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Platform Modernization

Both the financial and healthcare industries are undergoing modernization initiatives in check payments and remittance.  See how OrboGraph is using AI, self-learning and deep learning models to drive innovation in these industries to deliver workflow automation.

Healthcare Payments

OrboAccess automates remittance and payment posting as well as enables full research and business intelligence analysis for RCM companies, clearinghouses, billers, and providers.

Check Processing

OrboAnywhere automates paper originated payments (i.e. checks, money orders, drafts) and remittances for balancing and posting while reducing risk and losses in the areas of check fraud, payment negotiability and compliance.

Modernizing Omnichannel Check Fraud Detection

An informative blog series exploring payments fraud and image technologies used to fight financial crimes.

COVID-19 Scams: Masquerading as the FDIC

FDIC-related scams pre-date COVID-19Pandemic stress has escalated the effectiveness of FDIC-related fraud All age groups are targeted As seen in the above video, scammers representing themselves as officials of government agencies is a common tactic. Victims are caught off-guard by the scammer’s aggressive tone and threats of legal repercussions, raising the victim’s anxiety and clouding…

Best Practices for Detection of Counterfeit, Forged, and Altered Checks

Check fraud of all types is on the rise Perpetrators have many profiles and approaches Preemptive solutions for check fraud As noted many times both here and in the general media, check fraud persistent and pervasive — and now compounded by fraudsters constructing corona virus-related scams. Financial institutions should be on high alert for scams…

Dissecting a Scam: “Let’s Tell the Scammer I Already Have the Money.”

Scammers from overseas find success despite of language gap What seems absurd to you and I will eventually snag someone A story on how a YouTuber fooled a scammer Hello Wow!!! Congratulation. This is a fairly typical fraud scheme that many, if not all of us, have encountered within our email inboxes. While we would…

Frank on Fraud: Check Scams On the Rise – – With Many Losses Unreported

According to Frank on Fraud, there are 16 main types of check fraud On the surface, check fraud growth defies logic A huge amount of check fraud goes unreported – – up to $1.2 billion in losses per year, in fact FRANK ON FRAUD is a terrific (and entertaining) blog by Frank McKenna, the Co-Founder…

Genesis of the Coming Identity Fraud Crisis (Javelin Study)

Fraud looms large in the months ahead as consumers confront economic stress worldwide While there are fewer fraud victims, the impacts are greater Multichannel account access makes account takeover easier for fraudsters Javelin Strategy & Research has made available their 2020 Identity Fraud Study (available for download here). The data presents a sobering outlook: The…

HelpWithMyBank.gov Delivers “Bank Friendly” Check Fraud & Forgery Resource

The federal government has created a helpful anti-fraud page The site contains PROACTIVE as well as REACTIVE solutions Check fraud attempts continue to grow, necessitating consumer vigilance The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (under the jurisdiction of the US Department of the Treasury) has rolled out an easy-to-use check fraud and forgery resource…

Return of the “Celebrity Fraudster”

In April our post featured "celebrity fraudster" Matt Cox as he described his methods for perpetrating check fraud. He knows of which he speaks; he is the author of the book Shark in the Housing Pool: On the Run With the Secret Service's Most Wanted (out of 15 Amazon reviews, it has 14 five-star ratings -- but let's remember that the author is a professional fraudster...)

“Cheque” Fraud: Not Only a US Problem

It is important to understand that while check fraud is a significant problem in the US, similar trends are occurring in Europe as well. In Europe, there was a shared view of paper checks as a payment vehicle on the road to the junkyard years ago -- only to find out that it remains a popular payment method in many countries.

Costco is Sending Freebies and Stimulus Checks?!! Nope – It’s a Scam

You get a text from Costco offering you stimulus checks or packages because you're a loyal customer. Great news, right? The old saying "If it sounds too good to be true, it's probably not true" comes to mind...

Ex-Industry Colleague, Now Actor, Meets ‘Bad Actor’ in Check Fraud Drama

The negative impact of check fraud really hits home when it happens to you, a friend or relative. Unfortunately, as we see in the following drama, you don’t get the Hollywood ending if you’re unprepared. A former colleague of ours, Eric Oliver, used to work for VSoft and Fiserv...

Con Artist Reveals Details on Check Fraud & Lessons Learned for Upcoming Stimulus Checks

We've detailed various scenarios fraudsters contruct and provided the profiles of a fraudster, but what does check fraud look like from the vantage point of the fraudster? Matthew Bevan "Matt" Cox is an American former mortgage broker and admitted mortgage fraudster. Cox is also an aspiring author who wrote an unpublished manuscript entitled The Associates, in which the main character -- surprise! -- traveled the country to perpetrate mortgage fraud.

Raising Awareness of Scams with…Bingo?

In these days of unprecedented events and protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic, it comes as no surprise that fraudsters of all stripes are taking advantage of any and all aspects of the situation.

Can Image Analysis Detect Treasury Check Fraud?

