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Even though digital technologies have done a lot to improve our overall financial situation, and to provide people with better, more convenient access to a number of different services and resources, the sad reality of today is that technological advancements also tend to bring about increased levels of fraud.

It’s not hard to see why, either – honest people aren’t the only ones who benefit from such developments, and in fact, those who have the willingness to try breaking the system can often find themselves in a much better position to take advantage of its flaws.

However, things aren’t that bad in general terms. Technological progress has also made it possible – and quite easy in some cases – to deal with fraud and to increase the level of confidence that customers have in the systems they are working with. We still have some way to go until we’re at a point where things can run truly smoothly, but at least we’re moving in the right direction. We have Big Data to thank for that to a large extent, and its implications today are not to be underestimated.

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