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Name of Crypto-asset (e.g. bitcoin, ripple) demanded by extortionist: 

bitcoin

GlobalKYC -Suspicious Wallet Number: 

1GHRK4JwHJjtuYDbkiLqeNvxHYFSH7JVZH

Name of Crypto-asset (e.g. bitcoin, ripple) demanded by extortionist: 

Bitcoin

GlobalKYC -Suspicious Wallet Number: 

1CHLyKbzLmSqfrCzHvdSDRTkHHMhwGbGPz

It's a spam, it uses Standard Chartered as a hook to entice victims to be defrauded, and it's hilariously awful. Note phone number +447452282904 and email address lrbernal@easynet.es and that the reply is to privacy e-mail service ProtonMail at taxmattersjon@protonmail.ch . But the most interesting thing is this: the e-mail provider easynet.es correctly identified this as spam, even as " advance fee fraud (Nigerian 419)" - then allowed it to pass. Is the provider complicit if anyone becomes a victim?

FCRO Subsection: 

Last year it was FinTech. 2018 was scheduled to be the year of RegTech but the crazy inflation in the value of crypto-currencies at the end of 2017 hijacked that and this year became the year where no sentence was complete without the word "blockchain" somewhere in it, or so it seemed. But the love affair is already turning sour as reality sets in and the buzzword junkies are at last being shown for what they are: opportunists who will be onto the next big thing as soon as someone tells them what it is.

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The irony should escape no-one. In order to work towards the development of on-line courts, the UK will play host to delegates and speakers from "over 20 countries." So, video conferencing is expected to work for court proceedings but not for meetings, then?

CoNet Section: 

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority released this statement at 17:30 HKG time (11:30 GMT) today.

BIScom Subsection: 

Australia's home grown problems from banking to home insulation are pretty epic but the sheer scale of the Takata airbags scandal is, simply, monumental.

CoNet Section: 

No-deal Brexit would hit south-eastern European economies hardest among EBRD regions, says the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in a surprising counter-point to the position espoused by the EU generally .

CoNet Section: 

Recent action in Malaysia is making it clear: cash exceeding relatively small amounts is unwelcome. It's not

A notice, relating to the findings of the Financial Action Task Force relating to deficiencies in the counter-money laundering / anti-terrorist financing regimes of several jurisdictions, has been issued by the USA's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, FinCEN.

Industry: 
Financial Crime Compliance / Risk Management (inc AML/CFT)
Editorial Staff

31 October 2018

This is a joint media release between Thailand's Anti-Money Laundering office (AMLO), Indonesia's financial intelligence unit (PPATK) and AUSTRAC.

The fourth Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 6 to 8 November 2018.

Any aeroplane crash is newsworthy. Media organisations, bloggers and opportunists race to publish anything, just so long as it gets picked up by major search engines within minutes. Even venerable reporting organisations fall into the trap of just getting something, anything onto their website so they don't seem to be behind. Grabbing eyeballs is the primary objective. But as the BBC found out yesterday, sometimes that rush to publish leads to questionable content....

CoNet Section: 

The fraud is old hat. The bitcoin address is, presumably, valid and enforcement agencies may wish to track and attack it. And, of course, any financial institution which has records of it should identify it as a suspicious account.

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FCRO Subsection: 

News is breaking as we write of the loss of flight JT610, a Boeing 737 Max 8, the Seattle company's latest variant of its most popular aircraft. The aircraft operated by Lion Air, which has one of the newest fleets of aircraft in the industry, left Jakarta a short while ago and disappeared over the sea en route to Pangkal Pinang in the Bangka Belitung Islands.

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