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Payvision´s cooperation with Gal Barak and Uwe Lenhoff!

The cooperation of Payvision B.V., a Dutch supervised Payment Service provider, with the cybercriminals Gal Barak, Uwe Lenhoff, and his accomplices (Gery Shalon, Vlad Smirnov, and others) began in 2013. The cooperation ended at the end of January 2019 with the arrest of Gal Barak and Uwe Lenhoff. When reading

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Mercuryo – a Russian crypto payment service provider!

Mercuryo´s SLAPP against EFRI As of 24 April 2023 the mercuryo group initiated a SLAPP –  Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation – against EFRI and its board members for defamation reasons. The Austrian lawyer BINDER GRÖSSWANG represented them in court. The request for a preliminary injunction related to a table

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UK Companies House set for reforms

UK companies are a plague, reforms are badly required!

Graham Barrow has been highlighting the misuse of the UK Companies House for years now.  Today, he announced on Linkedin that as of yesterday, 18 April 2023, 11,069,109 companies are registered with the UK  Companies House Register. Out of these 11 million registered entities, only  5,227,447 are active.   Founded

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Case Study_ payment Institutions

Acquirers are liable for enabling the Wolf of Sofia´s scams

Why are acquirers to be held accountable for illegal activities The digitalization pushed by governments worldwide and praised for its benefits in efficiency and productivity comes with high risks for consumers. Online fraud is by now the most commonly experienced crime. In England and Wales, fraud accounts for approximately 41%

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The European Court of Justice did a landmark ruling!

As of March 23, 2023, the European Court of Justice published its judgment in the case GAL BARAK against the Bamberg public prosecutor´s office (Case C-365/2). The court ruled in favor of the German authority.  In addition, the European court provided the German court with elements of interpretation of EU

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We need efficient and effective anti money laundering enforcement in Europe!

EFRI`s open letter to the European Authorities in charge of anti-money laundering. Based on our findings of the activities of some European licensed Payment Institutions  and e-money institutions in the online  fraud industry (in specific Payvision B.V., Wirecard Bank AG, Moneynet Int LTD)  we formulated some recommendations and established an

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Holding credit card companies accountable

Holding VISA accountable for processing illegal transactions!

EFRI always was convinced that payment companies like PAYVISION or Wirecard willingly and knowingly process illegal transactions for Cybercriminals are to be held accountable. The European supervisory authorities massively fail to do this job. So victims have to go legally against the fraud-enabling payment processors. EFRI supports victims that  filed

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Supervised financial institutions facilitating scams

Supervised financial entities showing up in criminal files

Over the last decades, the world has witnessed increasingly massive cybercrime attacks across borders. These crimes are very often facilitated by supervised financial entities, crypto exchanges. With the European financial supervisory authorities being very reluctant to take decisive action against payment companies involved in fraud scams, the harm done continues

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