Fed Study Finds Payments Fraud Small But Growing

On Wednesday, October 16, 2018, the Federal Reserve issued a press release regarding a Federal Reserve Payments Study report that the value of fraudulent noncash payments in the United States rose significantly between 2012 and 2015--outpacing growth in noncash payments overall, according to a new report based on Federal Reserve Payments Study data. The study's survey of depository institutions found that the value of noncash payments fraud rose 37 percent from $6.1 billion in 2012 to $8.3 billion in 2015. Over the same period, the total value of noncash payments rose 12 percent from $161.2 trillion to $180.3 trillion.


The full report is available here.