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Fraud Protection Must Be Priority For BNPL Merchants

As is the case with any technology, when a new service becomes popular, it will also grab the attention of fraudsters. The latest process to get this treatment is the buy now pay later (BNPL) sector, a service recently adopted by Walmart and Target. With… Read More

Hacked Crypto, Payments Account Costs on the Rise

The value of hacked PayPal accounts has surged in 2021, while verified cryptocurrency accounts will cost you a pretty penny, research analyzed and originally published by wette.de reveals. In September, such an account was worth 9.2 cents for every dollar in the account. That is… Read More

Hemp Firm CanaFarma Hit with Fraud Charges from SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has leveled fraud charges against erstwhile hemp firm CannaFarma Hemp Products Corp, (CSE:CNFA) and its founders. According to the SEC, the company allegedly committed fraud in a securities offering that raised $15 million from investors. The SEC claims that… Read More

Verifff, an International ID Verification Service, Teams Up with SimpliFi, a Cards as a Service Platform

Veriff, an international ID verification provider, is teaming up with SimpliFi, a Cards as a Service (CaaS) platform for the MENA region and Pakistan, in order to protect SimpliFi clients from identity fraud within their “instant” card issuance programs. Through their partnership, Veriff will be… Read More

Vesta Report: CNP Fraud Is Becoming Highly Sophisticated, Resulting in New Threats for Merchants Globally

Vesta, a transaction guarantee platform for digital or online purchases, has published its Global Card-Not-Present (CNP) Fraud Report, which features an analysis of millions of virtual transactions from Q1 2020 through Q1 2021 in order to track how CNP fraud has evolved during that particular… Read More

SEC Files Charges Against Analyst that Allegedly was Front Running Big Trades

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against a quant analyst for “perpetrating a years-long front-running scheme that generated illicit profits of at least $8.5 million.” Sergei Polevikov, who worked at two asset management firms, allegedly abused his position to benefit from information he… Read More

Funding Portal Trucrowd, Crowdfunding Issuers Hit With SEC Fraud Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission has leveled fraud charges against TruCrowd and three issuers in allegations of fraud regarding $2 million of unregistered securities apparently offered via two investment crowdfunding offerings. As far as we are aware, this is the first significant enforcement action pertaining… Read More

Bad Actors Diverted, Used SMS One-Time Passwords to Perform Fraudulent Credit Cards Transfers, Affecting Singapore Consumers

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and Singapore Police Force (SPF) recently revealed that malicious actors overseas had been able to divert and use SMS one-time passwords (OTPs) to carry out fraudulent credit card transfers impacting 75 banking clients based… Read More

Financial Crime: UK’s Starling Bank Explains How to Deal with Scam Artists and Fraudsters Online

The team at digital bank Starling asks whether you’ve every agreed to plans for something you “really didn’t want to do.” The UK-based banking challenger also asks whether you’ve “walked down the high street and been unable not buy something from that fast-talking street vendor.”… Read More

App Annie Hit with Fraud Allegations from SEC, Settles Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has leveled fraud charges against App Annie and its co-founder and former CEO Bertrand Schmitt. The SEC says App Annie and Schmitt have agreed to settle the fraud charges and will pay a penalty of over $10 million to… Read More

MonetaGo Provides Solution to Address Duplicate Financing Fraud in Global Trade Finance Industry

MonetaGo, a Fintech-focused services provider, reveals that it has created a platform to address financing fraud in the trade finance sector on an international level. The trade finance industry has been impacted by duplicate financing fraud. In these types of cases, companies can acquire financing… Read More

COVID-19 Outbreak Results in International Rise of Digital Commerce and Online Fraud: Report

The Coronavirus crisis has led to an international surge in digital commerce sales and online or all-digital businesses, as nationwide lockdowns have forced customers to engage with e-commerce platforms. As consumers continue to use digital commerce platforms and make cashless payments with virtual cards and… Read More

ICYMI: Direct Lending Investments Settles with the SEC

Last week in the blitz towards the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed an administrative proceeding pertaining to Direct Lending Investments (DLI) and an enforcement action that alleged securities fraud. In mid-2019, the SEC filed charges against DLI and its… Read More

SEC Hits Former HeadSpin CEO With Fraud Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today charged Manish Lachwani, the former CEO of HeadSpin, an app testing company, with defrauding investors out of $80 million by falsely claiming the company had achieved strong and consistent growth in acquiring customers and generating revenue. The SEC’s… Read More

Reg A+: GPL Ventures, HempAmericana Ploy Earns Fraud Charges by Securities and Exchange Commission

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged HempAmericana its CEO, and six others with allegations of a penny stock fraud scheme. The SEC also charged certain of the participants with operating as unregistered dealers, and has obtained emergency relief to halt ongoing conduct. HempAmericana… Read More

Fraud Prevention Firm SEON Hires Former Huffing Post Exec

Fraud prevention firm SEON has hired Otto Toth, former CTO of digital news outlet The Huffington Post and SVP and chief mobile innovation officer at AOL. The news comes shortly after the company secured €10 million ($12 million) Series A investment and opened new regional… Read More

SEC Charges Nine in Long Running Global Fraud Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week announced an emergency action charging nine people, including a public company chairman, for their participation in long-running fraudulent schemes that collectively generated hundreds of millions of dollars from unlawful stock sales and caused significant harm to retail… Read More

SEC Settles with Uulala and Founders for Unregistered Digital Security Offering

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced charges alleging an unregistered securities offering in regards to digital assets by Uulala. The SEC simultaneously announced a settlement with the company along with its founders Oscar Garcia and Matthew Loughran. According to the SEC, more than… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Executive Director Reveals how They’re Protecting Consumers from Emerging Threats

In a keynote speech that focused on fraud and financial crime at a conference in Asia, Carmen Chu, Executive Director (Enforcement and AML), Hong Kong Monetary Authority, discussed anti-money laundering and financial crime risk issues and the ability of authorities to address these problems. While… Read More

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

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