Tag Archives: terrorist financing
Asset Search Red Flags, Smurfing, Private Investigators & A Kidnap Plot
If you are trying to detect hidden money you should look for asset search red flags like “smurfing¹.” Smurfing is a form of structuring cash deposits into bank accounts. It is one of the ways to secretly place cash into a money laundering circuit. When a bank customer in the U.S. deposits or withdraws $10,000…
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Anti-Money Laundering Bellwether Seeks Transparency Across The Globe
The Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”), is the bellwether for the fight against global money laundering and terrorist financing. Its leading role is recognized by U.S. lawmakers in the Bank Secrecy Act at 31 U.S.C. §5311, which states: “FATF’s Forty Recommendations on Money Laundering and the … Special Recommendations on Terrorist Financing are the recognized global standards […]