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SEC Catches Californian in Alleged Microcap Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged California resident Charlie Abujudeh with running microcap fraud schemes targeting retail investors. According to today’s complaint filed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Abujudeh was part of a group who between… Read More

SEC Alleges Fraud Regarding Crowdfunded Hotel Renovation

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed fraud charges against Rahulkumar M. Patel regarding an offer of securities that was conducted on an investment crowdfunding site. According to the SEC, Patel created a company DNA Lodging East Hartford LLC, to renovate and reopen a… Read More

Verifi, a Visa Solution, Explains Differences between First-Party and Friendly Fraud when Disputing Valid Transactions

Los Angeles based Verifi, a company that claims it has been leading the dispute management and payment protection sector for sellers and issuers since 2005, notes that by now, sellers may have realized that the consumer trend “away from in-store shopping and toward e-commerce is… Read More

SEC Files Fraud Charges Involving Two Firms, One Promised an App to to Transact in Crypto on Mobile Phones

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced fraud charges against Aron Govil of Jacksonville, Florida, for defrauding investors in two companies he controlled, Cemtrex Inc. and Telidyne Inc. Allegedly, Govil, the controlling shareholder and executive director of Cemtrex, misappropriated over $7 million of investor… 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

Brexit Not Driving Spending to UK Businesses: Report

Brexit has done little to shift UK consumer spending back home, the latest two chapters of emerchantpay’s New World, One Market Report shows. The study, which surveyed more than 2,000 British consumers, analyzes consumer behavior as some societies begin their emergence from the pandemic. When… 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

SEC Hits Real Estate Developer With Fraud, Misappropriation Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Californian Matthew J. Skinner and five of his companies for conducting four unregistered and fraudulent real estate offerings between 2015 and 2020. The companies involved are Empire West Equity Inc., Bayside Equity LP, Longacre Estates LP, Freedom Equity… Read More

AI Fraud Protection Firm Servicing Digital Goods nSure.ai Raises $6.8 Million Seed Round

Israel-based nSure.ai has raised a $6.8 million Seed round led by DisruptiveAI, Phoenix Insurance, Kamet (an AXA backed VC), Moneta Seeds and other individual investors. nSure.ai is a “predictive AI fraud protection company” that services digital goods such as gift cards, prepaid debit cards, software… Read More

European Banking Authority Releases Report on Data Provided by PSPs on SCA Compliance Readiness

The European Banking Authority (EBA), a regulatory body of the European Union that’s headquartered in Paris, released a report, earlier this week, on the data offered by payment service providers (PSPs) on their readiness to apply strong customer authentication (SCA) for the set of 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

Wirecard fallout: Lithuania’s Central Bank Revokes Fintech Finolita’s License

Lithuania’s central bank has revoked the license of UAB Finolita Unio, a local Fintech, on charges of violating anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorist financing rules. Finolita had received a license in 2019 from the Lithuanian central bank to execute “payment transactions” and issue, distribute and redeem electronic… 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

Experian on Fraud: 2020 Was a Big Year for Nefarious Actors and Illicit Activity in Financial Services

While the tactics may change, the goal of fraudsters in financial services remains the same: Separating hard-working individuals and corporations from their money. The emergence of the internet, and digital financial services, has created a new vector in the fight with criminals and those that… 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

Perspective: Covid Relief Fraud and Money Laundering in the United States

In an effort to mitigate the effects of Covid-related shutdowns, the US government poured trillions of dollars into relief programs, offering loans to businesses in need and sending checks to people whose income qualified them for aid. However, without adequate controls in place, there was… Read More

The Innovative Lending Platform Association Joins with Traditional Financial Services Associations to Advocate for API to Prevent Loan Fraud

The Innovative Lending Platform Association (ILPA) has joined with multiple traditional financial services associations to advocate on behalf of implementing an API structure to mitigate fraud on lending. In a letter addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury, the Commissioner of the IRS and the… 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

Stripe Announces Acquisition of Card Authentication Tech Company Bouncer

U.S.-based fintech Stripe announced on Friday it has acquired Bouncer, a card authentication technology company that is seeking to reduce fraud during online transactions. According to Stripe, Bouncer’s card scanning and risk technology is used to help online businesses reduce fraud and authenticate cards.  Stripe also revealed… 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

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