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Prepaid cards: vulnerable to money laundering?

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  • Stanley Sienkiewicz
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    This paper discusses the potential money laundering threat that prepaid cards face as they enter the mainstream of consumer payments. Over the past year, several government agencies have issued reports describing the threat to the U.S. financial system, including the use of prepaid cards by money launderers. Also, this paper incorporates the presentations made at a workshop hosted by the Payment Cards Center at which Patrice Motz, executive vice president, Premier Compliance Solutions, and Paul Silverstein, executive vice president, Epoch Data Inc., led discussions. These two leading anti-money laundering strategists explained how money laundering occurs in financial payments and how firms can mitigate and detect money laundering activities. This paper provides an overview of money laundering, describes how prepaid cards could be abused, and outlines how both the government and the payment sectors have responded to mitigate risks.

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    Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in its series Payment Cards Center Discussion Paper with number 07-02.

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    Date of creation: 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:fip:fedpdp:07-02

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    2. Edward M. Gramlich, 2008. "Auges y quiebras: el caso de las hipotecas subprime," Boletín, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, vol. 0(1), pages 6-10, Enero-mar.
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    4. W. Scott Frame & Lawrence J. White, 2009. "Technological Change, Financial Innovation, and Diffusion in Banking," Working Papers 09-03, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics.

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