There are a range of indicators to help you identify potential terrorism financing activity. They are often indistinguishable from money laundering indicators.

The presence of a single indicator may not necessarily raise suspicion but could warrant further monitoring and examination. Multiple indicators are more likely to result in a suspicion being formed.

1. Structured cash deposits and withdrawals

Structured cash deposits and withdrawals and international funds transfers to high-risk jurisdictions. These transactions may be conducted at multiple branches of the same reporting entity.

2. Multiple customer transfers to one beneficiary

Multiple customers conducting international funds transfers to the same beneficiary located in a high-risk jurisdiction

3. Transfers to multiple beneficiaries

A customer conducting funds transfers to multiple beneficiaries located in the same high-risk jurisdiction

4. Suspicious personal information

A customer using an incorrect spelling or providing variations on their name when conducting funds transfers to high-risk jurisdictions.

5. Mixing business and personal accounts

Transfer of funds between business accounts and personal accounts of business officeholders, which is inconsistent with the type of account held and/or the expected transaction volume for the business

6. Large cash deposits

Large cash deposits and withdrawals to and from non-profit organisation accounts.

7. Suspicious business accounts

Operating a business account under a name that is the same as (or similar to) that used by listed entities in Australia and overseas

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