COVID-19-related Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks and Policy Responses

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented global challenges, human suffering and economic disruption. It has also led to an increase in COVID-19-related crimes, including fraud, cybercrime, misdirection or exploitation of government funds or international financial assistance, which is creating new sources of proceeds for illicit actors.  Using information provided to the members of the FATF Global Network on April 7th and 23rd, the FATF has published a paper which identifies challenges, good practices and policy responses to new money laundering and terrorist financing threats and vulnerabilities arising from the COVID-19 crisis. 

To read the full paper, please click here.