ACUANT BLOG

Online Shopping is Booming & So Is Fraud: Is Your Business Prepared?

The final months of the year signal the upcoming holiday season and a period of online frenzy. Online activity has been steadily increasing during the pandemic, with online sales expected to reach at least $630 billion in 2020 alone.  With...

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It All Begins With Identity

We all know that digital transactions have surged during the pandemic, and with the wrong identity verification technology, keeping up with the accelerated digital activity can be a challenge. In a recent podcast with PaymentsJournal, Acuant’s VP of Product Faisal...

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Introducing Acuant®GO: Why No Code IDV & Compliance Solutions are a Game Changer

No code technology is a rapidly growing market, and for good reason. Forrester expects the no code/low code market to reach $21.2 Billion by 2022. And Gartner estimates that enterprise low code application platforms (LCAP) will be 65% of all app...

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The Cannabis Industry is Growing and So Are the Fines: Learn How You Can Upgrade & Safeguard Your Business with Identity Verification

The cannabis industry as a whole, for medical and recreational marijuana, is growing substantially; retail sales are expected to reach at least $15 billion USD by the end of 2020 in the United States alone and could reach over $37...

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Combating Synthetic Identity Fraud: Key Takeaways from the OWI Panel

Hacking, money mules, identity theft and synthetic fraud are some of the many vectors of attack being used globally to target and exploit banks and fintechs for money laundering purposes. There is no silver bullet to end fraud schemes (or...

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Everything You Need to Know About [Money] Mules & How to Detect Them- Hint: It’s Not a Sniff Test

It's no surprise that targeted fraud is an ongoing problem for many businesses. According to a JP Morgan report, 81% of businesses were targets of some form of payment fraud in 2019. One of the many — and damaging —...

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It’s Time to Automate your KYC Compliance

There is a strong case to automate KYC (Know Your Customer) compliance today. An increasing volume of online transactions and an increase in the rate at which these transactions occur, on top of the current Covid-19 pandemic, makes manual processes almost impossible. No ordinary compliance team...

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Risk and Compliance Solutions for Payment Service Providers

Companies that scale and succeed are those that dedicate time and effort to implement and tune their risk models and processes for fraud prevention and money laundering. For any type of business, but specifically for Payment Service Providers (PSPs), adopting...

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Velocity Rules to Identify Online Card Fraud: A More Flexible Way to Leverage Historical User Behavior as a Risk Indicator

Dating back a couple of decades when ecommerce started, one of the first tools to identify online card fraud were velocity rules. Velocity rules measured the number of transactions that were performed by a particular credit card in a (short)...

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Fraud Trends During COVID-19 & What Businesses Need to Know 

COVID-19 has changed a lot about how we interact, purchase and work. Because many have been quarantined, and because stores have changed how they interact with shoppers, online has become a preferred way, and for some, the only way to shop...

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Why Compliance is The “Secret Sauce” for Fraud Prevention in Digital Marketplaces

When creating a fraud strategy, the top concern for many organizations accepting online payments is preventing payment fraud. This makes sense, but failing to consider other types of illicit activity can be costly.  In fact, most marketplace fraud spending is...

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KYB Process Automation – Real-life scenarios for Business Payroll and Benefits (BP&B) and B2B Cross Border Payments

This is part 1 of a 3 part series blog post where we explore real use cases on Know Your Business (KYB). The first blog post is an introduction of those cases and how their KYB requirements are addressed within...

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