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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... 

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No Jackpot: Recognizing Lottery Scam Activity

August 14, 2017 by Verafin

Congratulations! You’ve won the lottery! Wait. How have you won a lottery you don’t remember entering? Who cares! It’s a lot of money, right? Unfortunately, not in this case. There’s a catch… there’s always a catch. This is a variation... 

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Romance Fraud Scams

July 9, 2017 by 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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28 Red Flags for Elder Financial Abuse

April 28, 2015 by Denise Hutchings

“Growing Epidemic” and “Rampant, Largely Invisible, Expensive and Lethal Problem” “Elder financial abuse has become more acute.” This somber assessment by Thomas Curry, Chief Officer of the OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) which he shared in a...