Tagged: fraud

Australia’s CBA Cautions Small Businesses Against Tax Time Scams

Commonwealth Bank is urging small businesses to be extra vigilant this tax season, as scammers use sophisticated tactics to rob hardworking Australians of their tax returns. With the end of financial year approaching, scammers and cybercriminals “generally ramp up their tax scam activity, using phishing… Read More

Fraudulent Activities: Significant Increase in Purchase Scams Reported to Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland is warning consumers about a new wave of purchase scams which is luring consumers to make payments for goods and services through an advertisement online, which then transpires to be fake. In the last year, there has been “a 32% increase in… Read More

artius.ID CEO Michael Marcotte Sounds Dire Biometric Fraud Warning

Biometric-based fraud is the number one threat financial services providers face today, warns Michael Marcotte, CEO at artius.ID, a digital ID and authentication firm. This intervention comes off the heels of the RSA cybersecurity conference, where academics, entrepreneurs and corporations discussed pressing security issues. Marcotte,… Read More

Sift Adds 2 Fraud Metrics to Fraud Industry Benchmarking Resource

Sift, the AI-powered anti-fraud platform securing digital trust for leading global businesses, recently announced the availability of trend data for two new fraud metrics in the Fraud Industry Benchmarking Resource. The Fraud Industry Benchmarking Resource is powered by Sift’s Global Data Network, which analyzes more… Read More

DOJ: Two Brothers Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Ethereum (ETH) Blockchain, Stealing $25M in Crypto

A US Department of Justice (DOJ) indictment was unsealed, charging Anton Peraire-Bueno, 24, of Boston, and James Pepaire-Bueno, 28, of New York, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The charges in the indictment arise “from an alleged… Read More

Consumers Are Increasinly Being Victimized by Fraudulent Activities on Gig Economy Platforms – Report

More than one-third of American consumers have been victimized by fraud while using gig economy platforms, like delivery and ride-sharing apps, according to a new report from TransUnion (NYSE: TRU). This represents a 21% increase from its last survey of gig-economy consumers in July 2023…. Read More

Sift Updates Fraud Industry Benchmarking Resource Trend Data

Sift, an AI-powered fraud platform, this week released trend data for two new fraud metrics in the Fraud Industry Benchmarking Resource. The Fraud Industry Benchmarking Resource is powered by Sift’s Global Data Network, which analyzes more than one trillion events and identity signals per year…. Read More

SoFi Brokerage Division to Pay $1.1M FINRA Fine for Alleged Fraud Prevention Failures

SoFi’s (NASDAQ: SOFI) brokerage division will be required to pay a $1.1 million penalty to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for alleged fraud detection shortcomings which reportedly enabled fraudsters to create SoFi Money accounts by using fake or stolen identities online. SoFi Securities allegedly… Read More

UK’s PSR Is Proposing to Direct Payments Services Providers Participating in CHAPS to Reimburse Victims of APP Scams

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) is proposing to direct banks and other payment firms participating in CHAPS to reimburse their customers who have been victims of authorised push payment (APP) scams. The PSR’s direction will underpin the Bank of England’s new CHAPS reimbursement rules. In… Read More

Regtech Socure Releases Document and Biometric Identity Fraud Report

Socure, the provider of artificial intelligence for digital identity verification, sanction screening, and fraud prevention, released its inaugural Document and Biometric Identity Fraud Report, detailing the rampant use of fake government-issued IDs and the techniques used to fool legacy document verification systems. According to the… Read More

APAC Fraud Damage Almost 4X Transaction Face Value: Lexis Nexis Report

The 2023 LexisNexis True Cost of Fraud Study – Asia Pacific finds that fraud costs APAC-based businesses nearly quadruple the face value lost in fraudulent transactions. In Australia, 66% of companies reported an increase in fraud in the 12 months prior to the survey, while… Read More

Fintech Block, Founded by Jack Dorsey, Said to be Target of Federal Investigation for Processing Illicit Crypto Transactions: Report

Block (NASDAQ:SQ), founded by Twitter (X) creator Jack Dorsey, is being scrutinized by federal prosecutors for allegedly facilitating illicit transactions. The report was first covered by NBC.com. Blcok operates the popular e-commerce platform Square as well as the P2P transfers platform CashApp. According to the… Read More

DataVisor, DCI Announce Expanded Fraud Protection Partnership

DataVisor, an AI-powered fraud and risk platform, this week expanded its partnership with DCI, a provider of core processing, digital banking, and fintech solutions. DCI will now broaden the use of DataVisor’s fraud solutions to support more community banks across a variety of use cases. Since partnering with… Read More

AsiaVerify Becomes Latest Addition to Detected’s Risk, Fraud and Compliance Ecosystem

-AsiaVerify has become the latest addition to Detected’s growing risk, fraud and compliance ecosystem. Detected’s ecosystem sits at the center of its platform, “gathering data as businesses complete onboarding.” The information collected builds a company profile, “the single source of truth, which is hosted within… Read More

Cognizant and FICO Launch Real-Time Payment Fraud Prevention Solution

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) announced a planned collaboration with FICO (NYSE: FICO),  a analytics software company, to launch a cloud-based real-time payment fraud prevention solution powered by FICO Falcon Fraud Manager. The joint offering would leverage both firms’ artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Releases Financial Crime and Consumer Security Report

Revolut, the global financial app with more than 40 million customers worldwide, has  announced the release of its first Financial Crime and Consumer Security Report, containing exclusive scam and fraud insights. The report, based on extensive internal research and data analysis, “aims to shed light… Read More

Hong Kong Association of Banks and HKMA Introduce Anti-Scam Consumer Protection Initiative

Following the launch of the Anti-Scam Consumer Protection Charter last year, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced (10 April), in collaboration with the Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB), the launch of the Anti-Scam Consumer Protection Charter 2.0. With the participation of more institutions… Read More

Majority of US Consumers Still Write Checks and Millions Reportedly Fall Victim to Check Fraud

Abrigo, a provider of financial crime prevention and risk management solutions for U.S. financial institutions, announced new survey results revealing how Americans and small businesses are struggling with check fraud, along with misperceptions about the growing problem. More than one thousand adults in the U.S.,… Read More

UK’s Lloyds Bank Issues Warning About Rise in Fraudulent Activities During Summer Holidays

With summer fast approaching, Lloyds Bank is warning hopeful holidaymakers they could fall victim to a scam when booking a trip. These scams have reportedly “risen 7% over the past year, with people losing £765 on average, with those aged 35 to 44 – often… Read More

Regtech NICE Actimize Introduces Integrated Fraud Management and Detection Solution

 NICE Actimize, a NICE business (Nasdaq: NICE), announced the availability of IFM 11 (Integrated Fraud Management), a new release of its AI-driven fraud management and detection platform. The new release leverages recent advancements in artificial intelligence “together with NICE Actimize’s unique collective intelligence capabilities to… Read More

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