Financial Crime Prevention Expert, Erin O’Loughlin, Joins ACFCS as its Senior Director of Training

The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a CeriFi Company, today announced that financial crime industry expert, Erin O’Loughlin, recently joined ACFCS as Senior Director of Training, reporting to Brian Kindle, Vice President of Product at ACFCS. O’Loughlin comes to ACFCS with deep-rooted experience gained working inside the financial crimes/compliance industry in a variety […]

5 Steps to a Stronger Fraud Detection Program in 2020 and Beyond

by: Terri Luttrell, CAMS-Audit As 2020 comes to an end, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be denied by businesses or communities around the globe. The financial devastation, as well as loss of life and health, has taken its toll. Natural disasters of any kind have historically brought fraudsters out of the woodwork, pouncing […]

ACFCS announces recipients of certification scholarships for professionals in sanctions

Recipients chosen from more than 200 applicants globally to support professionals in sanctions compliance and enforcement March 9, 2020 – MIAMI – Facing conflict with North Korea and Iran, tension with Russia, and threats from transnational organized crime, governments around the world have increasingly relied on the same policy tool: sanctions. The result is a […]

Sanctions Quarterly Focus Q1 2020

In recent years, sanctions have been the defining response to a great deal of geopolitical challenges, including North Korea’s nuclear program, Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Venezuela’s political turmoil and more recently Iran’s attacks on US and allied troops in Iraq. At the same time, regulators in the US and other nations have directed sanctions at a […]

Daily Briefing: ACFCS Podcast Tackles Libra Fincrime Conundrums, Latvian Bank SHUTTERED, AND MORE

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “TACT IS THE ABILITY TO DESCRIBE OTHERS AS THEY SEE THEMSELVES.” – ABRAHAM LINCOLN In today’s ACFCS Fincrime Briefing, Elliptic reviews the fincrime compliance conundrums around Facebook’s Libra crypto coin in a lively podcast, authorities shutter Latvian bank with checkered AML history, new FCC telephone scam glossary, and more. Please enjoy this unlocked […]

ACFCS Announces New Focus on Cryptocurrencies for Third Quarter

QUARTERLY FOCUS TO BRING NEW RESOURCES, COLLABORATION AND TRAINING TO HELP THE COMMUNITY ADDRESS FINCRIME RISKS IN THE CRYPTO SPACE In the financial crime arena, few topics have generated as much concern and confusion in recent years as cryptocurrencies. Alternately hailed as the future of finance and derided as a dodgy money laundering risk, the […]


July 18 in Washington DC: CipherTrace met with members of Congress to educate them about the benefits and alleviate fears regarding cryptocurrencies China cracks down on electricity rustlers — nabs 4,000 cryptocurrency mining rigs powered by stolen energy Joint SEC/FINRA statement on broker-dealer custody of digital asset securities $32 million worth of cryptocurrency lost in major Japan exchange […]