Times Union: Check fraud scams causing headaches for banks, customers


“Pioneer has invested heavily in security and fraud prevention, especially as the volume of consumer bank fraud increases across the country using more sophisticated methods than ever before.

The bank has created a financial crimes investigation unit. Its eight full-time investigators and analysts handled 300 fraud cases in 2023, preventing $3 million in fraud. Leading the team is Antoine “Tony” Karam, a former deputy chief investigator with the attorney general’s office, whom Pioneer hired in 2022, along with Jay Yaskanich, Pioneer’s bank security officer."

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