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The Rise of Wire Fraud: Cybercrimes Targeting Money Wired in Real Estate Transactions Increasing
Category: Banking, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection
No one can argue that technology has worked wonders in the area of real estate transactions, making these transactions faster, smoother and more accessible. However, thanks to technology these transactions are now exposed to an increased threat from criminals working in digital spaces. Perceived as…
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FBI Warns of Impending Multimillion Dollar Global ATM Cashout, $13.5 Million Taken Already
Category: Banking, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection
According to a confidential FBI alert reported upon by Krebs on Security last Friday, the FBI issued an alert to banks concerning what is called an Unlimited ATM Cashout, attacks of which are expected in the near future. Indeed, shortly after that notice was issued, it came to light that The Cosmos…
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Congress Passes Dodd Frank Rollback Bill
Category: Banking
Ever since the financial crisis nearly ten years ago, the passage of Dodd Frank has meant more regulatory scrutiny for banks across the nation. Last week, Congress passed the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act,” which means that many banks will be subject to fewer…
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Arkansas Legislature Prescribes Contractual Waiver of Jury Trial in Lending Agreements
Category: Banking
In late 2017, the Arkansas Supreme Court held that pre-dispute jury trial waivers in loan agreements are unenforceable as per the Arkansas Constitution. The Court provided that, according to the state’s Constitution, the right to a jury trial may only be waived “in the manner prescribed by law.”…
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