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Money Laundering

It's been modified from the advance fee fraud e-mails that we are used to and someone has been to writing lessons.

It starts with an unusual approach, then moves into the same technique as we've seen from this name dozens of times over many years.

Oh, and he uses UN.ORG as the "from" address. Cheeky.

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Here's our pick of the day's top five financial crime related stories picked up around the 'web.

Luke Raven, Compliance Manager with Wise, Australia, outlines the failures of the Senate Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre to come to terms with one of Australia's pet technology topics: fintechs.

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Waheed Zaman explains that the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has widespread implications for money laundering and a range of other financial crimes.

This piece was written on 22 August 2021, almost immediately after the fall of Kabul.

adviserangelo0@gmail.com (Advisor Angelo) writes under the subject line "VERY URGENT!!!!!!!!!"

Obviously, one has to pay careful attention to such a missive.

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The origins of the SPAC, an acronym that has taken on a life of its own with the actual name falling into disuse, are not recent. In fact, as a concept, it's 300 years old - originating in a time of corporate malfeasance, fraud and abuse of investors.

As a vehicle, then, it's perfectly suited to be recognised by regulators who think they are being progressive.

Oh, and it's a near magical route for the expatriation of funds generated by organised crime i.e. money laundering.

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The USA's Securities and Exchange Commission has frozen the accounts of a foreign registered fund operated by two US residents.

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Sometimes the headlines just write themselves.

Like this one.

Mary Margaret Kreuper, 79, of Los Angeles, was charged yesterday with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. In a plea agreement Kreuper has pleaded guilty to the two charges that carry a maximum statutory penalty of 40 years in federal prison.

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Australia: the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission has issued a public warning notice about the conduct of Postage Ink Pty Limited in relation to the unsolicited supply of labels and ink cartridges and other consumables for postage meters to business customers.

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We have put up, marked for pre-order but really just so that clients can see the curriculum, information relating to the compulsory module Key Concepts - Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, part of the Quick To Learn More series for front liners to managers, from beginner to intermediate.

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There's a caveat to this article: it's not a financial crime Bill but it has a serious financial crime impact.

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