The latest "100-year" economic crisis to affect the global economy, which lately seems to occur every seven to eight years,
is the Euro-Zone debt crisis. The culprit: Too much borrowing and spending during the last decade.
Human trafficking, money laundering, trade-based money laundering and terrorist financing all come with their own sets of red flags for financial institutions. In addition, entities such as money services businesses and cash-intensive businesses can be legitimate, but also have potential to be used for illicit activities.