Financial fraud is a wide-ranging issue that can manifest in various forms. Navigate the intricate landscape of fraud through blogposts on recognizing, combatting, and preventing illicit activities, especially in today’s evolving digital age.

Understanding and Addressing Fraud and Corruption Risks

In our recent webinar, industry experts delved into the crucial topic of fraud and corruption risks. From seasoned professionals to anti-corruption activists, the webinar featured a panel of distinguished speakers: Steve Burgess, Nikki Kenyon, Chris Williams, and James Wasserstrom. This blog post aims to summarize the key points discussed during the session, equipping readers with the knowledge necessary to navigate these risks effectively.

Corruption in Construction

Corruption in the construction sector can include everything from fraud, to extortion, embezzlement, and other abuses. Corruption doesn’t just undermine good governance; it endangers lives and threatens the reputation of any financial institution involved in construction projects that are rife with fraud and abuse. How can government organizations and financial institutions mitigate corruption risks when funding or supporting infrastructure projects? How can they detect suspicious transactions?

Corruption Kills

Construction projects are especially vulnerable to corruption because of their complexity, high price tags, and the number of intermediaries and other parties involved. Corruption in the construction sector does not merely result in financial losses, environmental destruction, and inequality, but it can also result in loss of life.

Golden Visas & Global Graft – How Criminal Actors Exploit Citizenship by Investment Programs

While special naturalization programs offered in certain jurisdictions to foreign investors intend to attract foreign direct investment and economic and infrastructure development, these programs can be abused by criminals who seek to launder and conceal proceeds of crime or commit new offences, including financial crimes.

Pig Butchering on the Rise: When Romance Goes Wrong

What is pig butchering and how does it work? Read on to explore the global regulatory response to this rising scam, identify scam tactics and key mitigation strategies.

Real Estate in 2024 – Anticipating a Crackdown on Corruption & Fraud

Real estate in the United States has long been a popular channel for corrupt actors seeking to launder illicitly obtained funds. As part of the Biden administration’s 2021 Strategy on Countering Corruption, a long-awaited proposed rule from the Treasury Department that is slated to take effect in early 2024 will seek to address that glaring loophole in US anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.

What Financial Institutions Can Learn from the Binance Settlement

Explore lessons learned from the recent Binance settlement including risk mitigation strategies for banks and other financial institutions.

Binance Settles with Regulators

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, on November 21st pleaded guilty and agreed to pay more than $4.3 billion to resolve the US Justice Department’s investigation into its violations of the Bank..

Cyber-Enabled Fraud

Cyber-enabled fraud (CEF) is growing, especially with increasing digitalization across the globe. Technological advances have enabled cyber criminals to develop and increase the scale, scope, and speed of their illicit activities.