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Mozn announces new AI-powered anti-fraud product

February 9, 2023

RIYADH—Mozn, a market leader in enterprise artificial intelligence technologies, announced on Monday an advanced AI-powered anti-fraud product capable of proactively identifying suspicious activity and preventing criminals from targeting organizations and their clients to profit from financial crime. Released as an additional product suite to the company's innovative Anti-Money-Laundering (AML) platform, FOCAL Anti-Fraud product was announced at Saudi Arabia's LEAP 2023 tech conference at Riyadh Front Expo Center. In the spirit of LEAP – which gathers tech innovators and leading experts from around the world to discover new ideas and build new partnerships – FOCAL Anti-Fraud leverages powerful AI to address the increasing volume and complexity of fraud in emerging markets.

FOCAL Anti-Fraud can confirm the identity of payees automatically by checking data input against the destination account's records. The product combats fraud by combining a wealth of data points to score fraud risk and then compare the derived score against custom risk appetite thresholds. The innovative new product automatically selects the best next action based on its assessed legitimacy, thereby minimizing impact for the customers of financial institutions. To date, FOCAL has successfully completed more than 1 billion security and identity checks for its clients, detecting fraud and money laundering crimes worth hundreds of millions of riyals in Saudi Arabia in the past few months alone. FOCAL has also been able to monitor more than 3 million customers and SR8 billion worth of transactions, providing financial institutions with the peace of mind needed to grow, innovate, and secure digital finance for humanity.

FOCAL Anti-Fraud's sophisticated design means it can expose fraudulent activity through the application of deep AI network analysis to identify devices, Geo/IP addresses, and other attributes commonly used in the detection of criminal activity. The platform's reporting system instantly flags suspicious activity and integrates it into the Fraud Score to strengthen ongoing protections.

"Banks, fintech providers, insurance companies and brokers, and indeed any industry that finds itself in the crosshairs of fraudsters will welcome the announcement of FOCAL Anti-Fraud," said Dr. Mohammed Alhussein, Founder and CEO of Mozn. "At Mozn, we not only address the challenges of today; we look out for what is ahead to ensure that the hurdles of this year and the next are no barrier to economic innovators both inside the kingdom and across the region. FOCAL Anti-Fraud penalizes fraudsters, not consumers, and delivers rapid time-to-value by empowering better decisions. Mozn will continue to fight financial fraudsters with our state-of-the-art AI-powered products and solutions so that businesses can improve their risk management and enhance protection for themselves and their customers."

Mozn's Anti-Fraud product will run as part of its wider FOCAL suite, which is rapidly bolstering the region's fight against money laundering. FOCAL's AML product screens customers using advanced name-matching algorithms designed specifically for Arabic- and Latin-text characters and compares them against more than 1,300 up-to-date global and local sanctions and PEP lists. Mozn has offices in three different countries—KSA, UK, and the UAE—with more than 150 employees. — SG