Tagged: fraudulent activities

UK Regtech SmartSearch Introduces Service to Address Money Laundering Issues

UK-based anti-money laundering (AML) specialist SmartSearch has introduced a new service in order to address the problem of “dirty” cash being cleaned across the globe via various activities like acquiring property. Organized criminal organizations and fraudsters are responsible for around $2 trillion a year in… Read More

Astra Protocol, which Offers Legaltech for Crypto, Reports Significant Increase in DeFi Hacks, Fraudulent Activities

The team at Astra Protocol, which aims to equip the decentralized finance (DeFi) space with a complete legal layer and unlock the future growth of the industry, notes that operating within DeFi comes with “unpredictability” as well as key opportunities. Some of the main benefits… Read More

William Callahan, Director of Government and Strategic Affairs at Blockchain Intelligence Group, Says Money Launderers Benefit from Volatility

William Callahan, Director of Government & Strategic Affairs at Blockchain Intelligence Group,  has noted that Tether CTO and General Counsel had made an appearance live on CNBC last week. William has asked us whether we think the U.S. Department of Justice was watching this “slow… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Executive Director Reveals how They’re Protecting Consumers from Emerging Threats

In a keynote speech that focused on fraud and financial crime at a conference in Asia, Carmen Chu, Executive Director (Enforcement and AML), Hong Kong Monetary Authority, discussed anti-money laundering and financial crime risk issues and the ability of authorities to address these problems. While… Read More

Polish Fraud Prevention Firm Nethone, which Uses Behavioral Biometrics to Combat Fraud, Secures $6.7M

Nethone, which has raised $6.7 million in capital, notes that its passive behavioral biometrics enables online or digital businesses to prevent more than 95% of account takeovers (ATO) – which are cyber threats or attacks that have been spreading across the globe at an alarming… Read More

ACI Worldwide, Provider of Real-Time Payment Solutions, Partners Swedbank, Will Combat Online Fraud

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), an international provider of real-time payments and digital payment software applications, reveals that it has teamed up with Swedbank, a leading issuing and acquiring bank in the Nordic and Baltic regions. The company has contributed to a 55% decrease in payment… Read More

European Transactional Service Worldline Partners Microsoft to Enable Fraud Protection for E-Commerce Payments

Worldline (Euronext: WLN), the European leader in payments and transactional services firm, has teamed up with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) in order to integrate Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection into Worldline’s digital commerce payments solution. Online fraud has increased considerably during the COVID-19 crisis and resulting economic… Read More

Cybersecurity: Kompli-Global Launches Initiative to Help Firms Evaluate their Financial Fraud Prevention Strategies

With fraudulent activities on the rise and malicious actors becoming a lot smarter and more sophisticated in navigating online systems, it has become quite critical for payments and financial services providers to make sure they’ve got the right cybersecurity measures in place to combat online… Read More

Fraud Awareness App Introduced by HSBC UK, Allows Businesses to Track Suspicious Activities, Potential Scams

HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC), a British multinational investment bank and financial services holding company, recently revealed that its UK division had introduced a fraud awareness app to offer businesses or companies up-to-the-minute or the latest updates on potential scams. HSBC, which is the second… Read More

Fraudio, a Cloud Native, AI enabled Payment Fraud Detection Solution, Secures $3.3M via Seed Round

Fraudio, a startup founded by experts from the Dutch payment ecosystem, has reportedly secured  $3.3 million in capital via a seed round. The Fraudio team claims that they’ve spent two years developing a Cloud native, centralized AI and machine learning payment fraud detection solution for… Read More

NatWest to Allow UK Consumers to Set their Own Daily Digital Bank Transfer Limits to Reduce APP Scams

NatWest, a major retail and commercial bank in the UK, will reportedly be letting clients set up their own daily digital bank transfer limits – which should help reduce the potential damage done by authorized payment push (APP) scams. NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and… Read More

Fraudulent Activities: Which? Requests UK Banks to Release Figures on Percentage of Clients Refunded for Authorized Push Payment Scams

UK-based consumer group Which? has asked local banking institutions and building societies to release figures on the number or percentage of clients they refund for authorized push payment (APP) fraud. APP scams have been increasing during the Coronavirus crisis, with losses reaching almost half a… Read More

UK Finance Reports that 70% of Automated Push Payment Scams Originated via Online Platforms

UK Finance, a trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector (representing around 300 local companies offering credit, banking, markets and payment-related services), has shared an analysis of almost 7,000 authorized push payment (APP) scam incidents. The analysis reveals that around 70% of… Read More

UK Finance, Which?, City of London Police Sign Letter Asking Government to Add Online Scams to “Online Safety” Bill

UK Finance (a trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector that represents around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services), Which? (an organization that reviews products and services, so that you “make the best purchase decisions” for your… Read More

HSBC UK Reports that Biometric Verification with its Caller ID Program, Voice ID, Reduced Bank Fraud by 50%

HSBC‘s caller ID program Voice ID has reportedly managed to reduce telephone banking fraud by more than 50% during the past 12 months, indicating that biometric verification can be quite effective in fighting against bad actors. HSBC says that its voice biometrics system has helped… Read More

Nearly 75% of Financial Institutions in US, UK Reveal there’s an Increase in Cybercrime Following COVID Outbreak: Report

Almost three-quarters or 75% of financial institutions have reported an increase in cybercrime activities since the Covid-19 outbreak (around February 2020), according to a survey released by BAE Systems. The survey of 902 banking institutions and insurance providers, based in the US and the UK,… Read More

Uppsala Security and South Korean Digital Asset Exchange Bithumb Reportedly Helped Victim Recover 20M KRW from Alleged Fraud

Uppsala Security, a provider of tools for Crypto AML, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Cybersecurity revealed on Monday (April 26, 2021) that with assistance from Bithumb, one of South Korea’s leading digital asset exchanges, it has helped a victim to “recover approximately 20 million KRW”… Read More

Bitcoin Fraud: Teenager Graham Clark Accepts Plea Deal after Being Charged for Acquiring $100K in BTC via Twitter Scam

A teenager who’s responsible for taking over many high-profile Twitter accounts, as part of a huge Bitcoin scam last year, has now agreed to serve 3 years in prison in a plea deal. Graham Clark, 18, has confirmed that he’ll be pleading guilty to State… Read More

Money Laundering via Global Financial System Estimated at Up to $2T Annually, AI Models May Address Issues, Banking Circle Explains

Banking Circle, a financial infrastructure developer, notes that McKinsey has found that around $800 billion to $2 trillion has been laundered annually via the international banking system. Banking Circle reveals that criminals keep using more sophisticated methods to launder funds, which may put the reputations… Read More

Fraudulent Activities via Online Platforms have Increased Significantly as More Transactions are Now Conducted via the Internet

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced individuals and businesses to adopt new working practices and move their operations online. This has led to a considerable increase in fraudulent activities being carried out via digital platforms, because many more transactions are now conducted online or via the… Read More

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