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Check Fraud is a Growing Problem – Financial Institutions Need a Solution

June 12, 2023 by Nasdaq Verafin

“In 2022, banks saw an 84% increase in check fraud, costing consumers an estimated $815 million.” – Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, 2023 Even though check use is declining in the U.S., incidents of check fraud and... 

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Criminals Cash in on Stolen Checks: FinCEN Releases 10 Red Flags for Mail-Related Check Fraud

March 24, 2023 by Nasdaq Verafin

Mail-related check fraud is surging. In 2022, check fraud-related SARs filed to FinCEN reached over 680,000, almost doubling the previous year’s number of filings. In response to a nationwide surge of stolen check fraud schemes targeting the U.S. mail system,... 

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Fraud Trends and Technology

January 12, 2022 by Nasdaq Verafin

Financial institutions face increasing challenges to keep pace with evolving financial crime, and 2021 revealed that fraud is moving faster than ever. In a year-in-review presentation, we explored the top fraud trends of 2021 identified in the Verafin Cloud, the... 

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Economic Stimulus Payments Targeted by Fraudsters

May 8, 2020 by Nasdaq Verafin

“The CARES Act… together with three related pieces of pandemic relief legislation represent at least $2.4 trillion in aid and presents unparalleled opportunities to assist those in greatest need as well as unmatched prospects for fraud, misuse of the funds,... 

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Taking Quick Action Against COVID-19 Crimes

May 4, 2020 by Nasdaq Verafin

Financial crime has proven to be a serious and growing challenge during the COVID-19 crisis. Fraudsters have promptly exploited the pandemic for their gain; with many financial institutions closed or limiting branch access and large numbers of citizens still sheltering... 

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“Tell Me About Yourself.” Employment Scammers Targeting PII

February 27, 2020 by Nasdaq Verafin

“While hiring scams have been around for many years, cyber criminals’ emerging use of spoofed websites to harvest [personally identifiable information] (PII) and steal money shows an increased level of complexity.” – Internet Crime Complaint Commission (IC3) Public Service Announcement... 

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Romance Fraud Scams

July 9, 2017 by Nasdaq Verafin

Crime prevention is regularly focused on statistics and numbers. High dollar losses make for eye-catching headlines, sometimes making it easy to forget that fraud has a very human impact. If there is one thing we know about criminals, it’s that... 

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Six things to consider when investigating check deposit fraud

February 6, 2017 by Nasdaq Verafin

Good ol’ checks. Even though their use continues to decline, they’re still a thorn in the side of fraud investigators. The Federal Reserve Payments Study 2016 shows the number of check payments in 2015 fell to 17.3 billion, down 2.5... 

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Preventing thousands of dollars in fraud loss through early detection

November 21, 2016 by Nasdaq Verafin

The ability to detect deposit fraud early and take decisive action is more important for financial institutions (FIs) than ever before. In its biennial 2015 Deposit Account Fraud Survey, conducted with commercial and savings banks, the American Bankers Association (ABA)...