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  • 29 Nov 2021 9:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As we approach Black Friday and Cyber Monday, chartered accountants should take a moment to consider whether the offers they are seeing are really a good deal or whether they could be a scam.

  • 22 Nov 2021 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Since the beginning of March 2020, when the world moved to multiple lockdowns and restricted activity as a result of the ongoing pandemic, it’s been clear that there has been a real shift in how we transact. It’s a subject I’ve covered in previous blogs, but as we come to the end of 2021, and payment data continues to be published for 2020, we are starting to see also the impact on fraud levels.

  • 15 Nov 2021 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Online payments have become increasingly popular in today’s world. Most importantly, with the onset of the pandemic, more and more people are choosing online payment options as they avoid the hazards of touching, often give amazing discounts and are very feasible with online shopping. So, an online payment is basically an electronic exchange of money which the buyer has to give to the seller while purchasing a good or a service. There are various ways to pay online but irrespective of the method, an allied bank account is mandatory. This bank account must have net-banking facilities. So, via this you can simply transfer money from your account to the seller’s bank account. The most common methods used in online payment are credit and debit cards. However, there are quite a few other options like direct bank transfers, a variety of e-wallets like PayPal and amazon pay, bitcoins and so on.

  • 08 Nov 2021 9:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    COVID-19 has led to increased challenges with ensuring a consistent customer experience, but more than that it’s highlighted that new digital channels are making combatting ever changing “scams” harder to detect and manage. The rise in online scams that banks are grappling with is part of a much bigger challenge spanning risk, governance and compliance, and how companies will manage these issues in the future. This is further complicated by the fact that, in many cases, the customer may have been unwittingly complicit, leaving the bank to take the hit and the blame.

  • 08 Nov 2021 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Anti-money laundering specialist SmartSearch has enhanced its international business reports service, with the addition of 97 new countries to its online platform.

  • 08 Nov 2021 9:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fraud thrives in times of crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic has proven to be no exception. Factors such as supply chain issues, workforce constraints and the withdrawal of the furlough scheme in the United Kingdom in September 2021 is putting further pressure on employees and management alike.

  • 01 Nov 2021 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 14-20, 2021

    Join the global effort to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education

  • 01 Nov 2021 11:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Yesterday we reported on the launch of an initiative by the Law Society and National Economic Crime Centre to alert home buyers to the dangers of being scammed while in the process to transferring monies to purchase a property.

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