New Name – New Insights

Our client’s customer due diligence, including adverse media checks and sanctions screening, had given the green light on their potential customer. However, our social media analysis and interrogation of deep web sources proved the customer had changed their name when moving overseas from the UK. With the new verified identity and translation of cached data in the local language, we discovered the subject had been imprisoned for fraud worth over US$50m. Our network mapping unveiled an elaborate network of overseas companies and directors, including our subject, tied to financial crime, bribery and corruption. Enhanced due diligence using OSINT provided new evidence that had not been flagged by database checks and ultimately led to the individual being reported to the regulator.