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Nationwide Building Society Reportedly Stops 2,000 More Online Shopping Frauds with SCA

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New payment checks at online checkouts are “proving invaluable” as Nationwide Building Society reports it is “protecting its members from an additional 2,000 cases of online card fraud a month.” Despite the fact that some transactions now take a little longer, new research from UK’s… Read More

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Acquires Biometric Innovator BehavioSec

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions, part of RELX, has announced the acquisition of BehavioSec, “an advanced behavioral biometrics technology provider.” Founded in Sweden in 2008 with a presence in the U.S., Canada and EMEA, BehavioSec provides “a highly predictive behavioral biometrics solution that uses behavior analysis for… Read More

Early Warning Introduces Verify Identity, an ID Fraud Detection Solution

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Early Warning Services, LLC, announces Verify Identity, a synthetic identity fraud detection solution “for qualifying financial services organizations (FSOs), mobile network providers, corporations and government entities.” This new technology service combines predictive scoring with rules-based solutions “to determine the likelihood that a prospective customer is… Read More

Transaction Disputes Surge as Supply Chain Disruptions Continue, Verifi Reports

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As the COVID-19 pandemic winds on into its third year, waves of new virus variants continue to “wreak havoc with supply chains,” according to an update from Verifi. Firms responsible for taking goods through each step on the journey “from manufacturing to customers’ doorsteps find… Read More

SEC Charges Block Bits Capital, Founders with Fraudulent Unregistered Securities Offering, Criminal Charges Join Enforcement Action

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued charges against Block Bits Capital, LLC, Block Bits Capital GP I, LLC, and the co-founders Japheth Dillman and David Mata, alleging fraudulent offering of unregistered securities. Block Bits along with Dillman and Mata, apparently raised about $1 million… Read More

Archegos “Propped Up a $36 Billion House of Cards”: SEC Charges Archegos and Founder with Massive Fraud

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Sung Kook (Bill) Hwang, the owner of the family office Archegos Capital Management, with allegations of a massive fraud that “resulted in billions of dollars in losses.” The SEC alleges that Hwang and Archegos purchased security-based swaps… Read More

Security Report Reveals Fraudsters Passed “Knowledge Based” Authentication Questions 92% of the Time

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Pindrop, which claims to be an international leader in voice tech, recently shared its annual Voice Intelligence & Security Report “uncovering how companies might be accidentally inviting fraud, threat mongers from the dark web and bad actors better prepared to pass authentication.” As noted in… Read More

Marqeta Adds New Fraud Tools, RiskControl, to Counter Digital Fraud

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Marqeta (NASDAQ: MQ), a future-facing card issuance platform, has announced a new set of tools to battle the ever-present fraudsters that challenge all financial services firms. “RiskControl” is a new feature designed to provide Marqeta customers with a comprehensive service to handle end-to-end risk management… Read More

Fintech Seon, which Specializes in Fraud Prevention, Acquires $94M in Funding

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Seon, a startup that’s focused on assisting Fintechs like Revolut with addressing online fraud, has secured $94 million in capital, in order to implement various tools for preventing sanctions evasion by Russia. The London-headquartered firm secured the funding via an investment round that was led… Read More

Bill Sytsma: Senior Vice President at Callsign Reveals How Authorized Push Payment Fraud Poses Threats for Consumers

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We recently connected with Bill Sytsma, Senior Vice President at Callsign, a digital trust pioneer servicing some of the top banks in the US, to discuss authorized push payment (APP) fraud. Bill began working at Callsign in January 2021, where he is responsible for the… Read More

Hyosung Selects Advanced Fraud Solutions to Enhance ATM Deposit Fraud Protections

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Advanced Fraud Solutions (AFS), a provider of deposit fraud detection software, has announced that it has been “picked by Hyosung to strengthen its U.S.-based ATMs and kiosks against deposit fraud.” Hyosung, a manufacturer of ATMs worldwide, will “integrate TrueChecks® – the industry’s … check fraud… Read More

Formerly Square, Block Admits that Customer Information was Stolen Last December

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In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Block (NYSE:SQ), formerly Square, has acknowledged a breach of information that involved users which took place in December of last year. The company states that it is contacting around 8.2 million current and former customers… Read More

Millions of UK Consumers Now at Risk of Fraud after “Ignoring” Bank Payment Warnings: Report

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Millions of UK bank account holders are “putting themselves at a much greater risk” of fraud by ignoring warnings provided by the Confirmation of Payee (CoP) service. This, according to research by Lloyds Bank. When sending funds online to someone that hasn’t been paid before,… Read More

CFTC Wins Consent Order on Firm that Told Clients it Would Trade Crypto For Them, Used the Money for Personal Expenses Instead

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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced a consent order against defendants Abner Alejandro Tinoco, and his company, Kikit & Mess Investments, LLC. The order was entered in the Western District of Texas in regards to an enforcement action. The order imposes injunctive relief, including… Read More

Alloy Teams Up with Prove to Improve Digital Onboarding, Reduce Risk of Fraud

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Alloy, the identity decisioning platform for banks and Fintech firms, recently announced its partnership with Prove, a “phone-centric” digital identity provider, to enable financial institutions “to verify and authenticate their customers.” Alloy‘s identity decisioning platform “brings the many pieces of digital identity into a centralized… Read More

GoCardless Announces Fraud Prevention Tool

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UK-based GoCardless, a direct bank payment solution, has announced a fraud prevention tool – Verified Mandates. The new feature is said to combine the Account Information Services (AIS) capabilities of open banking with direct debit to stop fraud before it happens. GoCardless describes its services… Read More

BNPL: Survey Reveals that Nearly 25% of those Who Experienced Fraud No Longer Use Buy Now Pay Later Services

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Callsign, the digital trust pioneer, recently announced the results of their first Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) survey which polled over 2,000 U.S. adults on their experience with Buy Now Pay Later services “offered via retail sites.” Buy Now Pay Later services have “continued to… Read More

Croatian Lender Robo.cash Comments on Red Flags in P2P Investments, How to Spot Scams

In recent years, the peer-to-peer market has become “a competitive alternative to traditional assets due to attractive returns on investments, their predictability (yield and term are known in advance), ease of management and low volatility.” according to an update from Robo.cash. However, Robocash clarifies that… Read More

André Ferraz: CEO at Incognia Discusses Why Location Spoofing Is Critical for Crypto Firms Amid Sanctions on Russia

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André Ferraz. CEO at Incognia, a “privacy-first” innovator in location technology, enabling “frictionless” zero-factor authentication for mobile. recently commented on why location spoofing is critical for crypto companies amid sanctions on Russia. He talked about why it is important to keep track of users’ activities… Read More

CFTC, DOJ Charge Individuals in Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scam


The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has charged Dwayne Golden of Florida, Jatin Patel of India, Marquis Egerton of North Carolina, and Gregory Aggesen of New York with fraud for operating a Ponzi scam involving Bitcoin. According to the CFTC, the four individuals fraudulently solicited more… Read More

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