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The Truth About Financial Fraud Crimes Is About To Be Revealed

The truth about financial fraud crimes is about to be revealed. As cybersecurity threats compound the risks of financial crime and fraud, institutions are crossing functional boundaries to enable collaborative resistance.
In 2008, the World Economic Forum noted that fraud and financial crime was a trillion-dollar industry. The reporting of private companies spent approximately $8.2 billion and the anti-money laundering (AML) controls alone in 2017. The crimes themselves, detected and undetected, have become more numerous and costly than ever.
Risks for banks arise from diverse factors, including vulnerabilities to fraud and financial crime inherent in automation and digitization, massive growth in transaction volumes, and the greater integration of financial systems within countries and internationally.
Cybercrime and malicious hacking have also intensified. In the domain of financial crime, meanwhile, regulators continually revise rules, increasingly to account for illegal trafficking and money laundering. The governments have ratcheted up the use of economic sanctions, targeting countries, public and private entities, and even individuals. Institutions are finding that their existing approaches to fighting such crimes cannot satisfactorily handle the many threats and burdens. 
The Evolution of Fraud and Financial Crime

Fraud and financial crime adapt to developments in the domains they plunder. (Most financial institutions draw a distinction between these two types of crimes: for a view on the distinction, or lack thereof, see the sidebar “Financial crime or fraud?”) With the advent of digitization and automation of financial systems, these crimes have become more electronically sophisticated and impersonal.

Fraud or Financial Crime

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