Financial Crime

Financial crime is defined as crime that is specifically committed against property. These crimes are almost always committed for the personal benefit of the criminal, and they involve an illegal conversion of ownership of the property that is involved.

(source: complyadvantage.com)

DOJ Charges 2 With Money Laundering Around ‘Pig Butchering’ Scams
DOJ Charges 2 With Money Laundering Around ‘Pig Butchering’ Scams
May 17, 2024  |  Legal

Two Chinese nationals have been charged with leading a scheme to launder proceeds from cryptocurrency investment scams. The indictment, unsealed in the Central District of...

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Treasury Department to Use ‘Automation and Innovation’ to Fight Illicit Finance
Treasury Department to Use ‘Automation and Innovation’ to Fight Illicit Finance
May 16, 2024  |  AML

The Department of the Treasury has outlined the priorities it will pursue this year to step up the fight against illicit finance. The agency aims to...

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Visa Adds Generative AI-Powered Tool to Combat Enumeration Attacks
Visa Adds Generative AI-Powered Tool to Combat Enumeration Attacks
May 07, 2024  |  VISA

Visa has launched a generative artificial intelligence (AI) solution designed to help issuers combat enumeration attacks. The new VAAI Score tool is being added to...

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New SDNY Cases Show Continued Insider Fraud Threat
New SDNY Cases Show Continued Insider Fraud Threat
May 06, 2024  |  Security & Fraud

Since biblical times, the greatest threats have often come from inside one’s own organization. Et tu, Brute? And recent news from the U.S. Attorney’s Office...

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Private Equity Firm Permira Acquires Majority Stake in Fraud Prevention Firm BioCatch
Private Equity Firm Permira Acquires Majority Stake in Fraud Prevention Firm BioCatch
May 02, 2024  |  Acquisitions

Private equity company Permira has acquired a majority stake in Israeli fraud/financial crime prevention provider BioCatch.  The agreement, announced Thursday (May 2), values BioCatch at $1.3...

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Complaints of Fraud Targeting Older Americans Rose 14% in 2023
Complaints of Fraud Targeting Older Americans Rose 14% in 2023
May 01, 2024  |  Security & Fraud

Fraud targeting older Americans’ money or cryptocurrency increased by double-digit percentages in 2023. The number of complaints of elder fraud increased by 14% during the...

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DOJ: Ex-Binance Head Deserves 3 Years in Prison
DOJ: Ex-Binance Head Deserves 3 Years in Prison
April 24, 2024  |  Cryptocurrency

Federal prosecutors want former Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao to spend three years in prison. The one-time head of the world’s largest cryptocurrency platform deserves this sentence, the Department...

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ComplyAdvantage Buys Golden to Bolster Financial Crime Fighting Tool
ComplyAdvantage Buys Golden to Bolster Financial Crime Fighting Tool
April 24, 2024  |  Fraud Prevention

Financial crime intelligence provider ComplyAdvantage has acquired tech company Golden. As ComplyAdvantage noted in a Wednesday (April 23) news release sent to PYMNTS, Golden is “automating the construction...

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Commerzbank Fined for Money Laundering Compliance Failure
Commerzbank Fined for Money Laundering Compliance Failure
April 22, 2024  |  AML

A German financial regulator has reportedly fined Commerzbank $1.5 million for anti-money laundering violations. BaFin said Monday (April 11) that the bank failed to update customer data on time and...

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