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Fraud Detection and Prevention Market: Fraud Analytics Adoption Trends

Posted by Anna Kragie on Aug 7, 2020 2:34:08 PM

New data from a report published by Fortune Business Insights underscores the need for financial institution leaders and fraud managers to align their digital transformation and fraud detection and prevention goals. This report specifically highlights how today's fraud trends have spurred faster adoption of technologies that rely on big data and predictive analytics to detect fraud.

An increased demand for solutions that rely on predictive analytics to detect fraud that's occurring and prevent potential fraud through automated pattern analysis, has paved the way for financial institutions to proactively protect their customers. The application of AI and machine learning has given fraud managers the necessary tools to prevent payment fraud before it occurs, and reduce fraud losses and associated costs when they do occur.

The rise in online fraud on a global scale has caused Fortune Business Insights to project the global fraud detection and prevention market to grow to $110.04 billion by 2026, a 25% growth in a 6-year period. The report specifically notes why machine learning and AI-based fraud detection in the banking sector is fueling the fraud detection and prevention market growth. The report underpins one key obstacle that's holding many financial institutions back: "Limited Data Visibility Often Produces False Positives Outcomes." 

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Topics: Fraud

FinCEN Alerts Financial Institutions on COVID-19 Related Scams

Posted by Anna Kragie on Jul 31, 2020 12:13:42 PM

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued another COVID-19 related alert for financial institutions about cyber-enabled crime and payment fraud schemes that continue to rise during the pandemic. The latest alert, issued July 30, focuses on the exploitation of remote platforms, email compromise campaigns and phishing, malware and extortion campaigns. 

The advisory notes the following information should be shared across financial institutions with the following people: CEOs, COOs, chief risk officers, chief compliance/BSA officers, BSA/AML analysts/investigators, IT, cybersecurity units, fraud prevention units and legal departments. The latest alert follows an advisory posted on July 16 about the uptick in business email compromise schemes. These trends align with the uptick in overall fraud reported to financial institutions as noted in the FTC's data on COVID-19 related payment fraud reports. We break down the data in this report.

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ABA Banking Journal: Rippleshot CEO on Combating Emerging Fraud Trends

Posted by Anna Kragie on Jul 24, 2020 1:00:42 PM

The push for greater digital transformation across the financial services market isn't just changing the face of the front-end customer experience, it's rapidly-impacting how banks invest in back-end technologies that detect and mitigate emerging fraud threats.

The ABA Banking Journal's Risk and Compliance team recently interviewed Rippleshot's CEO Canh Tran about the greatest fraud threats impacting financial institutions in 2020, and how fraud teams can  proactively mitigate these risks. 

“Today, the real trend for both fraudsters and bank fraud managers is the use of technology to be more effective and efficient,” Tran said, “Digital transformation, data aggregation, machine learning, predictive algorithms, and cloud computing to be more effective—and unfortunately the fraudsters are more advanced.”

Bottom line? As banks get smarter, so do fraudsters.

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Machine Learning Benefits for Community Banks and Credit Unions

Posted by Anna Kragie on Jul 17, 2020 12:18:31 PM

Two findings from a recent industry study highlight the benefits AI and machine learning and what role these technologies play in the digital transformation of community banks and credit unions.

1. "New technologies will drive banking transformation over the next 5 years."

2. "Artificial intelligence will separate the winners from the losers in banking."

This report underpins the impact COVID-19 is having on financial institution cloud technology investments and how advancements in machine learning-driven software will help them weather the storm. These insights, gathered from a poll of poll of top banking executives, points toward the need for greater digitization across the financial services ecosystem. Of course, this will also open up the floodgates for another problem: New channels for fraudsters to exploit and monetize. We've broken down how financial institution leaders can assess their fraud detection strategies, where machine learning plays a pivotal role in mitigating risk and why this matters for 2020's fraud trends. 

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Topics: Fraud, Machine Learning

Fed Report Provides Insight on Mitigating Synthetic Identity Fraud

Posted by Anna Kragie on Jul 10, 2020 8:45:40 AM

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to combating the rise of synthetic identity fraud — the fastest-growing type of financial crime, according to McKinsey's research. Instead, financial institutions must take a collaborative approach across the fraud detection industry and leverage comprehensive insights and advanced technology to combat the ever-evolving problem. These recommendations were highlighted in the Federal Reserve's July 2020 report, Mitigating Synthetic Identity Fraud in the U.S. Payment System.

The Fed's report pulls from expert analysis that details actionable tips for how financial institutions — particularly smaller ones — should collaborate and partner with organizations that can provide access to more data and fraud detection tools to FIs that otherwise wouldn't have these resources. 

"Consortium data is better than organization-level data in detecting trends. Information sharing is particularly important for smaller financial institutions, which generate less data and may have fewer technological and fraud-fighting resources than larger companies," the report noted.

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Rippleshot CTO's Take on COVID-19 and Preventing Fraud Threats

Posted by Anna Kragie on Jun 30, 2020 1:30:00 PM

The pandemic has underscored the need for businesses to be prepared for unforeseen threats. For banks and credit unions, this means having the insights and the right tools to proactively combat emerging card fraud threats. Rippleshot's CTO Yueyu Fu recently shared his perspective with the team at UI Ventures about how businesses are leveraging AI-driven technology to thwart fraud threats during these uncertain times. 

“COVID-19 has drastically changed how businesses are operating, including how they manage fraud risks. We’ve made it a priority to provide data-driven research on how this crisis is impacting spending habits, fraud patterns and the overall economic outlook,” Fu told the team at IU Ventures in a recent interview. “This information is critical for financial institutions to know what they can do to protect themselves and their customers during this difficult time.”

