🔝The top 9 root causes for OFAC sanctions violations AML, compliance, and sanctions screening officers must be aware of.

🇺🇸The U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control #ofac sanction programs are designed to react to specific US security threats, foreign policy, and national security goals.

🙅‍♂️OFAC restricts financial or trade-related activities of a country, region, government, or individual deemed unlawful or harmful.

🌎All US citizens and all lawful US permanent residents, wherever they are located, must comply with OFAC sanction regulations.

🏦US financial institutions operating outside the country, goods or services exported from the country, and all non-US persons involved with business activities in the US are all expected to adhere to sanction requirements.

👓Smart #ai powered sanctions, politically exposed persons #PEP, and crime watch screening tool service provider sanctions.io recently identified reasons organizations and individuals violate OFAC sanction regulations and documented and explained each reason in a report: Root Causes for OFAC Sanctions Violations.

9️⃣The report found 9 main reasons for OFAC sanctions violations:

❌No Sanction Compliance Program
❌No Understanding of OFAC Sanction Regulations
❌Irregular Dealing in Sanctioned Regions
❌Irregular Trading of United States Goods and Services
❌Processing Irregular Financial Transactions
❌Outdates Sanctions Screening Software
Inadequate Due Diligence
❌Decentralized Sanctions Compliance Program
❌Using Non-Traditional Payment Methods

⛓See here the link to our detailed report.

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