Posted By: Erick Caceres
The year 2020 will be looked at as the year that exposed both our health and financial vulnerabilities. The risk of being a financial crime victim has always been evident, but COVID-19 has exposed how often we ignore these risks. In Part I, Financial Crimes during Unprecedented Times, we discussed criminal activity when it comes to credit cards, bank accounts and even the current stimulus checks. We looked at the current state of unemployment and debt and how this time of anxiety and uncertainty could potentially lower people’s guard when it comes to protecting their finances. Yes, we are living in a very difficult time that requires that we need to be even more vigilant to look for ways that can decrease the likelihood that we will become future victims of financial crimes. In part II, you will find prevention, detection and resolution strategies that can help us counter crime risks.
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