Financial Crimes Africa (FCA) was recently in Bagamoyo, Tanzania to conduct business consultancy services. One of these was a workshop for workers from government & public institutions under the theme “Combatting Fraud in Government & Public Institutions”.
Category Archives: Fraud
419 – Advance Fee Fraud
Definition: A scam in which the fraudster usually requires the victim to pay upfront a relatively smaller amount of money in order to process the payment of a greater amount of money. In some cases, the fraudster presents himself as a government/bank official who is processing the disbursement of a huge cash amount and requires […]
Check fraud is one of the biggest challenges that banks face with respect to fraud. Advancements in technology such as desktop publishing have made it easier to produce altered/forged, fictitious or counterfeit checks which look very much like the original. In almost all cases, cheque fraud begins when the fraudster gains hold of a legitimate […]
Debit/ATM card fraud
Debit/ATM cards are plastic payment cards that are a viable alternative to cash. The difference between debit cards and credit cards is that payment for a debit card transaction is taken directly from the cardholder’s account, unlike credit cards where the accountholder paying the money back at a later date. Debit cards can also double […]