How Dropbox Fights Fraud

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Fraud continues to increase in many areas, despite extensive attempts to bring it to heel. Retail fraud attempts have doubled year over year, for example, while account takeover (ATO) fraud losses recently hit $14.7 Developments From Around The World Of Digital Fraud.

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Mapping Fraud’s DNA

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Payments and commerce fraud has its own ecosystem, one that includes criminals, servers and other computing devices, IP addresses, compromised payment cards and stolen personal data, and even houses and other physical locations. The Biology Of Fraud.

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The Fraud That 85 Percent Of Fraud Detection Systems Miss

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The tools we use to detect, score and prevent fraud — particularly card-not-present fraud in digital transactions — have improved exponentially in the last half-decade. The Rising Threat of Synthetic Identity Fraud.

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Invoice Fraud Hits Microsoft?

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Even the mightiest of tech firms are not immune to invoice fraud. Engadget reported that Jeff Tran, Microsoft ’s former director of sports marketing and alliances, was charged with five counts of wire fraud. Wire fraud has a sentence of up to 20 years’ imprisonment.

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Mitigating Mobile Fraud with Secure Subscriber Enrollment

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To streamline the enrollment process, while reducing the potential for fraud, GIACT released a new white paper, Mitigating Mobile Network Fraud with Secure Subscriber Enrollment , detailing the best practices in secure digital enrollment

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 Payments Fraud, Via Apps?

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Apps with a possible security flaw, a malware phishing scheme and possibly, payments fraud, all done in the blink of an eye? B2B Payments American Express B2B News payments fraud Security Symantec Telegram WhatsApp

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The B2B Payments Fraud Threat Of Internal Employees

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Approximately $185,000 worth of payroll fraud hit a Minnesota company, with local reports noting that a bookkeeper allegedly manipulated payroll data to overpay her salary.

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FinServ Providers Lift Some Of B2B’s Fraud Burden

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As B2B fraud threats like the business email compromise (BEC) scam or internal employee theft continue to grow for businesses large and small, experts are urging business owners and executives to take the lead in combatting fraudsters.

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Deep Dive: Why New Hacking Technology Has Made Application Fraud More Difficult To Fight

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The financial industry is particularly vulnerable to digital fraud. Application fraud, which sees cybercriminals submitting financial product applications to banks with no intention of paying them back, is among the most popular techniques. Defining Application Fraud.

Fraud Decisioning And Friendly Friction

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Many retailers are trying to balance enhanced safety measures with smooth customer experiences, with 26 percent of those considering fraud protection as a top priority also putting the need to provide friction-free checkouts at the top of their lists. Merchants in this category seem to be putting positive friction to use,” according to the March 2020 Merchant Fraud Decisioning Playbook , produced by PYMNTS and sponsored by Simility.

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Why Friendly Fraud Is Anything But Friendly

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Fraud is their profession. Friendly fraud, on the other hand, is a much more amorphous and heterogenous area than its criminal counterpart, Kount CEO Brad Wiskirchen told Karen Webster in a recent conversation, one that makes it much harder for merchants to spot, let alone fight.

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eCommerce Fraud Presents A $12 Billion Problem

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With the coronavirus putting eCommerce front and center, it has unfortunately been joined by its cousin: online retail fraud. percent of all eCommerce fraud , is still account takeover. Backdoor file activity, unlike other fraud attack methods, has no pattern.

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Making P2P Payments Fraud-Free

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The new Digital Fraud Tracker highlights the latest developments in payments fraud, and how different companies are working to keep funds safe from bad actors as payment solutions grow increasingly faster. Around the World of Digital Fraud.

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How False-Positives Complicate The B2B Payments Fraud Fight

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Retailers focused on combating fraud have credit cards in the cross-hairs of their efforts. But ramping up the war on card fraud can introduce a new risk to companies: false positives. Machine learning] will help with generating new rules based on previous fraud or non-fraud decisions.

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The Many Faces Of Employee Fraud

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Corporate fraud comes in many colors, but for many businesses, the most unexpected threat is the one looming from within company walls. ” B2B Payments B2B Blockchain corporate fraud Data Digest employee fraud expense fraud IBM payroll fraud scams

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Protecting eCommerce Merchants From Fraud

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Merchants have to participate in eCommerce if they want to maintain relevancy in today’s economy, but their engagement in online transactions also exposes them to new forms of fraud. And in digital fraud, phishing poses a unique threat to businesses.

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Synthetic Fraud’s Slow Roll Across FIs

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Impersonation fraud — where a cybercriminal pretends to be someone they aren’t in an attempt to make off with funds — gets a lot of attention, and for good reason. More insidious and much harder to track, Townsley-Solis told Webster, is synthetic ID fraud.

