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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Checking that a user is who they claim to be whilst they are online is the fundamental basis of cybersecurity. We’re all used to being authenticated at some point in our online journeys, whether it’s through a password login, or an OTP sent to our phones when we’re attempting to make a transaction.
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Phishing is one of the oldest types of cyberattacks that can result in online banking fraud, and remains one of the most pernicious: nearly a third of all breaches last year involved phishing, according to a 2019 Verizon Report.
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Fraudsters are innovative and tireless in their efforts to steal funds and evade detection. They will exploit advances in technology such as Faster Payments and even love to shamelessly use an uncertain and fearful situation such as the current global Covid-19 pandemic to their advantage, employing the coronavirus as a method to swindle innocent people out of their money.
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Online banking fraud is all the rage and everything seems to point to the trend continuing in coming years. It may stop being a trend and become something structural, something that banks will have to deal with from here on out, in the same way that the online shopping format has already established itself as something intrinsic in new and future commerce.
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Banks are shutting down tens of thousands of accounts every year due to suspected fraud; on average, Santander closes down 24,000 accounts each year, and just under half of all those are suspected mule accounts – a huge proportion.
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