Scams that start on social media have been increasing for years and climbed from $134 million total reported losses in 2019 to $117 million in just the first six months of 2020, the Federal Trade Commission said today.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today issued an advisory alerting financial institutions to imposter scams and money mule schemes connected to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today issued an advisory on medical scams related to the coronavirus pandemic—the first in a new series of warnings about COVID-19-related financial crimes—as well as a notice on filing reports of COVID-19-related suspicious activities.
Compliance professionals are uniquely positioned to educate older Americans about the growing number of scams surrounding the pandemic.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, cybersecurity and fraud analysts have noted an uptick in “money mule” scams. Banks increasingly need to be on the lookout for the telltale signs of these scams.
A new infographic released today by the ABA Foundation and the Federal Trade Commission highlights “money mule” scams—a type of scam in which criminals use their victims to move stolen funds.
Read more about the FTC’s findings View the FTC/ABA Foundation infographic
Impostor scams—in which scammers pose as representatives from the government or a well-known business, romantic interests or family members—were the number one type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel in 2019, the agency said today.
A new infographic from the American Bankers Association Foundation, Association of Military Banks of America and the Better Business Bureau provides tips for veterans, active duty servicemembers and their families on how to protect themselves from financial scams targeting the military.