China building big data platform for pre-crime

Re-posted by Crime Tech Solutions – Your Source for Investigation Software It’s “precrime” meets “thoughtcrime.” China is using its substantial surveillance apparatus as the basis for a “unified information environment” that will allow authorities to profile individual citizens based upon their online behaviors, financial transactions, where they go, and who they see. The authorities are watching … More China building big data platform for pre-crime

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.

Professor urges increased use of technology in fighting crime

Posted by Crime Tech Solutions This article originally appeared HERE in Jamaica Observer. It’s an interesting read… A University of the West Indies (UWI) professor is calling for the increased use of technology by developing countries, including Jamaica, to assist in the fight against crime. Professor Evan Duggan, who is Dean of the Faculty of … More Professor urges increased use of technology in fighting crime

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

Investigating the Investigations.

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. I recently read an excellent new book called Fraud Analytics by Delena Spann.  Ms. Spann is with the U.S. Secret Service, Electronic & Financial Crimes Task Force and is often called upon by colleagues and peers to provide presentations and professional speeches on financial fraud analysis, ethics, fraud examinations and fraud data … More Investigating the Investigations.

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?

SEC taking stock of analytics (and a cool use case for stock exchanges)

 Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. I read with interest today an article about the SEC’s use of analytics in the ongoing fight against financial crimes. The link to that article is below. It reminded me of some work I once did with a major stock exchange around insider trading. As a passionate anti-fraud technologist, I … More SEC taking stock of analytics (and a cool use case for stock exchanges)