Fraud and Economic Crime

Blog / Fraud and Economic Crime

Theft, Social care fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering, and many other financial crimes… The opportunities for forging money illegally appear to be limitless. Yet, the risks look modest, and the benefits appear high to so-called white-collar offenders.

Financial crime ranges from simple theft or fraud committed by criminals to large-scale operations directed by organized criminals with a foot on every continent. These are major criminal activities whose importance should not be underestimated since, in addition to their social and economic consequences, they are frequently related to violent crime and even terrorism. Each and every individual is prone to be affected by financial crime, which has taken on a whole new dimension with the fast evolution of digital technology.

To escape discovery, criminal organizations work transnationally, and stolen funds transit several physical and virtual boundaries before arriving at their eventual destination. In the fight against financial crime, both local and global watchdogs are working collaboratively to minimize fraud, which will e explained in detail below. 

Types of Fraud and Economic Crime

Some of the most prevalent examples of fraud and economic crime are as follows:

Online fraud: A catch-all phrase for any form of cyber fraud. Examples include fraudulent sales of commodities, romance scams, and any other sort of fraud aided online.

Identity theft: The use of a stolen identity to get goods or services through fraud. Criminals, for example, may exploit victims' personal information to create bank accounts or get loans.

Tax evasion: The illegal non-payment or underpayment of tax by an individual or a corporation. Offenses might include failing to declare profits or concealing funds in overseas bank accounts.

Business rate evasion: Business rates – often known as non-domestic rates – fraud occurs when a company fails to pay the price for local services.

Social care fraud: This sort of fraud occurs when a person receiving social care services lies about their financial situation or misuses direct payments granted to pay for their care.

Money Laundering: Money laundering is the procedure of converting 'criminal property' - what a person has gotten via illegal action – appear to have been obtained legally. Criminals look for 'safe havens' for profits in order to dodge confiscation orders.

Bank robbery: Bank or consumer fraud includes fraudsters impersonating a bank or another financial organization, stealing banking information, or falsifying bank transaction requests.

Bribery and corruption: A bribe is the giving or receiving of cash or other rewards in connection with the improper performance of persons in positions of trust.

Electoral fraud: The act of meddling with an election. Offenses may include voting fraudulently, falsifying nomination paperwork, or incorrectly declaring electoral costs.

Fraud via taking advantage of one's position: When a person manipulates a position of trust in which they are supposed to protect the financial interests of another individual or organization.

Comply with Sanction Scanner

Economic crime has an influence on many parts of society, including citizens, governments, and financial institutions. Fraud, money laundering, bribery, corruption, and terrorist financing expose the most vulnerable members of the community to exploitation by organized criminal teams through crimes such as individual trafficking, modern slavery, drug trafficking, and many others.

Delivering a step-change necessitates a coordinated 'whole-system' approach. Sanction Scanner's cutting-edge AML software aids financial organizations to prevent economic crime, interrupt sophisticated corporate frauds, and the flows of illegal funds that fuel the operations of organized crime organizations, and illuminate the intricate networks of criminality. If you want to discover our product, you may contact us and request a demo. 

You Might Also Like