The fraud detection and prevention (FDP) market is expected to surpass $100 billion by 2027, as reported in a research study by Global Market Insights. The growing adoption of mobile phones and digital banking applications is proliferating the market growth. The growing instances of cyberthreats and money laundering across sectors are driving the need for…

ClosingLock acquires SafeWire ClosingLock announced the acquisition of SafeWire. Both companies are based in the United States and they offer wire fraud prevention solutions for the real estate industry. DFIN acquires Guardum Risk and compliance solutions company Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) has acquired Guardum, a data security and privacy firm that can help companies locate,…

Don’t Be Catfished: Protecting Yourself From New Account Fraud

Catfishing, the practice of pretending to be someone else online, became a cultural phenomenon through MTV’s popular TV show “Catfish,” driving more attention to our obsession with our online personas. However, it’s not just social media that needs additional scrutiny. In the wake of several recent major data breaches of personally identifiable information (PII) such…

Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards, One Year On

The U.S. was not an early adopter of chip-and-PIN credit cards, lagging behind major European countries and others. But more than a year after the official mandatory shift to this technology, the transition has reshaped most credit card transactions. As a result, the rate of credit card fraud is down sharply.

Real-Time Payments, Real-Time Fraud Risks?

Real-time payments, near real-time payments, faster payments, immediate payments — those are just some names used to describe the increasing speed of the settlement transaction process. Slow clearing times for payments can have a negative effect on businesses and consumers, but a quicker process may introduce fraud risks. The National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA)…