‘Twitter terrorist’ a danger, says panel at ACAMS Conference

By Christine Duhaime | July 17th, 2015

The Lawyers Weekly has a good story covering the ACAMS Conference in Toronto’s panel on terrorist financing in which we participated with FINTRAC, Standard Chartered and the OPP to discuss the risks and issues of terrorism threats in Canada.

The article, available here, discusses Ontario and security concerns, as well as how FINTRAC deals with terrorist financing reports, with coverage on how the Islamic State uses social media for recruitment and financing efforts. It also summarizes risks, including how a certain Bitcoin online exchange advertises that it offers services in Syria with the use of bank accounts from Canadian and US banking institutions.

As noted in the article, ISIS’ social media efforts represent a major threat to Canada.

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