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Fraud Prevention Posts

The Psychology Of Fraud - The Fraud Triangle

| Dr. Michael Skiba

Why Do Fraudsters Commit Fraud Over Other Types of Crime? This second part of the article (see PART 1 - Feb 2016) we talk about the Fraud Triangle, developed by Columbia University. The Fraud Triangle is a great visual depiction of how fraud occurs. This concept further supports the contention that reducing opportunity should be the key element of counter fraud efforts.

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Inappropriate Trauma Activation Charges

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A common theme appearing all across the country is the tendency for hospitals to bill a trauma activation fee, ranging from $6,000 to $30,000, for all patients whose injuries arise from a motor vehicle accident, no matter how minor the accident or injuries. These charges appear even when the patient is triaged by a nurse, examined by one physician and discharged to home after two or three hours.

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The Future of Online Payments: Addressing the Fraud Challenge

| Stanley Harmsen van der Vliet

European payment infrastructure provider, SIA recently integrated INFORM’s real-time fraud prevention solution into its platform for the benefit of their financial, corporate and retail clients. We asked Gabriele Boni, Financial Institutions Division Director, SIA and Dr. Andreas Meyer, EVP Risk & Fraud Division, INFORM about the future of online payments and combating fraud in an increasingly digital world.

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The Psychology Of Fraud

| Dr. Michael Skiba

Why Do Fraudsters Commit Fraud Over Other Types of Crime? This article will infuse criminological theory into the fraud environment in order to assist with counter fraud efforts. Enjoy this 2-part article to be continued in the next newsletter! In this first section, we will dive into criminological theories, learning about the concepts and principles regarding criminal behavior. Next week, we will learn how all of this can be applied in an insurance fraud setting.

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Catch the Modern Day Criminal in a Multi-channel Environment

| Stanley Harmsen van der Vliet

From malicious malware to sophisticated phishing schemes, banking institutions and card service providers are under constant, multi-channel attack. How should they respond? One technology company making the news in the fight against financial fraud is INFORM, so we asked Dr. Andreas Meyer, Director Risk & Fraud Division, for his views on the matter, and examine some industry facts about the growing threat of financial crime.

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