Tagged: fraud

Crypto Expert Predicts Alex Mashinsky, Former Celsius CEO, Will Go To Prison for a Long Time

“The business model Celsius advertised and sold to its customers was not the business that Celsius actually operated.” – Court Document, Filed January 31, 2023 Celsius, one of the first big crypto firms to fail and file for bankruptcy protection, continues to meander its way… Read More

Fintechs Brace for Soaring Financial Crime – Cyber, Tax Fraud, Environmental Crime Top Concerns: Report

  As war continues to rage in Ukraine and inflation impacts the economy, fintechs and digital banks expect the subsequent global economic downturn “to drive a rise in financial crime – and they’re staffing up their financial crime prevention teams.” A new survey by ComplyAdvantage,… Read More

Inscribe Secures $25M in Funding to Combat Financial Fraud with AI

Groceries, transportation, relationships, entertainment, and more are all now “available at the swipe of a smartphone,” the team at Inscribe notes in a blog post. Buyers have come “to not only enjoy — but expect — frictionless interactions that provide instant gratification.” Fast response times… Read More

Financial Crime Is Becoming More Prevalent and Financial Institutions Not Prepared to Deal with Threats: Report

Over the last 30 years, financial crime has increasingly become “a concern to governments around the world,” according to an update from Juniper Research. Today, there is widespread recognition that “economically motivated crime poses a long-term threat to the stability and development of societies’ economies… Read More

Sandbar Secures $4.8M to Combat Financial Crime with Transaction Monitoring Software

Sandbar, a provider of anti-money laundering, fraud, and counter-terrorism risk detection software, announced the availability of its product and a $4.8 million seed investment led by Lachy Groom and Abstract Ventures. Other participating investors “include BoxGroup, as well as more than 45 angel investors including… Read More

Pismo, Sumsub to Offer Identity Verification in Banking Transactions

Managing compliance risks can feel intimidating, “especially because identity crime and fraud attempts jumped by 36% in 2021 relative to 2020,” according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. As global regulations and accessibility increase, so do compliance risks. To ensure secure operations and offer a… Read More

CIMB Bank in Malaysia Announces Lock Clicks ID Feature to Prevent Fraudulent Activities

CIMB Bank Berhad and CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad announced that it has introduced a self-service ‘Lock Clicks ID’ feature which acts as a ‘kill switch’ for both its CIMB Clicks App and CIMB OCTO App “effective 16 January 2023.” The new feature will enable customers… Read More

SEC Reveals Charges Against Former FTX, Alameda Research Executives Gary Wang, Caroline Ellison

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Caroline Ellison, the former CEO of Alameda Research, and Zixiao (Gary) Wang, the former Chief Technology Officer of FTX Trading Ltd. (FTX), for their part in the “multi-year scheme” to commit fraud in regards to FTX, once… Read More

House of Cards: SEC Issues Litigation Release on Sam Bankman-Fried and Plot to Defraud Equity Investors by Misrepresenting FTX

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a litigation release regarding allegations that Sam Bankman-Fried defrauded equity investors in FTX. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have also announced charges against Bankman-Fried…. Read More

European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) Identify Good Practices for Financial Education Initiatives on Scams, Cybersecurity

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – ESAs) published a joint thematic Report on national financial education initiatives on digitalization, with “a focus on cybersecurity, scams, and fraud.” The Report identifies good practices “that national competent authorities and other public entities can… Read More

Fintech CLOWD9, Netcetera to Help Combat Global Payments Fraud

CLOWD9, which claims to be the world’s first cloud native and decentralized payments processing platform has partnered with Netcetera, a global software company for secure and convenient digital payment solutions, as its payment security provider. CLOWD9 will “use its 3-D secure issuer service for transaction… Read More

New Fraud Refund Mechanism Could Exclude a Quarter of Victims, TSB Warns

TSB is warning that around a quarter (25%) of fraud victims could be “denied reimbursement under the Payment Systems Regulator’s proposed refund mechanism, due to be introduced next year.” TSB claims it has long-campaigned “for higher fraud protections across the banking industry – and in… Read More

CFTC Pursues Enforcement Action Against Perpetrator Who Allegedly Plundered a Decentralized Digital Asset Exchange

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a civil lawsuit against Avraham Eisenberg, alleging a fraudulent scam to obtain over $110 million in digital assets from a decentralized digital asset exchange. The enforcement action has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the… Read More

Return to Normal Business Activities in 2022 Has Seen Fraud Rates Drop Slightly, Onfido Report Reveals

Fraud spikes during periods of uncertainty and instability, and “the COVID-19 pandemic was no exception to this,” according to an update from Onfido. Onfido noted that the years 2020 to 2021 “saw all-time highs in the number of fraudulent attempts.” However as the world has… Read More

ComplyAdvantage, an AI-driven Fraud and AML Risk Detection Platform, Announces Inclusion in Chartis RiskTech100

ComplyAdvantage, which claims to be a global leader in AI-driven fraud and anti-money laundering (AML) risk detection, announced its inclusion in the Chartis RiskTech100. The RegTech saw “an increase in its overall score compared with 2022, driven by an almost 8 percentage point increase in… Read More

FBI Warns that Cybercriminals Are Impersonating Brands Using Search Engine Ads Services to Defraud Users

The FBI is warning the public that cybercriminals are using search engine advertisement services “to impersonate brands and direct users to malicious sites that host ransomware and steal login credentials and other financial information.” Cybercriminals purchase advertisements that “appear within internet search results using a… Read More

Former Alameda Research, FTX Execs Apologize, Admit Guilt in Court: Report

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Former CEO of Alameda Research Carolyn Ellison has apologized for her misdeeds pertaining to the collapse of FTX as well as Alameda. Gary Wang, FTX co-founder and former CTO, has also acknowledged his errors, according to multiple reports. Both Ellison and Wang have pleaded guilty… Read More

Debit – Credit Card Fraud Topped $32 Billion in 2021, $12 Billion was in the US

Credit/Debit card fraud hit $32.34 billion in 2021, with $11.9 billion of that coming from the United States, according to a report from Nilson. Worldwide, losses jumped by 14% in 2021. Nilson states that the US accounted for 37% of worldwide losses to card fraud… Read More

CFTC Joins SEC, DOJ in Filing Charges Against Caroline Ellison, Former Alameda CEO, Gary Wang, Co-Founder of FTX

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has joined both the SEC and US Department of Justice in filing fraud charges against Caroline Ellison, former Alameda CEO, and Gary Wang, FTX co-founder and former CTO. The CFTC initially filed the fraud action on December 13 against… Read More

SEC Files Charges Against “Crypto Pyramid Scheme”

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges in another case of alleged crypto fraud. This time the “crypto pyramid scheme” apparently targeted the Spanish-speaking community. According to the SEC, Francisley Valdevino Da Silva, Juan Antonio Tacuri Fajardo, Ramon Antonio Perez Arias, and Jose… Read More

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