Open source intelligence checks uncovered historical connections between debtors and reference entities across a string of international businesses.
- Client was concerned about suspicious activities including fraudulent trading
- Investigation included uncovering data in multiple languages to confirm connections
In this scenario, the client, who was concerned about suspicious activities, sought the assistance of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) checks to conduct Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) on certain debtors and reference entities associated with a series of international businesses. EDD is a thorough and in-depth assessment process that goes beyond standard due diligence to uncover potential risks and identify any suspicious activities.
The OSINT checks involved gathering information from publicly available sources, such as online databases, social media platforms, news articles, and other online content, to reveal historical connections between the debtors and reference entities. These checks helped shed light on past associations, potential financial transactions, and business relationships among the parties involved.
Given the international nature of the businesses and data sources, the investigation required analyzing information in multiple languages. This multilingual approach was necessary to ensure comprehensive coverage and accuracy in confirming connections and identifying any red flags related to fraudulent trading or other suspicious activities.
By conducting EDD with the support of OSINT checks, the client was able to obtain valuable insights into the historical relationships and activities of the entities under scrutiny. The EDD process provided a comprehensive view of the risks associated with the transactions and allowed the client to make informed decisions about potential business relationships.
Enhanced Due Diligence goes beyond traditional due diligence measures and employs more robust investigative techniques to assess the integrity and compliance of individuals and entities. It is an essential tool for businesses and organizations seeking to mitigate risks associated with potential partners, clients, or transactions.
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