Business email
compromise scams

A CEO scam is a devious cybercrime where a fraudster impersonates a high-ranking individual, quite often the CEO,
and manipulates an employee into transferring funds to another account which they control

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Problem overview

CEO fraud is often referred to as BEC fraud as well. This is because the scammer typically hacks into an email or messaging service so they can then impersonate the high-ranking official of the organisation. In many cases of CEO fraud, the scammer goes to great lengths to research and mimic the high-ranking individual's communication style, including their writing tone, vocabulary, and even the timing of their emails. This level of sophistication makes the fraudulent emails VERY hard to detect, as they closely resemble the genuine communication patterns of the CEO. This tactic, known as "CEO voice phishing," can significantly increase the success rate of the scam by creating a sense of authenticity and urgency in the targeted employe

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Unlocking the Power of Analytics to Combat Financial Scams

Watch this webinar hosted by Suzanne Sando, Senior Javelin Analyst and Tyler Thisse, Threat Analyst at BioCatch to learn how unlocking the power of analytics can help financial institutions beat scams.

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Additional scam
use cases 

Impersonation scam

In impersonation scams, fraudsters often adopt the disguise of a well-known organization, such as the police, a customer's bank, their utility provider, or a government department. By impersonating these trusted entities, scammers aim to manipulate and deceive individuals into transferring money to an account under their control. 

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Remote access attacks

Legacy fraud prevention controls have limited or no ability to detect remote access attacks. When a remote access tool is present on a user’s device, the bank’s systems detect a genuine device fingerprint, with no traces of proxy, code injections, or malware, and with the proper IP and geo-location. 

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Peer-to-peer fraud

A Peer-to-Peer (P2P) scam is typically when a fraudster poses as a legitimate business and requests payment from the victim for a product or service that never materializes. 

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Mule Account Detection

Mule Account Detection is optimized to identify money laundering accounts by analyzing thousands of features during online banking sessions. Learn more about how the solution can adapt and react in real time based on the fraudster's behavior.

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BioCatch Scout

Scout for Mule Account Detection is a link analysis tool that graphically showcases the money laundering/mule account problem that banks and FIs face. Learn more about how Scout can help visualize, connect, and prioritize investigative efforts.

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