Terror Finance Series: Understanding the Terrorist Mindset to Enrich Financial Investigations

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WHEN : 10/20/2022 3:00 pm ET

Complimentary webinar, presented by ACFCS

Being a financial crimes investigator within a financial institution can be a daunting task.  You are expected to know not only what criminal financial transactions look like, but discerning whether illegal activity has occurred or not, including possible connections to terrorism.  You are also expected to relay the story of these transactions to law enforcement, understand cultural differences between your and the customer you are investigating, as well as many other factors.

But how do we do all of this if we don’t know who these people are, where they come from, what motivates them?  How do terrorists move money around the world to fund operations, like recruitment efforts and deadly attacks on civilians? How do they encourage sympathizers to financially support them?

In this panel, ACFCS will explore the terrorist mindset and how it is indoctrinated within certain terrorist groups.  We will also cover what particular terrorist financing trends banks have been seeing within the last five years and how investigators can use this information to hone their investigative skills.


  • Tips and Tricks for investigators working suspected terror finance cases
  • Learn operational security while conducting investigations
  • How to utilize cultural knowledge for investigative purposes
  • Red flags for terrorism finance and procurement of dual-use goods