If you suspect you have spotted money laundering, it is an offence to ignore it.
To protect yourself you need to make an “authorised disclosure" directly to the National Crime Agency (NCA) formerly SOCA or, if you are not the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) of your Practice, you should make the disclosure to your MLRO who will notify the NCA on your behalf.
When you disclose information to the NCA it is done by submitting what is called ‘A Suspicious Activity Report’ (SAR).
Registering with the National Crime Agency
ICB advises members to consider registering with the NCA straightaway at www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk. This will enable you to complete all registration details and obtain your registration number to be used when making a submission in the future. The site contains straightforward instructions on how to register and how to complete a SAR if ever you should need to do so.
Being aware of Money Laundering
Introduction to Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
Completing a Suspicious Activity Report
Reporting using SAR Online
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