Tagged: fraud

Account Takeover Fraud Is Now an Increasingly Common Online Crime: Report

Account takeover fraud is an alarmingly common type of online crime, which can “affect businesses and individuals alike,” according to an update from SEON. This form of attack tends “to occur when a fraudster poses as an established, genuine client of a business, or as… Read More

Former CNBC Guest Commentator Hit with Fraud Charges by SEC [u]

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a civil injunctive action against James Arthur McDonald, Jr. The SEC noted that McDonald was previously a guest commentator for CNBC – the leading financial news network. The charges were filed against McDonald and his SEC-registered investment… Read More

Persona, Serpro to Combat Identity Fraud in Brazil

Persona announced it has partnered with Serpro, the federal government technology company of Brazil. As part of the partnership, Persona has “integrated with Serpro to unlock the ability to validate both PII and biometric information against government data sources.” The joint initiative will enable organizations… Read More

Compliance Platform Sardine Secures $51.5M via Series B Led by Andreessen Horowitz

As a provider of fraud, compliance, and instant settlement solutions, Sardine announced a $51.5 million Series B funding round in order “to accelerate product development as well as marketing and sales across the globe.” Andreessen Horowitz’s Growth Fund led the investment round with participation from… Read More

Tamas Kadar: CEO at SEON Comments on Fraud in the Metaverse, Latest NFT, Fintech Trends

We recently connected with Tamas Kadar, CEO and co-founder at SEON., which aims to harness the power of AI to protect your business from fraud, get a 360° view of customers, and increase conversion rates. Kadar talked about the latest issues involving e-commerce fraud. His… Read More

SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Digital Asset Promoter

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed fraud charges against Gabriel Edelman, Creative Advancement LLC, and Edelman Blockchain Advisors LLC, for allegedly defrauding investors out of $4.39 million. According to the SEC, Edelman and his affiliated entities offered and sold securities using false and… Read More

Over $2.3B Lost to Web3 Scams, Exploits in 2022, Over 377 Cyberattacks Reported

So far in 2022, $2,338,910,183 billion has been “lost to various scams and exploits in the Web3 world and a total of ~377 attacks recorded this year,” according to an update shared by CertiK. Just like in July, August has “seen the same number of… Read More

Consumers’ Online Payment Security Concerns Grow During Cost-of-Living Crisis: Report

Over half (59%) of consumers are “more concerned about becoming a victim of fraud now than they were in 2021.” That’s according to research released by specialized payments platform, Paysafe (NYSE: PSFE) which indicates that consumers across North America, Latin America and Europe are “prioritizing… Read More

Internet Offering Fraud: SEC Charges Group With Fraud for Bogus Fund that Didn’t Exist

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the Archer Capital Management Group, Archer Growth Fund, and two related entities, HDR Management LLC and Silvermoon Group LLC, with an alleged fraudulent scheme that raised $2.6 million from at least 20 unsuspecting investors. According to the… Read More

FBI Warns that Cybercriminals Are Exploiting Vulnerabilities in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Platforms

The FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation] is warning investors that cybercriminals are “increasingly exploiting vulnerabilities in decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms to steal cryptocurrency, causing investors to lose money.” The FBI has “observed cybercriminals exploiting vulnerabilities in the smart contracts governing DeFi platforms to steal investors’… Read More

Regtech Sumsub Expands Business Operations to the US

Sumsub, a Regtech company that helps businesses stay compliant and fight digital fraud, “establishes its first US office in Miami, Florida, launching new services available for US customers.” Now local clients can “add Social Security Number (SSN) checks to verify users through Social Security records.”… Read More

Kyle Ferdolage: Lead Trust and Safety Analyst at N26 Says They’re Raising Awareness About Potential Scams

The past 12 months have seen phishing attacks rise 29% globally to reach a new record of 873.9M attacks, with the highest uptake of over 400% in the retail and wholesale industries, according to the 2022 ThreatLabz Phishing Report by ZscalerTM. The United States, Singapore,… Read More

Checkout.com Makes Authentication Enhancements to Enhance Payment Performance

Checkout.com, the cloud-based payments service provider, announced updates to its Authentication product “to help merchants combat fraud and optimize their revenues, with an evolving toolkit of products and features to help merchants navigate the rapidly evolving landscape.” Checkout.com’s enhancements to its Authentication solution “comes at… Read More

epay Chooses Berlin’s Fraugster to Enhance Fraud Prevention Services for its Payment Processing

Fraugster, a payment intelligence company, has been selected by epay “to pilot AI payment fraud prevention services.” epay is “a full-service payment provider” and the digital payments processing business segment of the financial technology solutions and payments provider Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT). epay’s worldwide… Read More

Kåre Kjelstrøm: CTO at Concordium Explains How Blockchain Tech May Enhance Social Media Platforms

We recently connected with Kåre Kjelstrøm, Chief Technology Officer at layer-1 blockchain company Concordium. Kåre, who has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, is leading the development of Concordium’s blockchain platform – which embeds encrypted ID into on-chain transactions in… Read More

Equifax Reveals Plan to Acquire Midigator

Equifax (NYSE: EFX) is expanding its global footprint in digital identity and fraud prevention with “a definitive agreement to acquire Midigator LLC, a provider of post-transaction fraud mitigation solutions.” With the rise of global ecommerce sales, “expected to hit $5.5 trillion in 2022, transaction disputes… Read More

“Friendly” Fraud Is on the Rise, Visa’s Compelling Evidence 3.0 to Assist Merchants with Issues

According to Visa (NYSE: V) internal reporting, friendly fraud can “account for up to 75% of all chargebacks.” Mike Lemberger, Senior Vice President of North America Risk at Visa, said: “Friendly fraud is not always friendly, especially from a merchant’s perspective,” The Fair Credit Billing… Read More

Scammers Are Exploiting Crypto Owners in Liquidity Mining Scam: Report

The FBI recently issued a Public Service Announcement to “warn American citizens about a cryptocurrency scam using an investment strategy called Liquidity Mining in which scammers exploit owners of cryptocurrency, typically Tether (USDT) and/or Ethereum (ETH).” The scammer “builds a professional or personal relationship with… Read More

Survey Reveals that “Friendly” Fraud Reached “Crisis Levels” for US, UK Retailers

Credit card chargebacks are reaching “crisis levels” for retailers on both sides of the Atlantic, according to a survey of U.S. and U.K. consumers published by Justt, the chargeback mitigation pioneer. Two-thirds of U.S. shoppers and 44% of British shoppers “have filed chargebacks in the… Read More

NanoPay Mexico Selects BPC’s SmartVista Anti-Fraud Tech

BPC, the international payments solution provider, has been selected as partner by NanoPay in Mexico, and has launched its anti-fraud solution SmartVista in order to safeguard credit card transfers for its clients. Daniel Hernández, Business Development Director and Country Manager Mexico at BPC, said: “The… Read More

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