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Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

Learn the strategies and methods involved in preventing money laundering with this free online course.

Publisher: One Education
Money laundering is a huge, global phenomenon. The phrase laundering may appear innocuous but it is meant to. Laundering money means to take illegally gained funds, clean them through a legitimate business and then use it as legal tender. This course will teach you how to spot a business build for money laundering and how to identify suspicious activities.
Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering Regulations
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As you walk down the street, you suddenly notice a new laundromat on your block during your regular morning routine. You approach it a bit confused because it seems to have appeared overnight, and you don’t remember seeing or hearing any advertisements about it. You shrug it off and go on with your day and think nothing more about it. This type of situation happens a lot more often than we care to think. Did you know that every year hundreds of millions of dollars are laundered by seemingly innocent businesses? This criminal activity has become a global problem. You may ask yourself, what does money laundering really mean? In this course, you will learn the definition of this term, how people try to disguise their income and the different types of methods they use. Over the course of time, the prevention of money laundering has had to change in response to specific events around the world. Some of the directives and regulations mentioned in this course reflect various government responses.

In simple terms, people who earn money illegally still need to find ways to keep their money safe and figure out how to spend it legally without raising suspicion. It would seem very strange if someone were to arrive at a financial institution with large bags of money. So, the question is, how is money laundered? In this course, you will consider the many techniques and ways people launder income. There is a wide range of businesses that are used for these illegal purposes. Some of the establishments mentioned here might surprise you because they appear normal and innocent, and provide everyday services on the outside, but there is a different story behind the scenes. Learn to recognize them by studying the one key thing they all have in common. Discover the three typical stages of money laundering, each of which will be explained in detail using simple and easy-to-understand examples. There is an essential crime act that will be discussed during this course. This act works by putting pressure on companies and businesses to report questionable activities they might know or have heard of. If ignored, it can qualify as a criminal offence.


Given that there are many means of laundering money, how can you protect your workplace and staff from illegal procedures? By studying this course, you will analyze laws that are in place that business must carry out and the importance of training your staff. Rules and regulations are only efficient when time is taken to ensure that employees understand why it is important and how to follow them. This is not a one-size-fits-all type of training. It must be tailored by considering the positions and responsibilities each team member has. Using the strategies mentioned throughout this course will help them identify suspicious activity and what to do in an unlawful event. Anyone with an interest in learning about money laundering will have much to gain from completing this course.

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