Effort aims to protect consumers and financial institutions from fake check scams.
January 4, 2011
The New York State Consumer Protection Board joined with the Credit Union Association of New York and others to announce the start of a new, innovative program to protect consumers and financial institutions from fake check scams.
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle said Thursday that the field-of-membership rule changes proposed by the National Credit Union Administration at its open board meeting will provide greater choice for consumers, as well as flexibility for credit unions to better serve their communities.
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.