Tag: Fraud


Pushing Back: The UK’s Response to Authorized Push Payment Fraud

July 17, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

On October 7, financial institutions and regulators around the world will be watching closely as the United Kingdom (UK) embarks on a new frontier of fraud mitigation and consumer protections.   In a global economy experiencing increasing bank and consumer fraud... 


A Complicated Crime

July 4, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Financial crime is a global epidemic – more than $3 trillion in illicit funds and money laundering activity flowed through the financial system in 2023. Predicate crimes are driving much of this activity with fraud being one of the eight... 


Fighting Predicate Crimes: A New Vision

July 2, 2024 by Fouad Hassouneh

Last year, $3.1 trillion in illicit funds flowed through the global financial system, fueled by hundreds of billions of dollars generated by predicate crimes, from drug trafficking to human trafficking, terrorist financing and fraud. As this global epidemic of financial... 


FinCEN’s Financial Trend Analysis

June 13, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

In April 2024, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released a Financial Trend Analysis (FTA) providing insights on threat patterns and trend information on Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE) incidents, as well as methods favoured by criminals to evade detection. The... 


Elder Financial Exploitation

June 4, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

In a recent FinCEN analysis, Elder Financial Exploitation: Threat Pattern and Trend Information, June 2022 to June 2023, two predominant categories of victimization were identified across Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE)-related BSA filings. Elder scams, where the victim does not know... 


Industry Insights: Addressing Anti-Financial Crime Challenges

May 22, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

In today’s financial industry, the fight against financial crime looms large. Financial institutions are contending with a global $3.1 trillion financial crime problem, charged with safeguarding the integrity of the financial system in a landscape fraught with costs, complexities, and... 


Four Unexpected Insights on Romance Scams

May 22, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

  Romance scams are among the world’s fastest growing frauds, driven by immense profits for criminals. In 2023, $3.8B was lost to romance scams and other confidence schemes — a number that may even be underreported. With many victims struggling... 


ACH Fraud: NACHA Promotes Detection Across Transactions

April 23, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Last year, NACHA’s ACH Network saw its eleventh straight year of growth exceeding $1 trillion as demand from consumers for electronic payments increased — and fraudsters are following the money. As Business Email Compromise (BEC) and other authorized push payment... 


Beyond Alerts: Lessons from the Case of a BEC Mastermind

April 17, 2024 by Nasdaq Verafin

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is among the greatest threats to our financial system, linked to $6.7 billion in losses globally and over 20,000 complaints to the FBI last year. Beyond alerts and compliance documents, financial professionals are the bedrock protecting... 


Combating Complex Check Fraud

April 12, 2024 by Colin Parsons

Check fraud is often viewed as an outdated crime — but these scams are in fact becoming highly sophisticated and causing significant losses. In 2023, there was $21B in check fraud losses in the Americas, representing nearly 80% of total...