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Preventing Payments Fraud Loss: The Power of a Consortium-Based Approach

September 8, 2022 by Verafin

Payments fraud is changing, and financial institutions are facing major challenges effectively managing the growing volumes of legitimate and fraudulent transactions. Meanwhile, fraudsters are focusing their efforts on Authorized Push Payment (APP) scenarios such as Business Email Compromise (BEC), and... 

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Preying on the Vulnerable

July 8, 2022 by Verafin

In the fight against financial crime, change is perhaps the only constant. As financial institutions implement more robust controls against schemes such as wire fraud, criminals respond by evolving their tactics and increasing efforts against more vulnerable customer segments. In... 

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Wire Fraud Insights: The Looming Threat of Business Email Compromise

May 24, 2022 by Verafin

Today’s payments ecosystem is rapidly evolving, driven by customer demand for greater speed and convenience, and the financial industry’s digital transformation. This change has also presented opportunities for financial crime — fraudsters are exploiting wire payments with Business Email Compromise... 

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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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Persistence Pays as Fraud Continues Under COVID-19

July 12, 2021 by Verafin

Earlier this year, FinCEN issued an advisory to “alert financial institutions to health insurance and health care frauds related to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Fraudsters have been targeting multiple sources of funds, including Medicare, the Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), TRICARE,... 

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Crossing Boundaries: The Expansive Threat of BEC

May 20, 2021 by Verafin

“For five years in a row, BEC is responsible for the most financial losses reported to the FBI. We have no reason to believe that 2021 will be any different.” Agari, 2021 As the industry rebounds from a challenging year,... 

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Criminals Strike SBA Programs Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

August 7, 2020 by Verafin

“While American small business owners and employees are struggling, fraudsters are busy trying to steal the money meant to help those families survive. With billions of dollars in aid available, they will try every trick in the book to rob... 

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Money Mules Moving Illicit Proceeds from COVID-19-Related Crimes

June 11, 2020 by Verafin

“In the past, money mules have been viewed as low-level offenders, transferring small amounts of cash. However, organised, sophisticated money mule schemes have evolved as a [professional money launderer] mechanism.” – Financial Action Task Force From economic stimulus payments to... 

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Benefits Fraud Rising as Unemployment Claims Soar

May 28, 2020 by Verafin

“It is deeply troubling to see these reports of fraudulent unemployment claims being filed and allegedly paid by the State Employment Security Department. These are our public tax dollars. These funds are intended for those in need, and not for... 

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Industry Advisory: Detecting and Reporting COVID-19-Related Medical Scams

May 25, 2020 by Verafin

On May 18, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released a new Advisory on Medical Scams Related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to alert financial institutions to emerging scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Advisory is the first...