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What Financial Institution Execs Say about COVID-19, New Tech and AI

Posted by Anna Kragie on Jun 23, 2020 7:00:00 AM

COVID-19 has forced financial institution leaders to pivot their physical footprint plans and drastically adapt how they think and invest in banking technologies.

A new study indicates COVID-19 has made banking executives accelerate their plans for investing in new tech such as cloud-based tools and AI. The desire is growing for new tools that can help organizations be more efficient, cut costs and proactively thwart off emerging financial threats to their organization and their cardholders. Another new report shares deep insight into how the pandemic is driving the fraud detection and prevention market. 

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FBI Issues Warning About Mobile Banking Threats

Posted by Anna Kragie on Jun 11, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Mobile banking app usage has surged as access to physical banks has been limited during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has spurred the FBI to issued a warning about the potential for hackers to exploit mobile channels.

“The FBI advises the public to be cautious when downloading apps on smartphones and tablets, as some could be concealing malicious intent,” the nation’s law enforcement agency wrote in the alert. "The FBI expects cyber actors to attempt to exploit new mobile banking customers using a variety of techniques, including app-based banking trojans and fake banking apps."

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Data Breach News: Inside the Home Chef Data Breach

Posted by Anna Kragie on May 21, 2020 2:00:33 PM

Home Chef, a Chicago-based meal kit and food delivery company, announced a data breach after a hacker attempted to  sell information on a dark web marketplace.

Home Chef said the last four digits of a customer's credit card was accessed, as they don’t store complete payment information in their databases. Home Chef emailed affected customers. The company didn’t officially announced how many customers were impacted by the security incident, but the security site Bleeping Computer reported that hackers claimed to be selling a database of 8 million users.

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Topics: Data Breach Statistics

Webinar Recap: COVID-19 Impact on Fraud at Financial Institutions

Posted by Anna Kragie on May 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

As banks and credit unions grapple with the impact of COVID-19 on their operations, the pandemic disruption is creating new opportunities for fraudsters and additional challenges for financial institutions. Rippleshot it making available its analysis based on its consortium data of thousands of financial institutions across the U.S.

Rippleshot’s CEO Canh Tran and Chief Data Scientist Randal Cox shared their research on the economic impacts of COVID-19 across the U.S., the evolving fraud trends, and mitigation strategies for your financial institution during a webinar on April 29. The presentation from their webinar is now available. 

The presentation addresses:

  • The fallout during past pandemics and economic shocks and the current economic impact across the U.S.
  • The significant risks to your financial institution, including broad expectations of decreases in transaction volumes over the near term.
  • How fraud has increased in frequency and volatility during a period where operations have not kept pace with increased risk.
  • Our predictions and mitigation strategies to respond this year to the growing fraud trends.
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Topics: Fraud

Webinar: COVID-19 Impact on Fraud at Financial Institutions

Posted by Anna Kragie on Apr 21, 2020 10:50:33 AM

As banks and credit unions grapple with the impact of COVID-19 on their operations, the pandemic disruption is creating new opportunities for fraudsters and additional challenges for financial institutions. During these difficult and rapidly-evolving times, Rippleshot will make available its analysis based on its consortium data of thousands of financial institutions across the U.S.

Rippleshot’s CEO Canh Tran and Chief Data Scientist Randal Cox will share their research on the economic impacts of COVID-19 across the U.S., the evolving fraud trends, and mitigation strategies for your financial institution during a webinar on Wednesday, April 29 at 2pm EST.

The webinar will address:

  • The fallout during past pandemics and economic shocks and the current economic impact across the U.S.
  • The significant risks to your financial institution, including broad expectations of decreases in transaction volumes over the near term.
  • How fraud has increased in frequency and volatility during a period where operations have not kept pace with increased risk.
  • Our predictions and mitigation strategies to respond this year to the growing fraud trends.
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Data Breach Intel: Inside the Marriott Data Breach

Posted by Anna Kragie on Apr 3, 2020 9:42:56 AM
Marriott announced another major data breach this week. No payment data was believed to be impacted, but the real impact from the incident is fraud that can occur from the massive amount of exposed PII data. The hotel chain announced that the personal data of 5.2 million people may have been impacted. The personal information includes names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, loyalty member data, DOB and additional linked travel preference information.
 
Get the latest intel on how exposed PII from these types of data breaches can lead to an increase in:
  • Synthetic Fraud
  • Account Takeover Fraud
  • New Account Opening Fraud

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COVID-19 Resources for Bank and Credit Union Leaders

Posted by Anna Kragie on Mar 27, 2020 5:12:47 PM

During times of uncertainty, fraudsters find new avenues to exploit. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help combat the scams that are often born out of these times of crisis — CUNA, AACUL and  ABA — the organizations that serve financial institutions have created their own resource pages to keep bank and credit union leaders informed. These pages are curated daily to provide the most up-to-date news and tips.

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How Banks, Credit Unions and Regulators are Handling Coronavirus

Posted by Anna Kragie on Mar 13, 2020 1:15:48 PM

In the wake of uncertainty about the Coronavirus outbreak, banks and credit unions are taking proactive measures to protect and educate their customers and members about what to expect, how to operate and how to minimize financial impact.

To help keep you informed about what bank and credit unions leaders have been sharing, we've gathered this week's top headlines on how the financial institution industry is managing the fallout from the global health crisis.

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Online Payment Fraud Trends: Synthetic Identity Fraud On the Rise

Posted by Anna Kragie on Mar 6, 2020 8:54:02 AM

New insight from Juniper Research indicates that online payment fraud is expected to exceed $200 billion between 2020 and 2024. One key contributing factor is a rising number of synthetic identities created to perpetrate fraud. 

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Topics: Fraud