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          CCS conference to examine fraud and money laundering

          • London, 02 October 2005

          Everyone in business knows that financial fraud is a growing threat. The question is how best to deal with it. No financial services business is immune and now there is increasing pressure by regulators upon the industry to meet international standards of know-your-customer.

          FIB calls for more due diligence

          A conference of top experts on the subject, to be held in London on 13-14 October 2005, aims to provide an in-depth examination of the nature of fraud and money laundering. Actual case studies will be used to highlight the methods of criminals preying on various financial sectors.

          The conference is organized by the International Chamber of Commerce’s Commercial Crime Services (CCS) division. It will be the tenth annual conference of CCS’s Financial Investigation Bureau (FIB), a specialist unit, set up in 1992, which focuses on business crime and plays an important part in the fight against fraud and money laundering.

          Captain Pottengal Mukundan, Director of CCS, said: “The conference updates delegates on the modus operandi of recent financial scams and how they may be avoided. The exchange of topical information on real cases is one of the important benefits of such a meeting.

          “In past years, discussion at the conference has helped bankers identify fraudsters who have approached financial institutions. It is an essential event for compliance and anti-money laundering officers of banks.” The conference will also be of interest to regulators and law enforcement agencies.

          A special feature of the conference will be the launch of the ICC CCS Extranet, an online service which will provide up-to-the minute information on commercial crime to FIB members.

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