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Digital Bank Revolut Releases Financial Crime and Consumer Security Report

Revolut, the global financial app with more than 40 million customers worldwide, has  announced the release of its first Financial Crime and Consumer Security Report, containing exclusive scam and fraud insights. The report, based on extensive internal research and data analysis, “aims to shed light… Read More

Hong Kong Association of Banks and HKMA Introduce Anti-Scam Consumer Protection Initiative

Following the launch of the Anti-Scam Consumer Protection Charter last year, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced (10 April), in collaboration with the Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB), the launch of the Anti-Scam Consumer Protection Charter 2.0. With the participation of more institutions… Read More

UK’s Lloyds Bank Issues Warning About Rise in Fraudulent Activities During Summer Holidays

With summer fast approaching, Lloyds Bank is warning hopeful holidaymakers they could fall victim to a scam when booking a trip. These scams have reportedly “risen 7% over the past year, with people losing £765 on average, with those aged 35 to 44 – often… Read More

Australia: ANZ to Implement Security Measures to Protect Clients from Scams

ANZ will invest in several new security measures and capabilities in 2024 to help protect our customers and the community from the ongoing threat of scams and financial crime. Last year, ANZ’s people and systems reportedly “prevented more than $106 million in losses to cyber… Read More

Investment Scams in the UK Claim Over £2M Per Week – Report

Metro Bank is advising about investment scams which is its Scam of the Month for April – last year the Bank reported over six victims every week. UK Finance reports investment scams at “over £2m per week and Metro Bank has already seen over £4m… Read More

Krishna Vishnubhotla from Zimperium Highlights Differences Between Mobile Banking Fraud and Related Scams

Krishna Vishnubhotla at Zimperium – a provider of mobile security, highlights crucial differences between mobile banking fraud and mobile banking scams. The convenience of managing our finances on the go has streambed the way we handle our money. We live in an era where mobile has… Read More

Ransomware Still Among Major Scams Impacting Consumers and Businesses Globally – Report

Visa (NYSE: V) released the Spring 2024 Edition of its Biannual Threats Report, which outlines the top payment threats impacting consumers and businesses around the world. The report points to increasingly organized, sophisticated threat actors “targeting the most vulnerable point in the payments’ ecosystem: humans.”… Read More

As Fraud Losses Top $10B in Past Year, FTC Announces Increased Efforts to Protect Consumers

Federal Trade Commission data show that consumers reported losing more than $10 billion to fraud in 2023, “marking the first time that fraud losses have reached that benchmark.” This marks a 14% increase “over reported losses in 2022.” Consumers reported losing more money “to investment… Read More

Australia’s Digital Banking Platform Ubank Warns Consumers About Rise in Scams, Fraudulent Activities

Ubank’s Chief Product Officer, Andrew Morrison, has provided his top tips on staying alert and scam-savvy this holiday season. For many of us at this time of year, the focus has shifted to holiday gift-giving, finalizing travel plans, and managing money coming in and out… Read More

France: AMF Issues Warning Against Firms Proposing “Atypical” Investments without Being Authorized

The AMF is warning the public against several companies proposing atypical investments without being authorised to do so. The Autorité des Marchés Financiers regularly “updates its black lists of new websites and entities proposing atypical investments to investors in France without being authorized to do… Read More

Targeted Approval Phishing Scams See Significant Growth with $374M “Suspected” Stolen in 2023 – Chainalysis Report

Approval phishing is a scamming tactic that has existed for many years, the Chainalysis team notes. But whereas approval phishing scammers have historically “targeted wide swaths of crypto users through the proliferation of fake crypto apps, romance scammers (also known as pig butchering scammers) appear… Read More

Fraudulent Activities: UK Purchase Scams Rising by 42%, Compared to Last Year – Report

Thousands of people hunting for tickets, cars, pets, and much more were tricked into handing money over to fraudsters this year, “with purchase scams rising by more than two fifths (42%), compared to last year,” according to an update from Lloyds Banking Group. Last month,… Read More

TRM Labs Teams Up with Crypto Exchange Swyftx to Combat Scams in Australia

TRM Labs, the enabler of blockchain intelligence solutions, and Australian crypto exchange Swyftx, launched a world-first trial today that “will pay crypto users to protect themselves against fraudsters through training and by enabling stronger security features to protect their accounts.” The program offers AUD $10… Read More

Revolut Head of Financial Crime Warns Consumers to Stay Vigilant Amidst Surging Fraud

Revolut Head of Financial Crime is warning consumers to “stay vigilant amidst surging frauds this sale season as e-commerce scams such as fake websites become increasingly sophisticated.” Revolut’s single use virtual disposable cards, which “protect shoppers’ card details so they are never shared with vendors,… Read More

Following Investigations by Tether, OKX, US DoJ, $225M in “Stolen” USDT Now Frozen, Funds “Linked” to Crime Syndicate

Tether, the largest company in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and leading global crypto exchange and Web3 technology company OKX, announced that they have assisted the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in an investigation that “led to Tether proactively and voluntarily freezing approximately 225 million in… Read More

Lloyds Bank Warns Consumers About Growing Threat of Crypto Scams

A growing number of British investors risk being defrauded by a wave of fake adverts posted on social media, according to a new a warning issued by Lloyds Bank. The number of cryptocurrency investment scams reported1 “by victims so far this year has risen by… Read More

Financial Crime: Majority of UK Adults Targeted by Scams – Report

The most common scams this year have been revealed – “with more than seven in 10 adults targeted by scams in the last 12 months, being hit on average three times each week – over 150 times a year.” Scams through digital platforms, social media… Read More

Nubank Introduces Initiative to Raise Awareness About Scams and Fraud

To give even more visibility to security and empower people to identify possible financial scams, Nubank (NYSE:NU) announces the campaign #PareceMasNãoÉoNubank (it looks like Nubank, but it isn’t). Through educational videos on major digital platforms, the company seeks to alert its customers to everyday situations… Read More

Fintech Carefull Secures $16.5M to Scale Financial Safety Platform for Older Adults

Carefull, an AI-powered financial safety platform that helps banks and wealth advisors protect aging customers from scams and money mistakes, announced that it has closed its Series A round with $16.5 million in funding. The investment round was “led by Fin Capital and joined by… Read More

Phishing Scams: Binance’s Hong Kong Clients Have Reportedly Lost $450K+ via Series of Fraudulent Texts

Hong Kong’s authorities have claimed that 11 of the city’s Binance clients had been targeted in a series of phishing scams that were reportedly carried out via text messages. Hong Kong law-enforcement agencies have cautioned users of the scam as part of an October 9,… Read More

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