Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities in the world, exploiting over 45 million people and generating an estimated $150 billion in profits each year. Through force, fraud, and coercion, traffickers compel victims of all genders, ages, and nationalities into labor and sexual exploitation situations. Often, money is the fuel that incentivizes traffickers and funds the operations of trafficking networks. Financial institutions have a critical role in identifying and disrupting human trafficking. This session will discuss what financial institutions and BSA professionals can do to help identify, flag, and prevent human trafficking.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
Human trafficking is a horrific crime, and financial institutions have a unique position to stop the illicit funds from this crime from flowing through legitimate financial systems. Everyone has a role to play, and education is the first step.
- Recap of human trafficking definitions, victim profiles, and statistics around human trafficking
- Typologies of illicit movement of funds from human trafficking proceeds
- How to monitor for, detect, and report human trafficking
- Regulations around human trafficking (the FinCEN priorities and other guidance)
- How to advocate for survivors for their “second chance”
- Learn how to train front-line staff on human trafficking red flags
- Understand the patterns of transactions indicative of human trafficking
- Know that if something doesn't look right, report it – you might save a life
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
- Chief Risk Officers
- Officers Chief Compliance
- BSA Officers
- OFAC Officers
- AML Investigators/analysts/specialists
- On this topic, actually, any financial institution title would enjoy learning how to help