FRAUD WARNING

Misuse of the EAG name for fraudulent purposes

The name and logo of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG) and, in some cases, the names or titles of the EAG Secretariat staff are being used for fraudulent purposes.

Various types of scam emails or letters purporting to be from or associated with the EAG have been circulating requesting fees for the transfer of money. Criminals who fraudulently claim to be from the EAG request victims to pay fees for fictitious services relatied to the verification of the origin of funds and claim that the funds will be blocked if the customer fails to pay the fees.

The EAG (and any other similar international body) does not provide any such services nor does it request fees or have the power to block any account or issue any ‘certificates’ for anti-money laundering or terrorist financing compliance. In addition, the EAG does not maintain any regional office or employees outside its Secretariat in Moscow (Russia).

Kindly note that the EAG is not a law enforcement agency and if you receive any fraudulent emails or letters, we suggest that you report the matter to your local law enforcement authorities.

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    Participation in the MONEYVAL Plenary The interagency government delegation – led by Rosfinmonitoring and comprised of representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Finance Ministry, Federal Security Service and the Bank or Russia – took part in the meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL), held in Strasbourg on September 26-28
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    III International seminar "Effective supervision as a mechanism for ensuring transparency and stability of the financial system" was conducted in Moscow On September 20-21, III International seminar "Effective supervision as a mechanism for ensuring transparency and stability of the financial system" was conducted in Moscow
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    Following the seminar on "Best Practices and International Standards on Preventing the Abuse of NPOs for the Purpose of Terrorist Financing" On September 20, 2017, in Astana, the Financial Monitoring Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in conjunction with the OSCE Programme Office in Astana, conducted a training seminar on "Best Practices and International Standards on Preventing the Abuse of Non-profit Organizations (NPOs) for the Purpose of Terrorist Financing"
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