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Unmasking online account takeover

December 19, 2017 by Verafin

The intersection of fraud and online banking accounts continues to be big business. With our dependence on smart phones and as the Internet continues to seemingly expand into every aspect...

  Blog

Business Email Compromise (BEC) Fraud

December 10, 2018 by Verafin

This blog was originally published in July 2017 and has been updated to reflect up-to-date statistics and references. Business Email Compromise (BEC) has become a big earner in the criminal...

  Blog

Unreal Identities Leading to Real Crimes

February 4, 2019 by Verafin

Synthetic identity fraud has become a vehicle for fraudsters to commit a host of financial crimes, such as account fraud, loan fraud or online banking fraud. Criminals combine real...

  White Paper

The Cyber Crime Wave: What Bankers Need to Know

November 2016 In his insightful white paper The Cyber Crime Wave: What Bankers Need To Know, Chris Swecker, former Assistant Director of the FBI discusses the pervasive risk presented by...

  Archived Webinar

2017 Crime Trends & Technology

Originally Presented: July 12, 2017

  Verafin industry experts: Brendan Brothers, Anti-Financial Crimes Specialist; and Mauriceo Castanheiro, Director of Fraud Analytics; discuss the challenges financial institutions faced to date in 2017, the trends to watch...

  Infographic

E-mail Compromise Fraud Schemes

E-mail compromise fraud consists of schemes where criminals compromise a victim’s e-mail account and send fraudulent wire transfer instructions to Financial Institutions (FIs). This infographic highlights key facts and figures...

  Feature Sheet

Online Account Takeover Detection

Online customer accounts are a serious target for sophisticated cyber-criminals looking to commit unauthorized transfers and harvest data to perform numerous types of fraud. Verafin uncovers unusual online activity that...

  Infographic

Cyber Crime: A Growing Threat

The threat to the U.S. financial system from cybercriminals is always evolving. This infographic highlights the growing threat of cybercrime with data from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), and...

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U.S. Court Case: 5 Cyber-Enabled Financial Crimes

December 4, 2016 by Denise Hutchings

Last week, U.S. authorities in conjunction with international law enforcement issued a press release on the dismantling of a cyber criminal infrastructure known as Avalanche. A joint statement by U.S....

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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...