The check is in the mail Fraud awareness Treasury checks and image analysis The old adage “the check’s in the mail” is somewhat appropriate right now as the government ramps up the stimulus program with $1,200 coming to many Americans. In the OrboNation blog post yesterday, we provided a quick estimate of the number of…

FTC Report Reveals the Fraud Battleground

During 2019, more than 1.9 million consumers cashed FTC checks received as a result of law enforcement cases. When consumers don’t cash their refund checks, the FTC uses that money to send additional mailings to ensure the maximum amount of money is returned to consumers. Any remaining refund money is sent to the U.S. Treasury.

U.S. Consumers’ Use of Personal Checks: Evidence from a Diary Survey

From the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta comes an informative overview of check usage entitled U.S. Consumers’ Use of Personal Checks: Evidence from a Diary Survey. The authors look at 1,600 individual transactions to gain an understanding of what check payments are currently used for—by dollar value, and by payee—and who uses checks (in terms of demographics and income).

Nice Actimize & OrboGraph Webinar

OrboGraph recently co-hosted with Nice Actimize a dynamic webinar entitled Change is Inevitable - How Will You Respond? Along with OrboGraph's Joe Gregory, Allegra Angus and Nithin Mangalore of Nice Actimize discussed with attendees different aspects of check fraud trends, best practices for combating check fraud, including incorporating machine learning and image analysis.

ACH Fraud Jumps – Are You Surprised?

Modernizing Omnichannel Check Fraud Detection An informative blog series exploring payments fraud and image technologies used to fight financial crimes. ACH Fraud Jumps – Are You Surprised? Checks represent a “big” target for fraudsters, but ACH fraud is growing faster ACH fraud growth, in fact, surprised industry leaders Has effective fraud prevention throttled check fraud…

Multi-Victim and Multi-Layered Fraud Challenges Banks

Double-layered fraud: fraudsters who actually defrauded other recruits who thought they were "in on it" - both banks and accomplices alike we defrauded. To better detect fraud, banks need to strategically align their technologies.

2019 ABA Fraud Survey Delivers Shock Value

Fraud attempts affected an estimated $25.1 billion held in deposit accounts, ABA’s survey found, with $22.3 billion protected per the Banking Exchange Prevention was the equivalent of $9 for every $10 in attempted fraud, per Dodd Frank Update Attempted check fraud spiked 43% in two years, per PYMNTS.com The American Bankers Association’s (ABA) 2019 Deposit…

Rethinking the Numbers: Payee Positive Pay Reduces Check Fraud for Corporate & Small Biz

ABA reported a significant check fraud uptick in 2018 data B2B payments are still dominated by checks – leading to more opportunities for fraud – is it overrated? Assessing real-time, Positive Pay fraud systems with image can stop fraud at various stages of the workflow Corporate Payments Landscape: Checks Still Rule in B2B The Wall…

FRAUD MAGAZINE: A Must Read

Fraud techniques are evolving and check fraud is often intertwined with other types. Anyone involved in fraud detection and prevention needs to stay up-to-date, and Fraud Magazine offers some useful information.

Checks Lead in Payments Fraud Despite Volume Decline

2019 Federal Reserve Payments Study Reports 16B Checks Written Overall payments grew, while checks written declined Check fraud risk is increasing Checks lead other payment channels in fraud attempts per AFP It’s back! The 2019 Federal Reserve Payments Study, provides us new insights and metrics for the payment industry: The number of core noncash payments,…

Catching the Check Fraud Perpetrators

Three kinds of check fraud dominate the pack Fraud has become more and more inexpensive to perpetrate Behavior analysis to fight cross channel fraud As fraudsters continue to evolve their tactics, it is important to understand what acts of fraud are being committed and what actions banks are taking in order to combat fraudsters. These…

How to Execute a POC for Image Analysis

Check fraudsters are getting technologically sophisticated; Many bank fraud legacy detection systems are hopelessly out-matched; Proof of Concept is vital to the success of even the newest tech

20 Heavy Hitting Questions Posed by Fraud Analysts

20 technical questions around fraud detection and models; complicated fraud scenarios must be well defined; AI and machine learning are effective, but multi-model approaches will outperform single models

A Classic Check Fraud Scheme Targeting… Millennials?

While instant payment channels grow and multiply by the day, fraudsters remain interested in check fraud as a "reliable" form of illegal income. Let's look at the classic Fake Check fraud scheme, which has not lost popularity in spite of the growth of other payment channels.

A Texas Bank’s Perspective on Why Check Fraud is Back

Learn more about how as a by-product of EMV, check fraud rebounded, how market research provides many insights and learn more on how the majority of fraud professionals cite a need for tech investment to fight fraud.

Why Image Analysis is Used in Modernized Check Fraud Detection

Identify problematic use cases, check fraud evolution, using independent data sources improves fraud predictions

Modernizing Omnichannel Check Fraud Detection

Welcome to the first in a series of posts exploring payments fraud, with an emphasis on check fraud detection. This informative blog series approaches this crucial topic in the following ways:

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