ACUANT BLOG

The Difference Between Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits

Whether a document is a fake, forgery or counterfeit, none of them should be used to verify a customer’s identity. Here, we will explore the difference between the terms and what they mean in practice when referring to falsified identity...

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Introducing My Digital ID from Acuant | Debuting in Microsoft Azure AD Verifiable Credentials

Verify Once, Use Everywhere As announced at Ignite, Microsoft is breaking ground to introduce verifiable credentials in Azure Active Directory, encouraging the adoption of a Zero Trust approach in the wake of today’s increasing fraud landscape. Acuant was chosen as...

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Infamous Fraudsters Series: Charles Ponzi

The landscape of fraud is constantly evolving as criminals continually develop new ways to attack businesses and customers. Millions of people are affected by fraud every year and it is estimated that in 2019, criminals made $4.2 trillion from fraudulent...

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How to Protect Your Business and Comply with AML Regulations in LATAM

Money laundering is a significant issue faced by banks and other financial institutions, particularly in the Latin American regions. To counteract this fraudulent behavior, governments are being more proactive in their countermeasures against money laundering and exploitative practices, by introducing...

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Solving KYC Challenges for FinTech Startups

Knowing your ideal customer is one of the most fundamental aspects of starting any business, but for those in the financial sector, it’s a regulatory requirement. (more…)

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Crypto Casinos: A Gateway to The World of Crypto

Things move quickly in the world of cryptocurrency and the value of assets like Bitcoin have recently risen to their highest price in years. When markets continually experience price hikes of the like we’ve seen recently, investors can feel they...

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The Impact of 6AMLD on Virtual Currencies

In recent years, consumer demands and technological innovations have instigated a radical transformation of the payments space. The rise of FinTech in particular has been a significant mobilizer of change, driving faster, cross-border payments. Among the latest developments, is an...

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Reducing The Risk of Underage Gambling

The UK gambling landscape is constantly evolving with the addition of new forms of gaming and ways to access them. But there are areas where regulation is lagging behind the development of the industry and worryingly, these represent a gateway...

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Reducing Onboarding Costs in Cryptocurrency

Customer acquisition costs are among the most valuable metrics for all businesses and keeping them low is paramount to overall profit margins. So in an increasingly competitive crypto space, onboarding customers as quickly and efficiently as possible while reducing acquisition...

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Would Identity Verification Make Social Media Safer?

As people have become even more connected online, social media usage has continued to rise and play a wider role in our everyday lives. When used right, social media is an incredible form of communication and can be a force...

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The Rise of Digital Banking & The Challenge of Establishing Trust

KYC & AML APIs are Key for Open Banking | Neobanks | Challenger Banks As more people transact and spend time online, the demand for digital solutions and services, including banking, has increased significantly. Digital banking is growing rapidly and evolving...

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Money Laundering Around the World

Fraudulent activity is on the rise globally and criminals are continually developing new ways to attack businesses and customers.  2020 had a massive impact on the way we live our daily lives with an accelerated adoption and use of digital...

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