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Russia Threat Assessment - Premium

In this Russia Threat Assessment, the focus is on Corruption, Drug Trafficking, Fraud. Cybercrime, Human & wildlife Trafficking, Money laundering, International sanctions and much more besides.
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Global Threat Assessment – by John Cusack – Extract: Introduction, Observations & Recommendations

No-one can dispute the existence of large criminal markets generating huge profits for those involved, but which Criminal markets are the largest, which are the fastest growing and which markets are emerging?

Which Countries generate the most in Criminal proceeds and which Countries are likeliest to launder most, from domestic and foreign financial crime proceeds.

Which money laundering methods are the most popular, and which groups benefit the most?

In this Report, estimates are provided to answer all of these questions and more

To Read the Preface to the Global Risk assessment by Sir Iain Lobban former Head UK’s GCHQ click HERE.

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United States – Threat Assessment - Premium

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United Kingdom – Threat Assessment - Premium

The UK faces significant risks as a result of the exceptionally large funds that flow through its financial sector, considered by many to be the largest financial centre in the world. To read / download the UK Threat Assessment see:
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Japan – Threat Assessment - Premium

Japan has exceptionally low crime rates, regularly placed in the top 10 safest Countries in the world, and with recorded crime rates falling for the last 2 decades. Nevertheless japan still faces significant financial crime related threats.

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Intelligence Briefing – Illegal Unregulated & Unreported Fishing by FCN

Illegal Fishing represents one of the largest markets open to and exploited by organised criminal groups, but beyond overfishing and the environmental challenges this brings, other serious crimes are also involved, including drugs and human trafficking, corruption and tax evasion, particularly effecting developing Countries. its time Illegal fishing was considered as a major financial crime issue as well as an environmental one. For more read the Intelligence Briefing on IUU Fishing by FCN. 

To Read the Intelligence Briefing IB – Illegal Wildlife Trafficking – Final 9-9-19.

Fishing Facts

With fish and other aquatic animals an important part of many peoples diet, it’s estimated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, that we catch approximately 171 million metric tons (likely more than 2 trillion fish) annually (2016) worth an estimated USD362 billion.

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Intelligence Briefing – Illegal Unregulated and Unreported Fishing by FCN - Premium

The following is a short summary on Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing, and is taken from a detailed Intelligence Briefing available with Premium FCN Professionals Membership.

The 20 Page Intelligence Briefing, details how big the trade is, how the Trade works, who ks involved a curr...

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Intelligence Briefing – Illegal Wildlife Trafficking by FCN - Premium

The following is a short summary of the Illegal Wildlife Trade, focussing on some of our most iconic species that are threatened. 

The Summary is taken from a 20 Page Intelligence Briefing, which details how the Trade works, a current state threat assessment, available potential Red Flags and ...

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virtual currency joining FATF club
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Virtual Currency is joining the FATF club

Virtual Currencies (VC) have come a long way in the 10 years since Bitcoin first emerged, born out of the financial crises and now a decade later they are considered part of the financial landscape. With more than 1,000 VC’s to choose from, tens of millions of customers use VC whether as a store of value, unit of account and/or as a payment medium. As with any currency, there are those minorities that use it to further illicit acts. Criminals have recognised that VC has unique properties that could potentially serve their interests in laundering illicit funds and evading law enforcement. Users of VC employ pseudonyms rather than names, funds can be transferred without intermediaries and across international borders as easily as sending email.

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Money Laundering
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What is Money Laundering?

Is Money Laundering a modern phenomena?

Whilst the term “money laundering” in the sense we understand it now was first used in print in 1973 during the Watergate scandalmoney laundering as a practice reaches much further back into history. Its origins may lie as far back as 4,000BC when Chinese merchants found ways to conceal or move assets accumulated through trade in order to avoid confiscation. We can see many of the actions that form the basis for money laundering throughout history; such as the trafficking of opium after cultivation of the opium poppy began in c. 3400BC, counterfeiting of coins recorded in 640BC, the case of Hegestratos’ Fraud in 300BC, or Roman laws addressing forgery which were enacted through 80BC.

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