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Fraud’s Frightening Surge

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The brand new October 2016 Global Fraud Attack Index™ , a PYMNTS and Forter collaboration, has some scary news for retailers, and it has nothing to do with Halloween. According to data revealed inside the index, fraud is rising quickly. The Fraud Index reports this in several ways.

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The Big Spike In ‘CEO Fraud’

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As for the areas where scammers managed the biggest hits, business email compromise (BEC), confidence/romance fraud and spoofing were the top three types of crime in terms of monetary losses. BEC fraud does not respect seniority, and it pays exceedingly well.”.

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Deep Dive: Unsupervised Machine Learning Steps Up To Fight Fraud

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Many FIs and merchants that have fallen victim to fraud traditionally respond by assessing the damage, pinpointing how the attack succeeded and implementing new measures to prevent similar schemes from happening again. Fraud losses hit $14.7

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The Rise Of Holiday Reshipping Fraud

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In a new PYMNTS discussion, she and Karen Webster spoke about online fraud trends for the 2019 holiday season — and the prospect that the 2019 winter holidays will see the worst levels of online fraud ever. “We Reshipping fraud is more complicated.

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MyPayrollHR Founder Faces $70M Fraud Charge

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23) in a $70 million bank fraud scheme that left hundreds of small businesses across the country scrambling, The Wall Street Journal reported. 5 after Mann’s banks, suspecting him of fraud, froze his accounts, authorities said.

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Why AI Is MIA In Most FI Fraud Departments

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In the old days, forged checks were the biggest problems that bank fraud departments had to manage. It is no wonder that fraud prevention is one of the problem areas that FIs hope artificial intelligence (AI) can help resolve. percent of fraud specialists use AI, while 92.5

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Deep Dive: Orchestrating Complex Authentication And Fraud Decisioning

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This creates new security challenges as firms must learn to centrally manage their fraud protection methods while also gauging threats across many different channels. Omnichannel Fraud Protection.

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How FinTechs Combat Fraud Risk With Automation

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Fraud, for instance, is an ongoing threat, with nearly three-fourths of U.S. financial institutions reporting growing losses attributed to online and mobile fraud. But Quaine noted that, more importantly, it can keep them aware of potential fraud.

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DataVisor, Experian Partner On Fraud Protection, Detection

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Fraud detection company DataVisor has teamed up with Experian to integrate the company’s “unsupervised machine learning powered transactional risk assessment capabilities” into the Experian CrossCore platform. The move will help detect fraud patterns, the companies said in a press release. “We

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U.S. Bank: Machine Learning Is Banks’ Best Bet Against Fraud

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Banks lost about $4 billion to account takeover (ATO) fraud attempts last year and fraudsters have been reluctant to abandon the scheme as this year progresses. Bank Is Using Machine Learning To Tackle Fraud. Deep Dive: How Banks Are Using AI, ML To Fight Account Opening Fraud.

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Payroll Fraud Could Cost KeyCorp $90M

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Regional banking firm KeyCorp disclosed a massive instance of fraud on Tuesday (July 16) that could potentially cost $90 million, according to a report by CNBC. The customer involved in the fraud is Interlogic Outsourcing, which processes payrolls and is based in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Exposing misconceptions in payments fraud

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In Part II of a blog series, Steve Villegas addresses how payments fraud impacts cross-border ecommerce

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Visa Chip Cards Reduced Counterfeit Fraud By 87 Pct

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Visa announced that since their inception, chip cards have reduced counterfeit fraud by 87 percent. . Counterfeit fraud dollars for all U.S. Also down were overall card-present fraud rates. VISA chip card counterfeit fraud credit cards fraud News Security Visa What's Hot

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Metro Bank Hit By More Fraud Probes

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’s Metro Bank on behalf of investors concerned that the institution committed securities fraud. According to Pomerantz, the probe “concerns whether Metro Bank, and [certain officers] and/or directors, have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.”

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FICO Launches Fraud-Fighting AI Tech

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Falcon X is intended to help pinpoint and probe potential fraud and other financial crimes. ” TJ Horan, FICO’s vice president of fraud and compliance products, said the product is something regulators across the globe have been seeking.

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Kount Control Aims To Cut Account Takeover Fraud

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With a new solution announced Tuesday (March 17), identity trust and digital fraud protection firm Kount seeks to help people avoid the pitfalls and annoyances of account takeover fraud.

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How US Bank Is Using Machine Learning To Tackle Fraud

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Mobile and online banking providers have been upping their fraud protection measures over the last decade, making it more difficult for bad actors to rely on some of the schemes that previously worked in such channels. The Impact of ML on Account Opening Fraud.

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AI And Tossing Out The Manual Fraud Review Manual

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That’s where the persistence of manual fraud review process can be a problem, said Carl Tucker, vice president of risk solutions at CyberSource , a Visa solution, in a recent conversation with PYMNTS. Building The Next-Generation Fraud Detection Tools.

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