Learn more about Online Bank Fraud

Individuals living in Latin America have been slower to take to mainstream banking. Culturally, there just doesn’t exist the same level of trust in banks and in digital channels to look after hard-earned money, as arguably exists throughout Europe and the USA. Instead, apart from the operations of larger businesses in the area, a large proportion of the population was used to conducting ...
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Traditional criminology treats crime as a simple instrumental process, in which the criminal commits a crime with the objective of obtaining some type of personal benefit. From this perspective, social imbalance and the marginalization of certain groups caused these people to respond by committing crimes with the intention of getting what society had denied them.
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Human beings have got where we are today thanks basically to two essential factors: sociability and communication. Being social animals and working as a team has allowed us to develop far more than we would have as solitary creatures.
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While nations around the world are doing all that they can to lessen the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, fraudsters – true to form – have identified it as an opportunity to make money and are actively using COVID-19 as a way to cash. 
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Currently, Information Technologies (IT) are present in many of the activities we perform in our everyday lives. They have long been the basis of our interpersonal communication and are increasingly used for various personal and economic functions, mainly for our financial transactions.
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The year 2020 is just a short step away, and the world of cybersecurity has changed a lot in the last 10 years. Thousands of threats of different types have appeared and been developed, and companies and users constantly try to cope with them as part of everyday cyber life.
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When we think of an online fraudster, the common stereotype is that of a shady criminal who has successfully stolen an unsuspecting customer’s credentials in order to drain their bank account or to go on a shopping spree with their hard-earned cash. 
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Email and other internet scams have become so widespread that just about anyone could be a target. However, being in the banking and finance sector may put your business at an even greater risk.
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Phishing is considered one of the most prolific cybercrimes affecting individuals, companies and large institutions. Basically, it consists of supplanting the identity of a person or a brand/company through different media based on new information technologies.
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In 1979, Cohen and Felson presented a new approach in criminology theories. Until then, these theories had been quite focused on the criminal – on their genesis and characteristics, as if a crime depended solely on the existence of a criminal motivated to commit it.
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