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Category : Blog

  • The world has been shifting towards digital reliance for the last decade or so. In the wake of coronavirus pandemic and social distancing parameters, this trend has escalated. This is especially true for online shopping, purchasing, and online credit card/loan applications.

    According to the UN report, the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to an increase in the number of cyber-attacks and frauds. According to the UN Security Council, there has been a 600% increase in malicious email attacks alone in recent months.

  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) is defined as a set of laws, regulations, and procedures intended to prevent criminals from disguising illegally obtained funds as legitimate income. AML laws, such as the Bank Secrecy Act, were first put into place by the U.S. government in 1970 and ever since, AML compliance has been considered a federal requirement. 

    As such, banks or other financial institutions that fail to be AML compliant can incur jail time, hefty fines, loss of income, wasted resources, etc. Integrating a successful AML software is one crucial step towards protecting your business against fraud and AML regulation backlash. Here are a few types of AML software your financial institution might want to consider incorporating:

  • Fraudulent activity is an issue that affects almost every business worldwide. From major retailers facing in-store and online credit card fraud to banks and financial institutions who deal with fraud on a daily basis, it’s a very common issue that many companies have tried to combat. 

  • The United Nations has already issued a warning that the coronavirus pandemic poses a threat to online security. In fact, according to the disarmament chief of the United Nations Izumi Nakamitsu, since the pandemic outbreak, there has been a 600% increase in malicious email attacks.

  • One of the biggest concerns for business owners and financial institutions across the country is protecting their business from fraudulent activity. While it may make sense to cut corners to save money, fraud prevention tactics can save you from millions of dollars in losses, especially ID related fraud cases.

  • As an establishment that sells alcohol, you have a responsibility to do your part in preventing underage drinkers from slipping through the cracks. When it comes to checking IDs for alcohol, one wrong move can cost you significantly.

  • When it comes to a bank’s due diligence with respect to AML/BSA compliance, having a BSA officer is a necessity. That said, it can be challenging to find a high-quality individual to fill in the role, especially with the volatility of BSA and AML compliance standards constantly changing. A BSA officer holds a lot of weight in regards to maintaining a bank’s reputation and strictly abiding by BSA standards.

  • Fraudsters have been using money laundering schemes to cover illegal activities for decades. In an effort to cut back the number of people taking advantage of the system, the government has imposed a set of rules and regulations called AML compliance. Anti-Money Laundering Act (AML) first appeared in the U.S. to stop perpetrators from moving money to evade taxes and use it for notorious purposes. 

  • As a business managing age-restricted purchases and engagements, you know that scanning an ID is the quickest way to verify a person’s identity thanks to the barcode found on the back. But did you know that those barcodes differ on driver’s licenses by state?  Each state has different information that is displayed when the barcode is scanned.

  • Fake IDs are growing both in number and sophistication as identity thieves get more and more accurate with the details. Whether you are a bouncer at a club, a bartender serving alcohol, or a tobacco or cannabis shop, you must learn to verify an ID properly and detect a fake one from a mile away.