Tagged: fraudulent activities

Mastercard Says its AI and Machine Learning Solutions Aim to Stop Fraudulent Activites which have Increased Significantly due to COVID

Ajay Bhalla, President, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard, notes that artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are part of the payment company’s “first line of defense” in protecting over 75 billion transactions that Mastercard processes on its network every year. Bhalia recently revealed the different ways that… Read More

Cost of Fraud for Financial Services and Lending Firms Increased Significantly in the US and Canada: Report

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has published its latest research report, titled Risk Solutions 2020: True Cost of Fraud Study: Financial Services & Lending (for the US and Canadian financial services and lending sectors). The research report covers the different types of fraudulent activities in the lending… Read More

FATF Releases Updated Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Report

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization that develops policies to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, has released an updated report, titled, Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Published on September 14, 2020, the report notes that… Read More

Over 90% of Actual Cryptocurrency related Transactions within a Financial Institution Might Not Even be Detected: Report

Current Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) regulations state that it’s the responsibility of all financial service providers to accurately and promptly identify and report any suspicious or potentially fraudulent activity. This activity may be related to how criminals or bad actors exploit convertible virtual currencies… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Reportedly Becomes First Non-bank or Building Society to Join Confirmation of Payee Service

Earlier this week, Modulr reportedly became the very first non-bank or building society to join the Confirmation of Payee service, which allows people to check whether the payment details they’ve provided for an individual or company match the details that are held by the recipient’s… Read More

Bithumb Keeps Listing New Cryptos like Polkadot (DOT), Seems like Business As Usual, but it’s Being Investigated for Fraud by South Korean Authorities

It seems like business as usual at South Korea’s largest crypto exchange Bithumb, as it recently added trading support for Polkadot (DOT) tokens, which now have a market cap of more than $5.6 billion, making it one of the largest digital assets in terms of… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Algorithms are Increasingly being Used to Identify Fraudulent Transactions, Cybersecurity Professional Explains

The retail banking sector has been hit with numerous scams during the past few years. Cybercriminals are now also beginning to increasingly go after much larger corporate accounts by launching sophisticated malware and phishing attacks, according to Beate Zwijnenberg, chief information security officer at ING… Read More

$115 Billion in Losses Reported due to Scams Involving China’s P2P Lending Platforms

Peer to peer (P2P) investors based in China are reportedly facing losses of over 800 billion yuan (appr. $115 billion) in unpaid debt, due to failed lending platforms, according to the head of the nation’s banking industry regulator. Guo Shuqing, chairman of the Chinese Banking… Read More

Over 300,000 Potentially Fraudulent Sites with Fake Celeb Endorsements Identified by UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, Half were Related to Cryptocurrency

During the past few months, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reportedly took down more than 300,000 website URLs that were related to fake celebrity-backed or endorsed investments. More than half or 150,000 sites involved potentially fraudulent cryptocurrency investment offers. The NCSC noted on August… Read More

Fintech Sector Needs Proper Standards and Policies to Maintain Transparency, Ning Wang from PingPong Payments Recommends

The global Fintech ecosystem is growing steadily. The financial technology sector is projected to reach $460 billion within the next five years. But financial losses due to fraudulent activities have reached $42 billion, globally, during the past two years. The billions of dollars stolen due… Read More

Cybercrime and Banking Fraud Alert: State Bank of India, Nation’s Largest Lender, Reminds Customers to Never Share Personal Details with Anyone

The State of Bank of India (SBI) has again cautioned against the increasing number of fraudulent activities targeting unsuspecting bank account holders. The SBI is a multinational, public sector banking and financial services statutory body that’s headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Last year, it was ranked… Read More

Malaysian Securities Commission Warns that Operating a Crypto ATM without Authorization May Result in 10 Years Prison Sentence and Heavy Fines

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) recently warned local consumers and businesses against the usage of Cryptocurrency Automatic Teller Machines (Crypto ATMs). Crypto ATMs are machines that let individuals purchase and sell digital assets through cash, debit or credit cards or electronic wallets. These machines have… Read More

Lendy Investors Demand the Arrest of Former Directors Liam Brooke and Tim Gordan after they Allegedly Siphoned Investor Funds to Overseas Firms

UK-based Lendy, a peer to peer (P2P) lender that shut down in 2019 and went into administration, was requiring previous investors to pass certain anti-money laundering (AML) checks again, before they qualify to get refunds. Administrators of the bankrupt P2P lender have revealed that the… Read More

Financial Crime Carried Out by Stealing Banking Customers’ IDs Increased by 15% (from 2018) to $16.9 Billion in 2019: Report

The use of stolen and synthetic identities to carry out fraudulent activities increased significantly in 2019, and the COVID-19 crisis might be making the problem even worse, according to a recently published  Identity Fraud Report from Javelin Strategy & Research. Financial losses due to identity… Read More

Private Identity Firm Incognia Introduces Location-based Behavioral Biometrics Solutions for Banks, Fintech Companies

Private identity solution provider, Incognia, has introduced a location-based behavioral biometrics software product that aims to reduce or eliminate the growing rates of mobile fraud. According to a press release shared with CI, Incognia’s anti-fraud software development kit (SDK) and APIs aim to improve standard… Read More

Scam Alert: Fintech Zopa Warns that Many Fraudsters are Using Emails and Texts to Find and Target Unsuspecting Consumers

Fintech Zopa, which offers online lending services in a fund based fashion, has warned that scammers have been taking advantage of the current situation. According to a report from Action Fraud, victim losses due to the fraudulent activity related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in March… Read More

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