Tagged: fraudulent activities

Bitcoin Fraud: Teenager Graham Clark Accepts Plea Deal after Being Charged for Acquiring $100K in BTC via Twitter Scam

A teenager who’s responsible for taking over many high-profile Twitter accounts, as part of a huge Bitcoin scam last year, has now agreed to serve 3 years in prison in a plea deal. Graham Clark, 18, has confirmed that he’ll be pleading guilty to State… Read More

Money Laundering via Global Financial System Estimated at Up to $2T Annually, AI Models May Address Issues, Banking Circle Explains

Banking Circle, a financial infrastructure developer, notes that McKinsey has found that around $800 billion to $2 trillion has been laundered annually via the international banking system. Banking Circle reveals that criminals keep using more sophisticated methods to launder funds, which may put the reputations… Read More

Fraudulent Activities via Online Platforms have Increased Significantly as More Transactions are Now Conducted via the Internet

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced individuals and businesses to adopt new working practices and move their operations online. This has led to a considerable increase in fraudulent activities being carried out via digital platforms, because many more transactions are now conducted online or via the… Read More

Tel Aviv based Digital Identity Firm BioCatch Acquires Another US Patent for Method It Uses to Verify Users’ Credentials

BioCatch, a digital identity firm, has revealed that it has acquired a registered US patent for the method it uses to verify a user’s identity and for detecting fraud. According to BioCatch, the verification process is based on the manner in which the user holds… Read More

European Online Lending Platform October Warns Financial Crimes are on the Rise following COVID Outbreak including Money Mules

European online lender October recently alerted consumers about the money muling fraud. The company explained what usually takes place when bad actors carry out these fraudulent activities and shares tips to avoid getting scammed. October notes that if you’re being offered “opportunities” to make easy… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Warns Public about Serious Risks of Trading in Securities Incited by Social Media Groups

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank and financial regulator, and the Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) have asked the general public to be on alert to the potential risks that may be involved in trading in securities incited by online discussion… Read More

Burak Yildirim from Global Fintech Adyen Explains how they Open-Source their Technology Stack and Build Secure Financial Solutions

Payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) explains that their approach to engineering and development involves open-sourcing their technology stack or building various solutions in-house. Burak Yildirim, Team Lead, Adyen, writes in a blog post that being the most “money-involved domain” of Fintech, payment processing platforms such… Read More

YouTube related Cryptocurrency Scams are on the Rise, Gemini Security Team Reveals

The Security team at Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a digital currency exchange and custodian, has revealed that they’ve seen a significant increase in the number of crypto-related scams, as virtual currencies continued to gain popularity over the past year. Gemini Security explains that scams… Read More

UK’s FCA Issues Warnings about Loan Fee Fraud, Cryptoassets-related and Coroanvirus Scams, especially During Holidays

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued “Three Wise Warnings” for the nation’s consumers. The financial regulator has cautioned that customers should look out for loan fee fraud this Christmas or holiday season. The FCA notes that if you’ve been asked to pay some… Read More

E-Commerce Fraud Prevention Solution Provider Forter Secures $125 Million via Series E Round at $1.3 Billion Valuation

Forter, an established e-commerce fraud prevention solution provider, has secured $125 million in capital through a Series E investment round. Forter’s latest round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Felix Capital and Itai Tsiddon. Sequoia Capital, NewView Capital, Scale Venture Partners, March Capital Partners and… Read More

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

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