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Global money laundering monitor says coronavirus fraud on the rise

The international organisation that monitors protections against money laundering and terrorism financing said Friday that fraud related to coronavirus is on the rise.

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AP  |  Paris 

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The organisation that monitors protections against and terrorism financing said Friday that fraud related to is on the rise.

The Financial Action Task Force said fraud linked to counterfeit medical supplies, economic stimulus measures and online scams were hitting governments hard around the world.

Separately, the Paris-based organisation kept Pakistan on its so-called gray list, saying the country had failed to meet six of its 27 recommendations and particularly needed to act more decisively against financing for terrorism.

Iceland and Mongolia were taken off the list of countries under increased monitoring.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, October 23 2020. 21:28 IST
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