It has come to our attention that there is an increase in cases where the name of FATF/GAFI is being used for fraudulent purposes: people wishing to make international transfers of funds are allegedly asked by the FATF/GAFI to pay fees for fictitious services relating to verification of the origin of the funds. If the customer fails to pay the fees, the funds are blocked.
In fact, the FATF/GAFI does not provide any such services nor does it request fees or have the capacity to block any account.
In addition, the FATF/GAFI does not maintain any regional office or employees outside its headquarters in Paris.
If you believe you have information on money laundering or fraudulent activity, you should contact your local authorities, in particular the Police or Financial Intelligence Unit of your country.