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Brooke Satti Charles

Financial Crime Prevention Strategist, IBM Security

Brooke Satti Charles is a Financial Crime Prevention Strategist within IBM Security. Her career has been focused on research and reporting of fraud, money laundering, insurance, terrorist financing, conflicts management, enterprise risk assessments, and regulatory compliance. Brooke holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Media Studies from Northeastern University and is currently working to achieve her Masters in Intelligence Studies.

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Disaster Fraud: Criminals Capitalizing on Catastrophes

Disaster fraud is a deliberate act to deceive people, government organizations or private industries after devastating events for personal financial gain.

Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud: Who Is Getting Your Refund?

Stolen identity tax fraud is a growing problem in the United States as criminals steal victims' PII and file returns on behalf of them.

Home Care Fraud on the Rise

Because many Americans now receive home care, this fundamental shift has led to a rise in home care fraud. In turn, this raises health care costs.

Blockchain.info, The Second Official Website to Receive a Tor Address

Blockchain.info has increased its privacy and security measures for all its users by becoming the second website in the world to receive a Tor address.

Operation Fashion Police: Regulators Focus on Fight Against Money Laundering in Los Angeles

A recent geographic targeting order enforced in the L.A. Fashion District is aimed at assisting in the fight against money laundering.

ISIS. Are they Using Bitcoins to Fund Criminal Activities?

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a rising terror group, is now using Bitcoins to transfer and raise money so that it can't be traced.

Funding Terrorists: The Rise of ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has generated revenue from each territory it conquers through methods such as donations, extortion and ransoms.

The Most Common Schemes for Targeting the Unknowing Money Mule

Fraudsters are using money mule scams to get unknowing, vulnerable individuals to unwittingly transfer illegally acquired funds for the criminals.

Emerging Trends in Money Mules Schemes

As new technologies and services emerge, money mules and criminal organizations will adapt their tactics to exploit the updated systems.

FinCEN Proposes Changes to Anti-Money-Laundering Requirements

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is proposing changes to parts of the Bank Secrecy Act related to anti-money-laundering programs.