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A Fraud with Your Name on It: The Use and Abuse of OSINT in Identity Fraud

Identity fraud is on the rise. The digital shift of the pandemic has affected virtually every activity and sector: including financial crime, and the malicious theft of personal information. This is a problem not just for individuals but for businesses too. Employees’ “personal” information often includes data used to access internal systems, company…

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Hunting for Open Secrets: How OSINT Can Help You Intercept a Scandal

For centuries, access to information was limited by human, geographic, and technological limitations. Corruption was typically a conversation behind closed doors. Fast forward to the year 2021, and information is everywhere. That means the conversation is often closer - and more accessible - than you might think. Sometimes it’s held right in the middle…

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The Anatomy of Onshore Money Laundering

The use of legitimate “onshore” economies as a thoroughfare for international financial crime is surprisingly widespread. Whilst scrutiny has long targeted offshore tax havens and low-disclosure jurisdictions - and not without good reason - comparatively, little attention has been paid to fraudsters brazenly operating on home ground. 

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From Checklist to Checkmate: How to Really Know Your Client

Does your customer know you better than you “Know Your Customer”? Over the past two decades, U.S. regulators have handed out billions of dollars in fines and deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) for the facilitation of money laundering, sanctions evasion, or terrorist financing. But the $2 trillion worth of suspicious transactions detailed in last…

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Using Social Media in Claims Investigations

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets have become a great way to connect with friends, meet new ones, voice opinions and even market personal talents.  As society accepts social media as an outlet to replace traditional methods of communication, an entirely new source of personalized data becomes available to the World…

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Ethan Wall & Skopenow to Participate at the IASIU

Tomorrow morning, Ethan Wall and Skopenow will participate at the Indiana Fraud Symposium, which aims to educate the public about medical provider fraud. Ethan Wall provides solutions to social media legal issues for businesses, financial institutions, and start-ups, and will be talking about Skopenow at the Symposium. Way to go, Ethan!

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Avoid Insurance Fraud with Social Media

Social media is a wealth of knowledge. It helps to provide plenty of information about an individual. From information that a person posts on their profile to what others tag an individual in, there are lots of ways that a person’s digital footprint can share information. While most of this information is negligible, sometimes this information can be…

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4,000 Fraudulent Insurance Claims Found a Week

Some 212,000 attempted dishonest applications for motor insurance were uncovered in 2014, marking a jump of nearly one fifth (18%) compared with 2013, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

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