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We always assume that facts are immutable: unable to be challenged and never changing. And we assume that this is a fact. Then we assume that suspicion is always based on fact. Well, no. It's not - as we can all readily spot from the things that happen in our daily lives.

Nigel Morris-Cotterill

 

Today I'm writing about white holes, "The Place of Unthought Thoughts."

This is not unknown unknowns, it's about the things we know about but don't want to know more about, where our quest for understanding reaches the end of our willingness to enquire.

If books, etc. can have "out-takes" this is one of mine, a section that ended up on the cutting room floor, so to speak.

This BLOG/cast includes part of my research into suspicion but didn’t find its way into the book or the courses. It is highly relevant as it explains some of the background to the research and some of the thinking that went into the final (for now) product.

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Hello and welcome to this blog (10 May 2021) which will be emailed as my newsletter and recorded as a BLOG / cast.

Today is the day that the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime starts a meeting about what it terms "cybercrime." The meeting will start with a discussion around what should be included within the definition of "cybercrime."

Nigel Morris-Cotterill

On 10th May, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime will convene a meeting relating to "cybercrime" at which it will discuss a range of topics.

I've been there, done that - and now I'm doing it again.

Nigel Morris-Cotterill

I first wrote about wilful blindness in 1996 in my book "How not to be a money launderer" and I said then that it was destined to be the central point on which all counter-money laundering laws would hang. I wasn't wrong then and I'm not wrong now.

To understand it, we'll take a quick romp through knowledge, belief and suspicion and then why machines cannot and for the foreseeable future will not be able to identify suspicion.

Blog / cast: https://youtu.be/ImOZ7Uy8PF4

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This is going to make a lot of people very angry. Sadly, those that are going to be angry are those that have been found out; those that should be angry - the consumers who have been misled and the tax payers who have supported the rampant charge into FinTech support by regulators and, even, the banks who have had their business models and even management plans disrupted, in the true sense of the word, by the host of millennial-targeting banks that pretended they were not banks, supported in that subterfuge by regulators - are not going to be angry.

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I thought I had nothing current to say, as I'm busy readying myself for the relaunch of Quick To Learn more in a few days. But it was time to write a newsletter, in particular drawing attention to quicktolearnmore.com and a couple of things at financialcrimetraining.com

As I wrote the tailpiece, it turned into an inadvertent article that works as a blog. I'm not going to BLOG / cast it. Here, in its original form including the ads :)

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Updates from Financial Crime Risk and Compliance Training and from Financial Crime Broadcasting.

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Hello and welcome to The Financial Crime Risk and Compliance blogcast with me, Nigel Morris-Cotterill.

This episode is published the 24 February 2021

It is available in text on my blog at www.countermoneylaundering.com.

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In this episode:

1. The impending global crisis for small businesses trading with EU customers and suppliers and a shedload of work for their bankers and others.

2. Transferwise becomes Wise. Is it a wise choice?

3. Revocation v repeal: a US crypto company has paid a penalty under a law that doesn’t exist because the US government said it had to.

4. Goodbye blogcast, hello BLOG/cast and the end of the line for our original graphic.

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Hello and welcome to The Financial Crime Risk and Compliance blogcast with me, Nigel Morris-Cotterill.

This episode is published the 11 February 2021.

It is available in text on my blog at www.countermoneylaundering.com and as a blogcast at financialcrimebroadcasting.com


In this episode:

1 Goodbye Rat. Hello Bull.

2. OFAC’s fuzzy logic

3. [un] conscious bias : it looks simple but it isn’t.

4. How to not make a fortune.

5. Corruption as explained to Sherlock Holmes.

6. The last word on rats and bulls.

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