Link Analysis and Crime – An examination.

Posted by Tyler Wood, Operations Manager at Crime Tech Solutions The topic of fraud is widely discussed, and the focus of thousands upon thousands of articles. Television shows such as Crime, Inc and American Greed have become popular due, in part, to our fascination with the topic of fraud. The organizations that are affected by … More Link Analysis and Crime – An examination.

What is Link / Social Network Analysis?

Posted by Crime Tech Solutions Computer-based link analysis is a set of techniques for exploring associations among large numbers of objects of different types. These methods have proven crucial in assisting human investigators in comprehending complex webs of evidence and drawing conclusions that are not apparent from any single piece of information. These methods are … More What is Link / Social Network Analysis?

Biometrics and Authentication – A new world of possibilities

This article was written by Sacha Breite, head of future payments at SIX Payment Services. It originally appeared here on July 20, 2015. The search for a common, international standard of payment authentication is in full flow. Governments, retailers, banks and (not least) consumers are all eager to find a means of confirming someone’s identity … More Biometrics and Authentication – A new world of possibilities

The Name Game Fraud

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. Alright everybody, let’s play a game. The name game! “Shirley, Shirley bo Birley. Bonana fanna fo Firley. Fee fy mo Mirley. Shirley!” No, not THAT name game. (Admit it… you used to love singing the “Chuck” version, though.) The name game I’m referring to is slightly more sinister, and relates … More The Name Game Fraud

Using Link Analysis to untangle fraud webs

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. NOTE: This article originally appeared HERE by Jane Antonio. I think it’s a great read… Link analysis has become an important technique for discovering hidden relationships involved in healthcare fraud. An excellent online source, FierceHealthPayer:AntiFraud, recently spoke to Vincent Boyd Bryant about the value of this tool for payer special … More Using Link Analysis to untangle fraud webs

Perhaps a nice change at NICE Actimize?

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Though not publicly released, news out of NICE Actimize is that long-time CEO Amir Orad is leaving the company effective May 1. Indicative of the ‘what a small world this is’ nature of the financial crimes technology marketplace, former Pegasystems co-founder and head of Americas for BAE Systems Detica, Joe Friscia, … More Perhaps a nice change at NICE Actimize?

Part Two: Major Investigation Analytics – Big Data and Smart Data

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. As regular readers of this blog know, I spend a great deal of time writing about the use of technology in the fight against crime – financial and otherwise. In early February, in Part One of this series, I overviewed the concept of Major Investigation Analytics and Investigative Case Management … More Part Two: Major Investigation Analytics – Big Data and Smart Data

Part 2: Investigating the Investigations – X Marks the Spot

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Part One of this series is HERE. Most of the financial crimes investigators I know live in a world where they dream of moving things from their Inbox to their Outbox. Oh, like everyone else, they also dream about winning the lottery, flying without wings, and being naked in public. But … More Part 2: Investigating the Investigations – X Marks the Spot

To 314(b) or not to 314(b)?

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood FinCEN today (November 1, 2013) released a fact sheet regarding data sharing between financial institutions under the Section 314(b) of the US Patriot Act. 314(b) provides financial institutions with the ability to share information with one another, under a safe harbor that offers protections from liability, in order to better … More To 314(b) or not to 314(b)?

Lottery Fraud – How lucky can you get?

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. Two weeks ago, I wrote in this space about some interesting experiences I’d had working through Workers Compensation Premium Fraud at a government run program. This week, I received a fraud alert about a retailer being banned from ever selling lottery tickets, and it reminded me of a great exercise I underwent … More Lottery Fraud – How lucky can you get?