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What We Learned from the OrboGraph Check Fraud Roundtable and Innovation Conference

May 23, 2024

Recently, OrboGraph hosted its fifth — second “in-person” — Check Fraud Roundtable session and first-ever Innovation Conference at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Needless to say, it was a huge success. These two distinct meetings brought together check fraud professionals from financial institutions and representatives from leading fraud solution providers and service bureaus. The conferences addressed…

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OrboGraph Announces Successful Check Fraud Roundtable and Innovation Conference

May 23, 2024

OrboGraph Announces Successful Check Fraud Roundtable and Innovation Conference Highlights Include Check Fraud Trends, SARs Analysis, OrboAnywhere Sherlock 5.3, and Deposit Fraud Burlington, MA, May 23, 2024 – OrboGraph, a premier supplier of check processing automation and fraud detection software and services, reports successful Check Fraud Roundtable and Innovation Conferences on May 14-16, 2024, at…

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Be Aware: Fraudsters Are Opening LLCs to Commit Check Fraud

May 22, 2024

Fraudsters have graduated beyond mere check washing An LLC “business” can be inexpensively opened and used for fraud Transactional analytics and image forensic AI systems are crucial to meet this challenge We all are aware of check washing/alterations and how effective this method is for stealing funds. However, the success rate is not guaranteed, particularly…

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Bad Actors: Not Always Outsiders

May 21, 2024

Mail theft is a growing threat Thieves are usually looking for checks to copy “Inside jobs” by postal service employees raise the stakes We have in past posts related some pretty alarming tales of postal theft and efforts to stop it. Now there’s news of an elaborate and ongoing “inside job” series of postal thefts in…

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FBI Investigates Corruption Allegations — Including Forged Checks — Against Illinois Mayor

May 15, 2024

An Illinois Mayor is accused of forging checks with the village Clerk’s stamp The Mayor is also accused of wrongful termination of employees who refused political work The FBI has been brought in to investigate Unfortunately, politics and corruption seem to go hand-in-hand. The US is ranked number 24 out of 180 nations in terms…

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Check Fraud Accounts for Nearly 20% of SARs Filings in 2023

May 14, 2024

SARs accounted for nearly 20% of SARs filings in 2023 There is nothing to indicate they will not continue their increase into 2024 Checks remain fraud targets Thomson Rueters reports that the number of suspicious activity reports (SARs) – the documents that financial institutions must file with the federal government’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)…

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eBook: Check 21 – A Blockbuster Story

May 10, 2024

The Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act or aka Check 21 is perhaps the most important event for checks in history. It was signed into law on October 28, 2003, and became effective on October 28, 2004. Check 21 is a federal law that is designed to enable banks to handle more checks electronically,…

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AI Set to Transform Open Banking Landscape? Not Without Fintechs!

May 9, 2024

Many banks are not, at present, ready to implement open banking However, the vast majority recognize open banking’s value A new report reveals that three-quarters of all banks are ready to implement open banking The amount of banks are not operationally ready to participate in and implement open banking is as high at 75%, according…

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Tips for Consumers to Spot a Fake Check

May 8, 2024

When examining a check to determine whether it’s real or not, it’s also worth looking for other general irregularities and mistakes. Look for spelling errors or typos in the printed information on the check, such as a misspelled business name or address. You can also check to make sure that the address of the check’s…

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Check Fraud Detection at the Dawn of the ’80s vs. Today

May 7, 2024

Check Fraud is nothing new – it’s been around for decades Methods to ID fraudsters were a bit different as the 80’s began Modern check fraud needs to met with modern tools An interesting artifact from way back in the ’80s depicts a fraudster’s-eye view of the techniques in play a little over 40(!) years…

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