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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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Aligning with AML/CFT Priorities

June 14, 2022 by Verafin

The need for greater effectiveness and efficiency in BSA/AML programs is acute. Financial institutions must navigate the ever-changing landscape of regulatory compliance while simultaneously adapting to evolving criminal activity. But many institutions are limited to their own siloed data set... 

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Crime Trends & Technology: Reflections & Perspectives for 2021

December 16, 2020 by Verafin

In a recent year-end presentation, we explored the unrelenting challenges of 2020, the trends and technology developments throughout the year, and offered an overview of how recent industry threats may continue into the future. The following highlights and related resources will... 

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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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“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...