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Bluepoint expands real-time cheque fraud prevention

11 October 2012  |  1508 views  |  0 Source: Bluepoint Solutions

Bluepoint Solutions today announced it has expanded its real-time, automated fraud prevention tools to accommodate its entire suite of remote deposit capture applications, including mobile deposit, ATM, merchant and home capture points.

Checks from all deposit channels, now including Bluepoint's award-winning QwikDeposit ToGo mobile capture, ImagePoint ATM, QwikDeposit Pro merchant capture and QwikDeposit Home products, are combined centrally in the company's ImagePoint Hub for validation against multiple third-party services. When an alert is received, the item is added to a queue for investigation at the institution to evaluate the alert and possibly place an extended hold on the deposit. The depositor is quickly notified that they have potentially been the victim of fraud and that their deposit could be subject to an extended hold.

Andrew Tilbury, chief marketing officer of Bluepoint Solutions said, "With the addition of automated fraud detection to all our RDC channels, financial institutions can reduce losses from return deposit items and counterfeits and protect their account holders from incurring losses caused by uncollectible items, excessive fees, potential negative balances and damaged credit. This is a powerful tool for our customers to combat payments fraud and reduce losses."

The solution is designed to identify multiple types of exceptions, including checks drawn on accounts with a high incidence of return, low balance, new accounts, closed accounts, accounts with a known history of counterfeits and more. Based on the type of alert that is returned, the financial institution can configure their workflow to apply the appropriate length of hold, depending on Reg CC guidelines and the relationship they have with the depositor. 

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