- Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and dismantling terror financing networks by exclusion from the mobile banking system
- The Alleged Threat of Mobile Money
- An important factor within money is micro-structuring also known as “smurfing”
- Further challenges for law enforcement
- The threats of mobile money
The algorithm example used in this report is also called an exemplary embodiment which is simply put, the preferred example. It is just another terminology for “example” but specifically used when referring to a patent. This Anti Money Laundering, AML, system has been chosen to represent how an AML monitoring system should function.
• This can enable and lead to increasing corruption
• Which in turn can enable money laundering through illicit cash flows
• Which then divert and starve funds of developing economies that are already cash poor and suffer from capital-starvation.
The amount of money that is laundered annually is of truly colossal proportions. ML poses an existential threat to all countries. It warrants and demands thorough oversight and a transnational prevention strategy. The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) calculated recently, “hundreds of billions of pounds are laundered through UK banks each year.”
Synergy between Crime and Ideology
"Victims of 419 crime are unaware that their stolen money is used to fund terrorism. For example, these US victims paid between $7,000 and $57,000 to Boko Haram recruiters and money launderers who live in the UK." The Shadow Where Crime Becomes Ideology - Prelude to civil war in Nigeria
Romance may not be in your future with a Boko Haram terrorist
"Since 2014, Romance 419 swindles targeting United States citizens (and others) on dating sites have been widely reported. Romance scam victims are both male and female. Match.com is the most documented connection between Romance 419 and Boko Haram, though Match.com warns its users that Nigerian 419ers use their site to troll for, and defraud victims." - Victims of online romance scams are funding deadly Nigerian terror group
Since 2003 there is evidence of terrorist connections and attacks in the slipstream of 419 fraud syndicates. For example, in 2008-2009 evidence directly linked 419 AFF networks to (attempted) terrorist attacks in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. 419 AFF supports both "Movements" and their action arms - terror groups.
Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud (419) scams have escalated into a matter of utmost concern!
419 syndicates invest in recruitment and development of new fraud formats and markets. For example, 419 profits from CEO/BUSINESS EMAIL COMPROMISE (BEC) FRAUD, Romance scams, and Sextortion flow into other crimes, terrorism, and support of Nigerian politicians.
Scam activity has increased
Although there has been a decline in the use of UK company back accounts by 419 scammers, there has been a steep rise in the use of money mules and in victims of Auction, Job, and Romance fraud. For example, The UK National Fraud Authority calculated that 1 in 50 British know someone who has been the victim of a romance scam.
Remember that evidence links Romance 419ers and "the global Movement" of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram.
Also note that in 2016 we monitored tens of millions in cash and cash card transfers from the US and Canada to Nigerian politicians and money launderers in London. Significant additional amounts were also laundered in Dubai.