Wire Transfers: Staying Compliant and Avoiding Fraud Loss
Funds transfer fraud causes millions of dollars in losses for businesses. Last year, financial institutions filed over 374,000 Suspicious Activity Reports on incidents of wire fraud and/or suspicious EFT/wire transfers-a 2.5% increase from the prior year and a 35% increase from 2020. Cyber attackers continue to grow more sophisticated with their schemes and attempts and have increased even more during the recent pandemic. Recent successful cyberattacks on international wire transfers have raised the bar on examiners’ expectations for your security system and risk monitoring of international and domestic wire transfers. Are you prepared?