What impact did COVID have on payment fraud, and what role does social engineering play in romance scams?

The pandemic had irreversibly altered the way we live, work and shop. Unfortunately, it also gave fraudsters and scammers a window of opportunity to develop new strategies. With ever more advanced fraud patterns, social engineering and dark web in the game, it’s a handful pinpointing the individuals responsible. “Stay safe” just got a whole new meaning.

Brittany Allen from Sift was in conversation with Mark McMurtrie from Payments Consultancy Limited at MPE 2022 in Berlin.

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