the money flow of the scammer´s industy

The money flow in the scammers´ industry!

The professionalism of today’s cybercriminal organizations (in short: the scammers’ industry) correspond to the professionalism and procedures of legitimate big international corporations. Technology, development activities, human resources, accounting, finance, marketing, legal departments are carried out by different departments independently under the professional leadership of the management people hired by criminals.

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Postbanks many shell company accounts

Postbank´s many shell company accounts

Our research shows that Postbank Germany (a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank) was definitely “the bank to go” for scammers in 2016 – 2020 to open bank accounts for shell companies. We collected the data of more than 90 shell companies with bank accounts with different Postbank branches all over Germany.

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Enhance the drafted DMA

Enhance the drafted DMA!

As we have seen so often in the past years, the European authorities have been mainly concerned with protecting the interests of the business users in drafting the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and have forgotten about the so much-needed consumer protection. It is about time to enhance consumer protection in

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ESG criteria

What about the S and the G in ESG?

It became a modern trend in the financial sector that each organization likes to provide sophisticated wordings about the importance of sustainable finance and the application of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria in their day-to-day business and asset allocation. Above all big banks and financial institutions heavily publish about

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HSBC cybercrime

HSBC – a dirty bank as an accomplice of big style cybercrime!

EFRI, an association based in Vienna, Austria, set up in spring 2020, by now represents more than 1,052 European consumers who were defrauded by cybercriminals. As of writing the victims lost over EUR 59.2 million in the form of investment scams also referred to as boiler room scams. HSBC, one

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EBA to start to do a proper job

EBA has finally to do a proper job!

In preparing the civil legal claims against PAYVISION B.V., we dig deeply into the criminal files for Option888 and the Wolf of Sofia. We learn a lot about how these fraudulent schemes work. In addition, we also know a lot about the enablers of these enormous fraudulent activities. Unscrupulous regulated

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Deutsche Handelsbank closes down

Deutsche Handelsbank closes down its payment services business

For more than two years, we have been delivering information about bank accounts of Deutsche Handelsbank used for scamming people to the German authorities. When we were working on the #Wirecard money laundering complaint (back in January 2020), it was evident that some of the scammers used both Wirecard and Deutsche

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