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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Elder Financial Abuse

In 2010, annual financial losses from Elder Financial Abuse surpassed $2.9 billion. Recent research estimates actual annual losses at more than $36 billion. This infographic sheds light on the impact...

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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...

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Elder Financial Abuse

June 30 at 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM EST

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 crisis. Believed to be largely...

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Elder Financial Abuse

Originally Presented: March 25, 2020

Elder Financial Abuse is a significant and growing problem that has devastating effects on individuals and families. Believed to be largely underreported — financial institutions are facing increased responsibility to...

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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...

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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...