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Elder Financial Abuse: New Cloud Insights Show Major Surge

May 17, 2022 by Verafin

Wire fraudsters are uncompromising, often targeting seniors with cruel elder abuse tactics from romance and investment scams to grandparent schemes. Since our previous blog on elder financial abuse, surging inflation and rising interest rates have strained senior’s modest budgets, leaving... 

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Wire Fraud Benchmarking Highlights: Verafin Releases Trends from the Cloud

May 2, 2022 by Verafin

Wire fraud is evolving across the financial industry — and today, Business Email Compromise (BEC), targeted consumer scams, and the financial exploitation of elderly persons are of particular concern. With fraudsters circumventing the enhanced authentication controls of many digital platforms... 

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Fraud Trends and Technology

January 12, 2022 by 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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Elder Financial Abuse

October 19, 2021 by Verafin

“Every year, one in ten Americans aged 60 and older experiences abuse — and for every case of elder abuse that comes to the attention of authorities, it is estimated that 23 cases are never brought to light.“ – White... 

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Fraud Risks in Turbulent Times

March 20, 2020 by Verafin

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, financial institutions have been encouraged to remain steadfast in their ongoing scrutiny of potentially suspicious behavior and to diligently report suspected fraudulent activity. On March 16, 2020, FinCEN released a... 

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“Tell Me About Yourself.” Employment Scammers Targeting PII

February 27, 2020 by 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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Heartbreaking: Romance Scams on the Rise

February 14, 2020 by Verafin

  “In 2018, confidence/romance fraud was the seventh most commonly reported scam to the [Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3)] based on the number of complaints received, and the second costliest scam in terms of victim loss.” – IC3 Public Service... 

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Elder Financial Abuse: SAR Trends

June 12, 2019 by Verafin

In February 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a study on elder financial abuse, Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation: Issues and Trends. The study utilizes information from Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to identify emerging trends in... 

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How financial institutions can help end elder financial exploitation

June 18, 2018 by Verafin

Elder financial exploitation (EFE) may be the crime of the 21st century. The available numbers paint a scary picture: one 2015 report indicated seniors are defrauded of nearly $36.5 Billion annually, over 12 times the amount previously reported. In August... 

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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 of our lives, criminals are fashioning masks molded from stolen...