Payment Fraud By the Numbers

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Watch our video on payment fraud by the numbers to learn recent statistics.

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  • 74% of companies were targets of payments fraud in 2020
2020 Payments Fraud Activity

66% Checks
39% Wire Transfers
34% ACH Debits
24% Credit Cards
19% ACH Credits
  • 71% of credit card fraud occurred with online transactions
  • 76% of respondents in 2020 felt that fraud increased in the past year
  • Companies lost an average of $111,605 in 2020 due to ransomware
  • 62% of companies experienced Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams in 2020
  • 61% of BEC attacks focused on organizations’ Accounts Payables Department
  • 52% of fraud attacks came from outside individuals
  • Cyberattacks cost businesses about $1 million per attack to clean up damages
  • 70% of companies are adopting stronger internal controls to guard against fraud
  • 85% of companies use Positive Pay to protect against payment fraud

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Source: AFP (Association for Financial Professionals) 2021 Payments Fraud and Control Survey

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