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Digital Identity and Insurance Fraud Prevention

What would Barton Keyes think of insurance fraud prevention in the digital age? In the 1944 film noir classic “Double Indemnity,” Keyes, a brilliant claims adjuster played by screen legend Edward G. Robinson, ferrets out a life insurance scam perpetrated by an adulteress and her lover, who happens to be Keyes’s protégé. The information on…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

PSD2 and the Open Banking Revolution: Fraud Prevention in the Bold New World of Financial Services

Part One of a Three Part Series It’s no secret that the open banking revolution is gearing up to fundamentally transform the financial services industry and unleash an amazing new era of innovation. But for all its promise, success will ultimately be predicated upon one critical element: Fraud prevention. Race to Tomorrow Over the last…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted

Top 5 Reasons to Vote ThreatMetrix for the MRC People’s Choice Technology Award!

Ok, so we’re biased. But here at ThreatMetrix, we think there are countless reasons to give us your vote for the MRC People’s Choice Technology Award. Here are just our top five favorites: Our digital authentication hit rate beats other authentication methods hand’s down It’s not even close, actually. We’ve got the largest network of anonymized…

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ThreatMetrix
By ThreatMetrix Posted

Insurance Fraud: Today, the App IS the Brand—is Yours Secure?

By now, most insurance industry brands understand that when it comes to today’s want-it-now world of business, they had better have an app for that. But in 2017, many brands will discover that while next-generation web and mobile apps can bring incredible ease, utility and convenience to customers, employees and partners, they may also hand…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

Money Mule: “In the world of mules there are no rules” – Ognden Nash (poet) 1902-1971

Why be a Money Mule? With the pressures of economic financial difficulty and the ramifications of holiday spending looming, there is higher temptation for banking consumers to misuse their banking facilities. Enter the money mule recruiter, who offers seemingly high wages in return for a little work on the side. You can earn $3000-$4000 per…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

Fraud Detection: The Rise of the Scamming Economy

The ‘Sharing Economy’ will hit new highs in 2017. Unfortunately, so will fraud. The question is, how can you protect your brand from the bad guys? You wouldn’t think being asked about renting a home for a movie shoot would raise a red flag about online fraud detection. But for Jerome Jacques of Malibu, it…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

The Sharing Economy and The Internet of Trust

Sure, it’s known as “The Sharing Economy.” But for me, it really harkens back to the “Village Economy” of old—updated with digital age convenience, yet still dependent on something uniquely human: trust. As a growing number of sharing economy companies are discovering, it’s also an economy that can be vulnerable to another human impulse—fraud. And…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted

Blockchain Q&A: Is It the Answer to Financial Fraud? Not Yet…

Blockchain first leapt into public awareness when it became known as the foundational layer of the Bitcoin crypto-currency. It’s still early days, but already the impact of the globally distributed ledger technology is being likened to that of the internet when it first appeared in the early ‘90s. It’s even being touted as the answer…

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Andreas Baumhof
By Andreas Baumhof Posted

How Millennials are Driving Digital Transformation in Financial Institutions (And Why It Matters More Than You May Think)

They Want Everything Now—And It Better Be Fraud-Free For retail bank brands, the fight against both online fraud and user friction is rapidly reshaping the competitive landscape. But what is actually driving this digital transformation in banking and the need for this careful balancing act? Or, more importantly, who’s driving it—and why does it matter…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

Beyond Digital Identity: 17 Predictions for 2017

Well that just happened. From Trump to Brexit and well beyond, 2016 delivered enough shocks, twists and turns to inspire Merriam-Webster to name “surreal” its “Word of the Year.” Among other things, it was a time of far too many high-profile cyber-attacks, new debates about privacy vs. national security, and fresh concerns over the unnerving role…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted
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