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Do you know about the Bank Secrecy Act? Could you pass this quiz? The Bank Secrecy Act is a piece of legislation enacted in 1970, which is meant to keep banks from being a place where criminal launder money. Under this act, US banks are required to submit documentation for any transaction that is of $10,000 or more. Take this quiz and look at how much you know about the Bank Secrecy Act.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the three independent steps of money laundering?

    • A.

      Placement- Physically placing bulk cash proceeds

    • B.

      Washing- Making sure the money is clean

    • C.

      Layering- Separating the proceeds of the crimincal activity from their origins through layers of complex financial transactions.

    • D.

      Spending- Spend that cash!

    • E.

      Integration- Providing an apparently legitimate explanation for the illicit proceeds.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Placement- Physically placing bulk cash proceeds
    C. Layering- Separating the proceeds of the crimincal activity from their origins through layers of complex financial transactions.
    E. Integration- Providing an apparently legitimate explanation for the illicit proceeds.
    Explanation
    The three independent steps of money laundering are placement, layering, and integration. Placement involves physically placing bulk cash proceeds, while layering involves separating the proceeds of the criminal activity from their origins through layers of complex financial transactions. Integration refers to providing an apparently legitimate explanation for the illicit proceeds.

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  • 2. 

    The USA PATRIOT Act was adopted into the Bank Secrecy Act.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The USA PATRIOT Act was indeed adopted into the Bank Secrecy Act. The USA PATRIOT Act, which stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, was passed by the United States Congress in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. One of the key components of the act was to enhance the ability of law enforcement agencies to detect and prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. To achieve this, the act amended several existing laws, including the Bank Secrecy Act, which is aimed at combating money laundering and other financial crimes. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 3. 

    A CTR( Currency Transaction Report) must be filed for cash transactions of $10,000.01 or more. How long should a copy of this form be retained?

    • A.

      100 years

    • B.

      Eternally

    • C.

      You can toss it right away

    • D.

      5 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 5 years
    Explanation
    A copy of the CTR form should be retained for 5 years. This is because the Bank Secrecy Act requires financial institutions to keep records of these forms for a period of 5 years. This allows for future reference or review if needed by regulatory authorities or law enforcement agencies.

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  • 4. 

    Choose all that are potential signs of money laundering.

    • A.

      Extremely clean cash.

    • B.

      Member tries to evade reporting requirements.

    • C.

      Insufficient or suspicious information.

    • D.

      Cash that smells incredibly fresh.

    • E.

      Unusual fund transfer activities.

    • F.

      Sudden changes in transaction patterns.

    • G.

      Abnormal business activities.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Member tries to evade reporting requirements.
    C. Insufficient or suspicious information.
    E. Unusual fund transfer activities.
    F. Sudden changes in transaction patterns.
    G. Abnormal business activities.
    Explanation
    The potential signs of money laundering include a member trying to evade reporting requirements, insufficient or suspicious information, unusual fund transfer activities, sudden changes in transaction patterns, and abnormal business activities. These behaviors can indicate attempts to hide or disguise the source of funds, avoid detection by authorities, or engage in illicit financial activities. The presence of extremely clean cash or cash that smells incredibly fresh may also raise suspicions, as it could indicate attempts to remove traces of illegal activity.

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  • 5. 

    SAR stands for __________________________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Suspicious Activity Report
    Explanation
    SAR is an acronym that stands for Suspicious Activity Report. This report is typically filed by financial institutions, such as banks, to report any suspicious or potentially illegal activities that they observe. It is a crucial tool in combating money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes. The SAR provides a detailed account of the suspicious activity, including the individuals involved, the nature of the activity, and any supporting evidence. By filing SARs, financial institutions contribute to the overall efforts of law enforcement agencies to maintain the integrity of the financial system and protect against illicit activities.

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  • 6. 

    A transaction "on behalf of" shall include joint account holders.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement means that when a transaction is done "on behalf of" someone, it includes joint account holders as well. This implies that joint account holders have the authority to conduct transactions on behalf of the account. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    The Member Identification Program will consider the the following risk factors for opening individual or business accounts:

    • A.

      Types of accounts the CU offers, methods of establishing account, and verification procedures

    • B.

      Types of accounts the CU offers, length of time the person has lived here, and personal discretion

    • C.

      Amount of money they have, methods of establishing account, and verification procedures

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. Types of accounts the CU offers, methods of establishing account, and verification procedures
    Explanation
    The Member Identification Program takes into account the types of accounts the credit union offers, the methods used to establish an account, and the verification procedures. These factors help determine the risk associated with opening individual or business accounts. The types of accounts offered by the credit union can indicate the level of risk involved, while the methods of establishing an account and the verification procedures ensure that the person or business is legitimate and can be trusted. Considering these factors helps the credit union mitigate potential risks and ensure the safety and security of its members' accounts.

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  • 8. 

    MCLA stands for Money Laundering Control Action.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Money Laundering Control Act

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  • 9. 

    We will retain copies of or have access to the following items for five years: 

    • A.

      Signature cards

    • B.

      Transaction History

    • C.

      Checks Issued by GBFCU

    • D.

      Record of COD- purchase AND withdrawal

    • E.

      Members pizza delivery history.

    • F.

      Any foreign item over $10,000 received or sent by us.

    • G.

      Documentation of cash recieved.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Signature cards
    B. Transaction History
    D. Record of COD- purchase AND withdrawal
    F. Any foreign item over $10,000 received or sent by us.
    G. Documentation of cash recieved.
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes all the items that will be retained or accessible for five years. These items are signature cards, transaction history, record of COD purchase and withdrawal, any foreign item over $10,000 received or sent by us, and documentation of cash received.

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