AMLA goes to frankfurt

AMLA in Frankfurt or to “to set a fox to guard the henhouse”

On 22 February 2024, the EU Council and the EU Parliament voted 28 to 26 to establish the new Anti-Money Laundering Authority in Frankfurt, Germany. This authority, anticipated in the highly regarded EU Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Package, is expected to play a crucial role in combating money laundering within the

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Investigation Houston

Did ING and PAYVISION partner in crime?

Ruthlessness reaches a new high! Despite being aware of ongoing criminal proceedings for culpable money laundering,  despite pledging to the Dutch prosecutor to try hard to remedy compliance shortcomings (under the oversight of DNB), and despite being very well aware of the dirty kind of business PAYVISION was in, ING

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WArning issued by FCA

Mass of public warnings and Payvision ignored them all !

The Pursuit of Justice for Victims of Payvision/ING Since 2019, the European Fund for Retail Investors (EFRI) has championed the cause of over 300 victims, seeking reimbursements from PAYVISION, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ING, one of Europe’s leading banks. PAYVISION, akin to WIRECARD, facilitated numerous cyber trading platforms, acting as

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ruling from ECJ in the GAL BARAK case is still pending

ECJ has issued clear guidelines on the transparency duties of banks!

Cybercrime has become a threat to our society! Recent data reveals an alarming rise in cybercrime, posing a significant threat to our global society. A comprehensive study conducted by the renowned digital industry association Bitkom, underscores the gravity of the situation. It indicates that cyberattacks, often linked to organized crime

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Option888

Dutch Legal Action against Payvision BV started!

Around 300 victims from all over Europe,  coordinated and supported by EFRI, have been requesting restitution payments for their losses since they learned about the reckless and willful involvement of Payvision in Barak and Lenhoff´s online scams. Legal claims in Austria and Germany are already pending. Additionally, a larger group

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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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Payment processors

In addition to the acquiring bank, issuing bank, and card association, the merchant frequently employs the services of a payment processor to facilitate this process and act as the technical interface between the merchant and the payment system. Here you will find a list of the payment processors working with

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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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Popular crypto scams

Most popular crypto scams and how to avoid them!

Crypto scams are a plague Although we are in a crypto winter with the crash on the markets also driving down the crypto valuations, we still receive emails from victims about scammers trying to convince them to invest in promising crypto ventures. So, crypto scams are still a plague, and

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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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