First-party fraudsters have shifted their focus from credit card fraud to deposit scams. In this evolving threat environment, financial institutions face new challenges from the increased use of synthetic identities and the difficulties in classifying first-party fraud, said BioCatch's Seth Ruden.
Fraudsters are seeing more opportunities to exploit both credit unions and members as adoption of digital financial services increases in North America. Across the region, over half of credit unions report increases in account takeover fraud (63%), synthetic identity fraud (58%) and card-not-present fraud (53%).
Unlike identity theft, first-party fraud is harder to spot when a consumer opens an account. To guard against this growing blind spot, banks need to invest in transaction-monitoring tools and take a more holistic approach to fraud, said Ian Mitchell, co-founder of Mission Omega.
Mid-market banks and credit unions navigate a convoluted risk landscape, fronted by copious mobile fraud, made-to-order attack delivery, compromised B2B payments, illicit deepfake service models, and emulator-driven intrusions. These trends demand a bold commitment to improve fraud and AML (FRAML) programs and enhance...
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Consumer groups continue to fight for banks to reimburse victims of authorized push payment scams, but regulators in some countries including the United Kingdom and Australia are looking for ways to tighten controls, said Ken Palla, fraud expert and retired director at MUFG Union Bank.