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AI in Banking: Google Making Headway

June 8, 2023

JLL’s new 2023 Banking and Finance Outlook indicates that banks and financial services companies are “prioritizing and strengthening their investments in technology to increase speed, resiliency and drive cost efficiency.” In their immediate sights is development of artificial intelligence solutions. These companies are anticipated to spend an additional $31 billion worldwide by 2025 on artificial intelligence (AI),…

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The Dark Web: Gmail Now Keeping Bank Accounts Safe?

June 7, 2023

The Dark Web is being successfully utilized more and more by fraudsters Email addresses can be harvested via legitimate web sites Google has responded with new security features In earlier posts we’ve mentioned the Dark Web and how it’s becoming a more and more accessible “market” for fraudsters — and a danger to unwitting visitors…

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Check Washing Experiment: Putting Gel Ink Pens to the Test

June 6, 2023

“Check washers” remove original written info from checks to create forgeries Demand for these checks has led to thefts and assaults Gel pens have been touted as “wash-resistant” A few weeks ago we explored the utility of Gel Ink Pens as shields against check fraud. A WSAW-7 consumer alert cited gel pens as a simple way to…

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Nvidia’s Market Cap Reaches $1 Trillion, Demonstrating Importance of GPUs in Banking

June 1, 2023

Yahoo Finance reports that, this past Tuesday, Nvidia (NVDA) — founded in 1993 by Jensen Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem — recorded a landmark achievement in becoming the first chipmaker ever to reach a market valuation of $1 trillion. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker became the ninth public company to ever hit the $1…

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Alloy Survey: 75% of Credit Unions Report Fraud Losses Over $500K in 2022

May 31, 2023

Credit unions are hit hard by fraud While needing to combat fraud, credit unions do not want to impair the customer experience The answer is automation In the banking world, fraud has hit hard. Fraudsters have evolved their tactics, blending old school techniques such as check washing with new technologies such as leveraging the dark…

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New Approaches For Check Fraud Detection: Technology, Partnerships, and Consortiums

May 30, 2023

Check fraud is rising quickly There is an “open market” aiding check fraud on the internet Many banks grew complacent during a period when check fraud was stable Suparna Goswami, Associate Editor at ISMG, spoke to Trace Fooshee, strategic adviser at Aite Novarica Group, about problems banks have been facing in addressing the precipitous rise…

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OrboNation Newsletter: Check Processing and Fraud – May 2023

May 26, 2023

In case you missed it, over the past month, we have published incredible content on our OrboNation Blog and Modernizing Omnichannel Check Fraud Detection. Review the latest OrboNation Newsletter online or via PDF download.

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AI Tech for Community Banks and Credit Unions: Fintech Vendors Must Step Up

May 25, 2023

Many people in today’s financial services industry applaud the emergence of AI technology as an excellent equalizer for financial institutions, allowing community banks and credit unions a level of parity with their larger competitors. After all, it’s just a matter of recognizing and embracing the emerging AI technology, right? It turns out things are not…

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YouTube Tutorials: From Check Washing to Digital Counterfeiting

May 24, 2023

Check fraud is a growing problem “Lessons” in creating fake checks are available online YouTube is home to many tutorials One of the more disturbing aspects of mounting check fraud — beside the fact that postal workers are being physically assaulted to get “raw material” and mail drop box keys — is the fact that…

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NICE Actimize: Attempted Check Fraud Up +171% in 2022

May 23, 2023

Check fraud continues to rise Check fraud has grown disproportionalty compared to other channels Checks haven’t changed in decades, making an easy target The latest NICE Actimize article is available for download, and it’s called Check Fraud Running Rampant in 2023. Talk about getting to the point! The report is full of valuable information and…

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