Articles with tag like: money mules

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Europol and law enforcement authorities join forces to uncover money mules

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 03 Dec 2020

Europol together with law enforcement authorities from 26 countries have announced the results of the European Money Mule Action ‘EMMA 6’.

AML, money mules, Europol, fraud prevention, financial crime, money laundering

Italy and Romania take down cyber fraud ring

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 07 Jul 2020

The Italian National Postal and Communication Police Unit and the Romanian National Police, supported by Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled an organised criminal group involved in financial fraud, cybercrime, and money laundering.

Europol, Eurojust, CEO fraud, organised criminal group, financial fraud, cybercrime, money laundering, money mules, Italy, Romania

Irish Economic Crime Bureau to fight money laundering involving money mules

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 10 Apr 2019

The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GARDAI) has been investigating a EUR 2 million money laundering fraud involving 200 “money mules”.

money laundering, money mules, fighting fraud, payment fraud, Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, GARDAI

Banks use biometric tech to rise in money mules

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 30 Nov 2018

Banks have been using biometrics to verify account holders in order to minimise identity theft, but has led to a rise in the use of money mules by fraudsters.

banks, biometrics, money mules, identity theft, security, account holders, transaction, South Africa, fraud

Europol busts cybercrime group behind credit card fraud

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 26 Jul 2018

German and Lithuanian authorities have arrested fifteen members of a cybercrime group that carried out more than 35,000 incidents of online fraud since 2012.

Europol, credit card fraud, fraud prevention, online security, money mules

Identity theft continues to rise, report finds

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 26 Apr 2018

A new Cifas report has revealed record levels of identity theft in 2017, as criminals set their sights on new targets.

identity theft, CIFAS, report, money mules, fraud

Illicit proceeds in Europe laundered through cryptocurrencies

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 14 Feb 2018

Europol estimates that about 3-4% of the GBP 100 billion in illicit proceeds in Europe are laundered through cryptocurrencies.

Europol, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, money laundering, illegal activities, Europe, money mules

90 percent of illegal transactions linked to cybercrime

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 29 Nov 2017

EU law enforcement agencies have uncovered USD 36 million in illicit money transfers while revealing that nearly 90 % of 1,719 illegal transactions identified were linked to cybercrime.

cybercrime, money mules, web fraud, Europe, security, law enforcement