17, 2024 by Bill Heys

Canadian financial institutions are facing significant challenges preventing fraud and money-laundering activities. In our recent year-end webinar, Verafin had the opportunity to speak with Sarah Paquet, Director and Chief Executive Officer of FINTRAC, to discuss the changing landscape of fraud... 

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A Broken Promise: Forced Labor Trafficking

January 15, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Everyone wants the opportunity for a better life. However, some people are limited by conditions beyond their control – from ongoing conflict to economic uncertainty – making them vulnerable to exploitation. According to the U.S. Department of State, approximately 21.2... 

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AML Trends & Technology 2023

January 11, 2024 by Bill Heys

2023 was a year of considerable change for AML. The rise in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other innovations offered opportunities for increased efficiency in investigations. In our year end presentation, 2023 AML Trends & Technology: A Year in Review: What’s... 

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Stolen Lives – International Sex Trafficking

January 10, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Human trafficking is financially motivated. Described as a “crime that involves other crimes,” human trafficking is typically connected to illicit money flow, corruption, document fraud, trafficking in illicit goods, cybercrime and terrorism. Sexual exploitation remains the most common motive for... 

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National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 10, 2024 by Timea Nagy

Today, as you read this, millions of people around the world are trapped in the harsh reality of human trafficking. From young children to adults of any age and gender, there are vulnerable people in your community, city, and country who... 

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Domestic Sex Trafficking

January 3, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Human trafficking can occur anywhere – the reality of domestic sex trafficking is that it is closer than you think. Victims of domestic sex trafficking are individuals targeted within their own neighborhoods, cities, towns, or country. While numbers are massively... 

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Big Data Reveals $26M Surge in Business Fraud

November 27, 2023 by Nasdaq Verafin

In the eyes of a criminal, fraud is just a money game. But for the countless American businesses targeted each year by bad actors and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams, the impact is far greater, from lost livelihoods to reputational... 

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The Importance of Information Sharing to Combat Terrorist Financing

November 21, 2023 by Nasdaq Verafin

Criminal networks are vast and highly efficient – they are not constrained by borders or technology when plotting and financing terrorist activities. As recently highlighted in FinCEN’s alert on red flags to identify terrorist financing, financial institutions must be vigilant...