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Criminals Strike SBA Programs Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

August 7, 2020 by Verafin

“While American small business owners and employees are struggling, fraudsters are busy trying to steal the money meant to help those families survive. With billions of dollars in aid available, they will try every trick in the book to rob... 

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Elder Financial Abuse

Originally Presented: June 30, 2020

Elder financial abuse is a devastating crime that is growing in prevalence as bad actors exploit fear and uncertainty of vulnerable customers during the COVID-19... 

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Defining Moments in the War on Financial Crimes

June 30, 2020 by Jim Richards

Fifty years ago, the law we now call the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) was passed, and the war on financial crimes truly began. The BSA began with the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970. In the years that followed,... 

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COVID-19-Related Unemployment Benefit Fraud Detection

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an economic downturn and compelled millions of Americans to file for unemployment benefits. With claims systems strained by historic and... 

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Money Mules Moving Illicit Proceeds from COVID-19-Related Crimes

June 11, 2020 by Verafin

“In the past, money mules have been viewed as low-level offenders, transferring small amounts of cash. However, organised, sophisticated money mule schemes have evolved as a [professional money launderer] mechanism.” – Financial Action Task Force From economic stimulus payments to... 

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Benefits Fraud Rising as Unemployment Claims Soar

May 28, 2020 by Verafin

“It is deeply troubling to see these reports of fraudulent unemployment claims being filed and allegedly paid by the State Employment Security Department. These are our public tax dollars. These funds are intended for those in need, and not for... 

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10 Tips for Financial Crime Management during the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has created enduring challenges for financial institutions nationwide. From pervasive fraud scams and counterfeit checks to devastating Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks,... 

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Industry Advisory: Detecting and Reporting COVID-19-Related Medical Scams

May 25, 2020 by Verafin

On May 18, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released a new Advisory on Medical Scams Related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to alert financial institutions to emerging scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Advisory is the first... 

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COVID-19-Related Stolen Stimulus Payment Detection

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is the largest economic stimulus package in U.S. history — and a potential windfall for criminals... 

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COVID-19-Related Wire Fraud Detection

Wire fraud, including Business Email Compromise (BEC), is a growing threat during the COVID-19 crisis as criminals exploit disrupted business processes, cloud-based email services and...