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Little donkey … oh no, it’s a money mule!

Mule

I just went to a really interesting meeting where the head of fraud for one of the major banks presented their approach to money mules. Pic from eCybercrime A money mule is a bit like a drugs mule, someone who is carrying out illicit activities on behalf of others. His …

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Denmark’s major innovation? Digital identities!

I'm just on my way back from a banking conference in Copenhagen, and it surprised me. It surprised me because, as I said to the audience, the Nordic and especially Danish banks had always led innovations in Europe and yet I hadn't spotted a single major innovation in recent years.

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Denmark’s major innovation? Digital identities!

I'm just on my way back from a banking conference in Copenhagen, and it surprised me. It surprised me because, as I said to the audience, the Nordic and especially Danish banks had always led innovations in Europe and yet I hadn't spotted a single major innovation in recent years.

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The easiest ways to steal your money

There are many ways to defraud people. You only have to watch programs like Hustle and The Real Hustle to realise how simple it is. These scams all play on human greed, fear and emotion, and use social engineering to con folks out of their cash. A good example is this …

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The easiest ways to steal your money

There are many ways to defraud people. You only have to watch programs like Hustle and The Real Hustle to realise how simple it is. These scams all play on human greed, fear and emotion, and use social engineering to con folks out of their cash. A good example is this …

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Paranoid about launderers (and rightly so)

Since the big headline fines of Standard Chartered and HSBC for money laundering last year, there have been a lot of things rumbling in the background. In particular, the backlash from such activity has been quite notable, with HSBC throwing money service providers off their payments network last November and Barclays …

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How to secure an insecure world

Another major focal point of the debate last week was around information security, something that I presented around in-depth.  My tenet is that banks should place themselves firmly at the heart of information security and offer customers a secure data vault.  The bankers' reaction to this is: doesn’t that make …

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How to steal … the easy way

Tony1

We were privileged to host Tony Sales last week. Tony is Britain’s Greatest Fraudster, according to the Sun … … stealing over £30 million in a lengthy criminal spree of robbing cards and retailers of goods and services. Easily done, as it turned out. And you can see why when …

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How to steal … the easy way

Tony1

We were privileged to host Tony Sales last week. Tony is Britain’s Greatest Fraudster, according to the Sun … … stealing over £30 million in a lengthy criminal spree of robbing cards and retailers of goods and services. Easily done, as it turned out. And you can see why when …

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