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Natural disasters and money laundering risks

Mark McKenzie (British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission, British Virgin Islands, UK)
Kenneth L. Bryant (Bryant & Associates, Hayesville, North Carolina, USA)

Journal of Money Laundering Control

ISSN: 1368-5201

Article publication date: 1 April 2006

Abstract

Purpose

Sets out to examine the dangers of money laundering as a consequence of natural disasters.

Design/methodology/approach

Lists the potential abuses and scans to which unscrupulous manipulators will resort in order to profit from natural disasters.

Findings

Finds that criminal groups have established networks and sophisticated technology to effectively carry out their activities.

Originality/value

This is a detailed and eye‐opening revelation of the various criminal opportunities for money laundering spawned by natural disasters.

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Citation

McKenzie, M. and Bryant, K.L. (2006), "Natural disasters and money laundering risks", Journal of Money Laundering Control, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 198-202. https://doi.org/10.1108/13685200610661005

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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