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Data for today’s episode is provided by Mercator Advisory Group’s report – Faster and Real-Time Payments Fraud.
Faster payments make four common fraud schemes more successful:
- Authorized Push Payment Fraud—using social engineering like fake emails and invoices
- Account Takeover Fraud—stolen identity is used to take over legitimate accounts
- Money Mule Fraud—account takeover fraud used to launder money vs. steal money
- Account Opening Fraud—stolen identity used to open new accounts and build fake profiles
- Faster payments transfers are irrevocable, immediate, and highly liquid
- U.K. fraud losses in 2007, before Faster Payments Service: $22.6 million. In 2008 after launch: $52.5 million.
Financial institutions are implementing or planning new faster payment solutions from same day to real-time transactions and creating roadmaps for new products with faster payment solutions embedded. Simultaneously, attention is being given to protecting faster transactions and preserving the trust customers have in their banks and credit unions to protect their financial transactions. A new research report from Mercator Advisory Group titled Faster and Real-Time Payments Fraud reviews these trends, challenges, and solution.
“At the same time that financial institutions are wrestling with new fraud types and the rise of tactics like business email compromise, they are rolling out new faster payments solutions that innately allow less time to detect criminal activity. The good news is that the security providers are responding with solutions. The implementation and adaptation of these solutions to individual operating environments needs to be the focus,” comments Sarah Grotta, Director, Debit and Alternative Products Advisory Service at Mercator Advisory Group and author of the report.
This research report has 15 pages and 3 exhibits.
Companies and other organizations mentioned in this report include: ACH Alert, Brighterion, Early Warning, Experian, Faster Payments Service (U.K.), Feedzai, Federal Reserve, FICO, GIACT, LexisNexis, Mastercard, NICE Actimize, NuData Security, Rambus, RiskRecon, The Clearing House, Verafin, and Visa.