Elder Fraud

A very common, though often underreported, form of financial crime is elder fraud. According to Barbara Repa, J.D., there are more than 5 million cases of fraud targeting older adults in the U.S. every year. However, only 1 in 25 cases is reported to law enforcement. There are countless ways to commit elder fraud, but … Continue reading »

In the Field

Trade-Based Money Laundering

One method of laundering illicit proceeds is trade-based money laundering (TBML). TBML often involves multiple currencies, over- or under-invoicing, and purchase of goods. The basic premise of a TBML system includes the purchase of a high-value commodity (such as Ford Explorers) with illicit proceeds, and the export of that commodity which will then be sold … Continue reading »