Understanding Money Laundering and Fraud Risks of Wire Transfers
June 24, 2020
Wire transfers have long been the tool of choice for money launderers and fraudsters. To mitigate these risks to the financial institutions they serve, AML compliance and fraud professionals must understand how wire transfers work, both in the U.S. and globally, as well as be able to recognize the red flags in wire transfer transactions that may indicate money laundering or fraud is taking place through a customer’s account.
In this webinar, Laurie Kelly, CAMS shares her knowledge and experiences gained from 20 years in leading the AML, fraud, and sanctions compliance functions for a $130 billion U.S. financial institution that processed 12,000 to 15,000 wire transfers per day. Attendees will learn about the mechanics of wire transfers, both in the U.S. and globally, and how wire transfers differ from other types of money movement methods. She will then discuss the FinCEN “Travel Rule”, as well as sanctions screening best practices for wire transfers. Finally, Laurie will explore the money laundering and fraud risks and red flags associated with wire transfers and ways to mitigate them.