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Bill Sytsma: Senior Vice President at Callsign Reveals How Authorized Push Payment Fraud Poses Threats for Consumers

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We recently connected with Bill Sytsma, Senior Vice President at Callsign, a digital trust pioneer servicing some of the top banks in the US, to discuss authorized push payment (APP) fraud. Bill began working at Callsign in January 2021, where he is responsible for the… Read More

Millions of UK Consumers Now at Risk of Fraud after “Ignoring” Bank Payment Warnings: Report

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Millions of UK bank account holders are “putting themselves at a much greater risk” of fraud by ignoring warnings provided by the Confirmation of Payee (CoP) service. This, according to research by Lloyds Bank. When sending funds online to someone that hasn’t been paid before,… Read More

Croatian Lender Robo.cash Comments on Red Flags in P2P Investments, How to Spot Scams

In recent years, the peer-to-peer market has become “a competitive alternative to traditional assets due to attractive returns on investments, their predictability (yield and term are known in advance), ease of management and low volatility.” according to an update from Robo.cash. However, Robocash clarifies that… Read More

Fraudulent Activities are Reportedly being Ignored on Zelle by its Founders

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Banking institutions appear to be ignoring the problem of fraudulent activities allegedly being carried out via Zelle, a new report reveals, with large financial service providers that founded the service not really caring or concerned about issues with the digital payments platform. Zelle has quickly… Read More

Meta and Fintech Chime to Reportedly Sue Alleged Phishing Scam Artists Operating in Nigeria

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Mark Zuckerberg‘s Meta is teaming up Fintech Chime in order to go after (alleged) Nigerian scammers that the firms claim have been using social media channels to trick or deceive unsuspecting users out of their hard-earned cash. As reported by Newsweek, the lawsuit marks the… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore to Develop a Framework for Equitable Sharing of Losses from Scams

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently noted that banks in the Southeast Asian country have “substantially” implemented the additional measures to enhance the security of virtual banking announced on 19 January 2022. The measures, taken together, offer a “significant” added layer of security to… Read More

Refund Fraud Prevention: Disputify Founder Explains How His Tech Platform Addresses Online Refund Abuse

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The team at Mastercard (NYSE: MA) notes that for most or many of us, returns are “a necessary evil” following the holiday shopping season. For example, that sweater that Mom gave you might be two sizes too small. But for some consumers, returns are just “another… Read More

Over 50 Forked Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Projects Are Potential Rugpulls: Report

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A CertiK security analysis has found that over 50 so-called decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible token or NFT projects may have “critical” vulnerabilities. CertiK wrote in a blog post that they “feel obligated to share these insights” with their community members. According to the blockchain… Read More

Scamming Poses One of the Greatest Threats to Crypto and Blockchain Sector’s Continued Adoption: Report

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Chainalysis reveals that scams were once again the largest form of cryptocurrency-based crime by “transaction volume,” with more than $7.7 billion worth of crypto taken from unsuspecting victims globally. As noted by Chainalysis, that represents an increase of 81% compared to last year, a year… Read More

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

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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

Eastern Europe Ranked Third Globally for Overall Exposure to Illicit Activity Involving Cryptocurrencies: Report

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Eastern Europe has one of the largest cryptocurrency economies in the world. A recent report reveals that it’s the third-ranked global region for “overall exposure to illicit activity.” Eastern Europe is the only world region with a total transaction volume of $400 million+ for which… Read More

Qtum Blockchain Developers Reveal How Scammers, Imposters Target Unsuspecting Crypto Users Online

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The team and developers at blockchain platform Qtum (QTUM) recently noted that their official Telegram channel is one of their “most popular” social media sites. Qtum wrote in a blog post that it’s great for chatting and troubleshooting with their knowledgeable administrators. Unfortunately, however, this… Read More

Astra Protocol, which Offers Legaltech for Crypto, Reports Significant Increase in DeFi Hacks, Fraudulent Activities

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The team at Astra Protocol, which aims to equip the decentralized finance (DeFi) space with a complete legal layer and unlock the future growth of the industry, notes that operating within DeFi comes with “unpredictability” as well as key opportunities. Some of the main benefits… Read More

Polish Fraud Prevention Firm Nethone, which Uses Behavioral Biometrics to Combat Fraud, Secures $6.7M

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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

European Transactional Service Worldline Partners Microsoft to Enable Fraud Protection for E-Commerce Payments

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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

Fraud Awareness App Introduced by HSBC UK, Allows Businesses to Track Suspicious Activities, Potential Scams

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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

NatWest to Allow UK Consumers to Set their Own Daily Digital Bank Transfer Limits to Reduce APP Scams

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NatWest, a major retail and commercial bank in the UK, will reportedly be letting clients set up their own daily digital bank transfer limits – which should help reduce the potential damage done by authorized payment push (APP) scams. NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and… Read More

Fraudulent Activities: Which? Requests UK Banks to Release Figures on Percentage of Clients Refunded for Authorized Push Payment Scams

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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

UK Finance Reports that 70% of Automated Push Payment Scams Originated via Online Platforms

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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

Kava Labs, which Focuses on Democratizing Financial Services, Establishes Security of Assets Fund for Users

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Brian Kerr, Co-founder of Kava, has published a blog post in which he revealed that his team is introducing the Kava SAFU Fund (Security of Assets Fund for Users). Kerr noted in the update, dated Wednesday (April 28, 2021) that Kava SAFU Fund is an… Read More

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