Talk:Money laundering

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More effective than what?[edit]

In the value of enforcement costs section, it says "The Economist magazine has become increasingly vocal in its criticism of such regulation, particularly with reference to countering terrorist financing, referring to it as a "costly failure", although concedes that the rules to combat money laundering are more effective."

The last part of this sentence is meaningless, because we don't know what it is supposed to be more effective than.

I went and reviewed the article, and in fact what it says is that banking regulations are ineffective, and that other actions (like cracking down on credit card fraud for instance) are much more effective tools against money laundering. Have edited to reflect this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.97.60.181 (talk) 16:15, 10 June 2013 (UTC)


"$AUD1000"?[edit]

This is used on the page: $AUD1000. What denomination is that? Since it discusses activities of the US, shouldn't it use US dollars? -Frecklefoot —Preceding undated comment added 17:51, 5 February 2003‎

I just removed that, and added US currency notation. I think that this could end up being the most useful information on the wikipedia. --DropDeadGorgias —Preceding undated comment added 20:08, 6 March 2003‎

Criminals[edit]

Doesnt this article just give criminals ideas on how to launder money? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.112.82.128 (talk) 22:45, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Anything can be a good example for criminals such as Breaking Bad. It doesn't matter... 88.253.34.73 (talk) 01:47, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

We're not criminals! We're just buying a Car Wash, that's all. Skyler White aka Saint91 (talk) 00:04, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Breaking bad season 3 episode 12 :-)--Svebert (talk) 10:50, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

In Popular Culture[edit]

I think this article should have an "in popular culture" section if only because this article was featured in an episode of Breaking Bad (ep: Half Measures) when one of the characters was researching how to launder money. An article referencing a reference of itself would please me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.209.8.92 (talk) 23:08, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Couldn't agree more. At least Aconite did it with Dexter in season 7. TK(film) (talk) 15:11, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
The information is now here: Wikipedia in culture#In television episodes.--93.36.142.49 (talk) 04:51, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Just great. Up to motto: "We are Wikipedia! Bunch of autistic nerds who are resistant to mention any interesting fact, unless it is some movie spoiler!" 88.207.42.126 (talk) 16:04, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Notable Cases[edit]

HSBC and Standard Chartered are not listed here. Standard Chartered is arguably an oversight. But someone added HSBC last month and it was promptly deleted with the comment that it was covered in the HSBC article. While that is true, I don't see how that merits its exclusion as a notable case in this article. Jreiss17 (talk) 14:25, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Be prepared to add Mt. Gox and BTC to the article soon.  ;) 2601:1:9500:6D5:EDC7:D88B:4DF0:3329 (talk) 08:45, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

global regulatory agencies AML/CFT[edit]

suggest to separate global players like IMF, World Bank, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the world anti-money laundering body and the likes into a separate section. they all use this "insider acronym" that wikipedia hasnt indexed yet: AML/CFT, which automatically connects money laundring with terror financing, as if they were siamese twins

AML/CFT is also in the US code, particularly the dept homeland security and dept of treasury.

EU uses the equivalent term, see What are money laundering and terrorist financing? --Wuerzele (talk) 08:33, 6 March 2014 (UTC)