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Coronavirus fraud: Two New England men are first to be charged with scamming small business loan program

Two New England men have become the first people charged in the United States with fraudulently applying for aid from a federal program designed to help small businesses deal with financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.


Dutch Central Bank to Crypto Firms: Register in 2 Weeks or Shut Down

Dutch crypto companies must register with the Netherlands' central bank by May 18 or cease operations immediately, the monetary authority said Monday.


Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Issues Revisions to BSA/AML Examination Manual

On April 15, 2020, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released updates to the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual (Manual).


How Will COVID-19 Shape the Serious and Organized Crime Landscape?

A new report from Europol assesses the impact of the pandemic on serious and organized crime across three phases: current, mid- and long-term.


How the IMF is Promoting Transparent and Accountable Use of COVID-19 Financial Assistance

In 2018, the IMF adopted a Framework on Enhanced Engagement on Governance. Since then, the IMF has engaged in deeper and more candid discussions with our member countries when these issues could undermine the efficient functioning of the economy and threaten the interests of its citizens.


Audit looks at ICE unit that targets money laundering

Congress's watchdog wants Immigration and Customs Enforcement to do more to track the performance of a unit that works to uncover trade-based money laundering.


Wells Fargo on Fraud Decisioning And The New Consumer's New Normal

Financial institutions (FIs) face tough decisions when trying to keep their clients safe.


Bitcoin Accounts For 78% Of The Cryptocurrency Derivatives Market In Q1 2020, Study Finds

According to a new study, the total trading volume of cryptocurrency derivatives has increased dramatically by over 300%.



An appellate court in Den Bosch affirmed the conviction of former policeman Mark M., and re-sentenced him to five years behind bars on Monday for his role in money laundering and leaking out confidential information about police investigations between 2011 and 2015.


Lying about COVID-19 cases for extra insurance pay would be fraud

Some people have been reaching out to News 8, concerned that hospitals are lying about whether have patients have COVID-19 simply for a bigger insurance payout.


Vladimir Putin's Outlook on Bitcoin (BTC) and Cryptocurrency Movement Is Going Viral-But Some Smell a Deepfake

A clip that appears to show Russian President Vladimir Putin explaining his stance on the Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency movement is going viral.


Banks 'can do more' to compensate fraud victims

Victims can lose large sums after being tricked into transferring money to fraudsters they believe are genuine traders or even solicitors.


A.G. launches effort to assist victims of unemployment fraud

Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Wednesday his office has developed a new resource to help process unemployment fraud claims.


Contractors who worked on 'Windy City Rehab' facing new fraud allegations

Two contractors from the first season of "Windy City Rehab" committed fraud by diverting money from other projects to help fund work done on the popular HGTV show, according to a lawsuit filed last week in Cook County court.


Justice Department Sees Early Fraud Signs in SBA Loan Flurry

The Justice Department has begun a preliminary inquiry into how taxpayer money was lent out under the Paycheck Protection Program and has already found possible fraud among businesses seeking relief, a top official said.


Dirty money piling up in L.A. as coronavirus cripples international money laundering

Dirty money is piling up in Los Angeles. In the last three weeks, federal agents made three seizures that each netted more than $1 million in suspected drug proceeds.


CipherTrace Launches Armada: A Crypto Tracking Tool for Banks

Cryptocurrency forensics platform CipherTrace has announced the launch of a new tool - Armada - for banks to use in tracking suspicious crypto transactions.


The Risky Politics of Anti-Money Laundering

In Mexico and Brazil, financial intelligence is dangerously entering the political arena.


What does Europe's anti-money laundering overhaul mean for trade finance?

Every licensed bank across the EU is subject to the bloc's rules on financial crime.


Stellar Lumens Is Breaking Out, Will Bitcoin Follow?

Stellar Lumens and Bitcoin have shown high levels of correlation over the last month.

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