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AML investigations checklist: Red flags for detecting money laundering

Law enforcement partners have a unique advantage in understanding how to investigate financial crimes. After all, they are front line for following illicit transactions. Navigating complex AML investigations in particular is critical for a strong AML program. BSA officers and AML investigators will equally benefit from this AML Investigations checklist, developed by the Homeland Security Investigations Financial Crimes Unit in the effort to show how advancements in AML can improve the quality in transaction monitoring, and identify red flags for money laundering. The checklist can be used for initial training and for quality assurance for trained staff.

Download this checklist to learn:

  • How to perform AML investigations to satisfy law enforcement
  • Which professions that are higher risk for money laundering
  • What unusual transactions look like and to be able to identify suspicious typologies