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The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is pivotal in safeguarding US national security and foreign policy objectives by enforcing economic and trade sanctions against targeted individuals, entities, and jurisdictions. One of the key tools in OFAC’s arsenal is the […]

As insurtechs grapple with managing their rapid expansion, one important question relates to their financial crime compliance obligations.  This can be challenging for insurtechs as they consider their growth agenda – What should be prioritized? How will regulations change? What […]

On November 2, 2023, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) organized a public-private dialogue focusing on the use of convertible virtual currency (CVC) to finance terrorist activity. Officially called a FinCEN Exchange, the event consisted of presentations by FinCEN and […]

Multiple types of fraud have a nexus with the real estate sector, but most involve a combination of impersonation and the use of false information. With economic volatility and geopolitical uncertainty fuelling a rise in financial crime, real estate fraud […]

Following the recent attacks on Israel, the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Agency (FinCEN) has issued an alert detailing key terrorist financing red flags to look out for. The alert is relevant for financial institutions (FIs) in multiple industries, including gambling, […]

The US real estate sector is one of the largest in the world, with an estimated value of $113.6 trillion in 2023. As such, its unsurprising that US authorities have expressed concerns about the role of illicit finance in high-end […]

Investment fraud has become the most expensive form of fraud in the US, according to a report by law office Carlson Law. The report states that a staggering $3.82 billion was stolen in 2022 – a significant increase from the […]

Business email compromise (BEC) scams are one of the top four major cybercrime threats to US networks, targeting a range of entities from small local businesses to large corporations, and personal transactions. Security vendor Abnormal Security’s H1 2023 threat analysis […]

Real estate fraud can take on a variety of forms, targeting different parts of the property buying or rental process. Title fraud is considered relatively rare compared to other property scams – such as mortgage fraud or business email compromise […]

Real estate is a highly lucrative target for fraudsters, with numerous transactions occurring worldwide on a daily basis. In 2022, US victims of real estate fraud suffered losses of almost $400 million, according to data from the FBI’s Internet Crime […]