What is Wire Stripping? Free AML Training

Money launderers use wire transfers daily to move dirty cash between countries and bank accounts[1]. They also use wire transfers to distance illegal funds from their original source.  The objective is to move the dirty money from one bank account to another and from one jurisdiction to another. This makes it difficult for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) to trace the origin of the money.

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In executing their correspondent banking services and daily payment operation banks are now exposed to wire stripping which impacts on cross-border banking activity. The failure on the part of Financial Institutions (FI) to monitor or prevent wire stripping will render FIs unable to screen and stop payments to designated entities and individuals[2].

Wire Stripping defined

It is the deliberate act of changing or removing material information from wire payments or instructions, thus making it difficult if not impossible to identify and restrict payments to and from sanctioned individuals, entities or countries.

How is it done

FIs may conceal or simply removing true originators from transactions processed through US banks in order to avoid the sanctions-monitoring programs put in place by those institutions. The FI may weed out, tamper, or even alter the payment details of the transfer with respect to[3]:

-the ordering client;

-The beneficiary client details such as (country, address, name);

-the origin of goods and

-sea ports involved.

Some FIs even advised originating banks on how to format their transfers in a manner that would allow the transactions to avoid detection completely[4].

Result

These FIs were subjected to regulatory fines and suffered irreparable reputational damage.

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Sources


[1] https://www.riskscreen.com/kyc360/article/implementing-sanctions-screening-and-due-diligence-methods-for-products-and-payments/

[2] https://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Understanding_sanctions:_wire_stripping_-_managing_compliance_risk/%24File/1308-1124709_Wire%20Stripping%20.pdf

[3] https://www.riskscreen.com/kyc360/article/implementing-sanctions-screening-and-due-diligence-methods-for-products-and-payments/

[4] https://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Understanding_sanctions:_wire_stripping_-_managing_compliance_risk/%24File/1308-1124709_Wire%20Stripping%20.pdf

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What are Shell Companies ?

A shell company is considered to be an incorporated company with no independent operations, significant assets, ongoing business activities, or employees. Shell companies tend to be…holding companies.[1]

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To launder money, the shell company purports to perform some service that would reasonably require its customers to often pay with cash.

The launderer then deposits the money with the shell company, which deposits it into its business bank accounts. The company then creates fake invoices and receipts to account for the cash. Such transactions create the appearance of legitimacy and clean money.

The shell company can then make withdrawals and either return the money to the initial criminal or pass the money on to further shell companies before returning it to further disguise who initially deposited the money[2].


[1] https://aml-cft.net/library/shell-company/

[2] https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/money_laundering

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How to Register with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Trinidad?AML Compliance Consultants

What is the FIU?

The FIU is the  primary institution for the collection of financial intelligence and information and the analysis, dissemination, and exchange of such financial intelligence this will also include information among law enforcement authorities, financial institution and listed businesses


Which businesses are required to register with the FIU?

Non Regulated Financial Institutions[3]

  • Credit Union
  • Building Society
  • Money or Value Transfer Services

Listed Businesses[4]

  •  Motor Vehicle Sales
  • Real Estate
  • Gaming House
  • Pool Betting
  • National Lotteries On-Line Betting Games
  • Jeweler
  • A Private Members’ Club
  •  An Art Dealer
  • An Accountant, an Attorney-at-law or other Independent Legal Professional
  • Trust and Company Service Providers 

The FIU Form RG 1 must be printed from the FIU website and completed. This form must be submitted to the office of the Financial Intelligence Unit within three months of the registration of the company or business. Within 14 days the FIU will confirm receipt of your registration documents by email or phone call. The FIU will indicate whether your certificate is ready for collection.

What is the penalty for failing to register with the FIU?


What is the penalty for failing to register with the FIU?

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[1]http://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/aml.asp

]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=3

3]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=4

[4]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=4

Why Should You Create a Will?

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Why are PEPS considered high risk customers ?AML Compliance Consultants

According to the FATF , Politically Exposed Persons are considered to be higher risk customers because of their status and influence. This can be used to commit money laundering offences and other predicate offences.

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How to conduct EDD on PEPS? AML Compliance Consultants

The following steps are required to conduct Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) on Politically Exposed Persons (PEPS):

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  1. Ensuring that appropriate risk-management systems are in place to determine whether the customer or the beneficial owner is a PEP, or immediate family member or close associate of a PEP (Reg. 20 (2);
  2. Obtaining senior management approval BEFORE establishing (continuing, for existing customers) the business relationship (Reg 20 (4);
  3. Ensuring that reasonable measures are taken to determine the source of wealth and source of funds (Reg. 20 (5); and
  4. Conducting enhanced on-going monitoring of the business relationship (Reg. 20 (5).

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What are the different categories of PEPS?AML Compliance Consultants

The following categories of PEPS are listed in Regulation 20 of the Financial Obligations Regulations (FORS).

Foreign PEPS;

Domestic PEPS;

International Organisation PEPs;

Immediate Family Members of the PEPS;

Close Associates of PEPS both professionally and personally.

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What are PEPS? AML Compliance Consultants

PEPS- refers to Politically Exposed Persons.

These are persons entrusted with a prominent public function. There are various categories of PEPS such as foreign PEPs, domestic PEPs and International Organization PEPs.

According to FATF these PEPS are deemed to be higher risk customers because they can use their status and influence to commit money laundering offences and other predicate offences.

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How to Register an External Company in Trinidad ?

File the following documents at the Companies Registry in Trinidad :

Form 20-the Application for Registration of an External Company;

Certified copies of the corporate instruments of the external company;

An Affidavit or Solemn Declaration of an Officer of the Company;

Form 32-a Statutory Declaration of an Attorney at Law;

Form 22-a Power of Attorney.

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AML Training: How many times per year ?AML Compliance Consultants

Generally training is conducted at least once per year. However for the front line employees training may be done quarterly, especially for those employed in a financial institution.

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