Compliance: Anti-money Laundering Test! Trivia Quiz

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Below is compliance: anti-money laundering test! It is designed to help anyone working in the financial sector know all the guidelines and regulations put forth when it comes to money laundering what one should do when it is noticed. Do take up the quiz and see how many of the questions you get right! All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is one of the major risks of Money laundering?

    • A.

      Loss of income

    • B.

      Negative impact to our communities and our country

    • C.

      Employee turnover

    • D.

      Customer Dissatisfaction

    Correct Answer
    B. Negative impact to our communities and our country
    Explanation
    Money laundering poses a major risk of negatively impacting our communities and country. This illegal practice involves disguising the origins of illicit funds and integrating them into the legitimate financial system. By doing so, money launderers can facilitate various criminal activities, such as drug trafficking, corruption, and terrorism. The consequences of money laundering include increased crime rates, erosion of trust in financial institutions, and economic instability. Additionally, the funds generated through money laundering can be used to finance illegal activities that harm communities and undermine the security and development of a country.

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  • 2. 

    What currency transaction dollar amount triggers the filing of a CTR?

    • A.

      $ 8,000 or more

    • B.

      $ 1,000 or more

    • C.

      More than $ 3,000

    • D.

      More than $ 10,000

    Correct Answer
    D. More than $ 10,000
    Explanation
    A Currency Transaction Report (CTR) is a form that financial institutions must file with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for any transaction involving more than $10,000 in cash. This requirement is part of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and is aimed at detecting and preventing money laundering and other illegal activities. By reporting large cash transactions, the government can track and investigate suspicious financial activities and ensure compliance with anti-money laundering regulations. Therefore, any transaction exceeding $10,000 in dollar amount triggers the filing of a CTR.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is a possible red flag of suspicious activity?

    • A.

      Customer who is reluctant to provide ID

    • B.

      Cash Transaction

    • C.

      Customer who request a money transfer to a foreign country

    • D.

      Purchasing a money order

    Correct Answer
    A. Customer who is reluctant to provide ID
    Explanation
    A customer who is reluctant to provide ID can be a red flag of suspicious activity because it suggests that the customer may be trying to hide their identity or engage in illegal activities. The reluctance to provide identification raises concerns about the legitimacy of their intentions and may indicate that they are involved in fraudulent or illicit transactions. This behavior is often associated with money laundering, identity theft, or other criminal activities, making it an important red flag to be cautious of.

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  • 4. 

    Which type of transaction must be reported on a SAR form?

    • A.

      Transaction that suspicious and over $ 3,000

    • B.

      Transaction that is over $ 2,000 in cash

    • C.

      Transaction that is $ 2,000 or more and suspicious

    • D.

      Transaction that is suspicious and at least over $ 10,000

    Correct Answer
    C. Transaction that is $ 2,000 or more and suspicious
    Explanation
    A SAR form is a Suspicious Activity Report form that is used to report transactions that are suspicious and meet certain criteria. The correct answer states that any transaction that is $2,000 or more and suspicious must be reported on a SAR form. This means that any transaction meeting these criteria, regardless of the specific amount, must be reported. The answer does not specify a maximum amount, indicating that any transaction meeting the dollar amount threshold and being deemed suspicious should be reported.

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  • 5. 

    What is the deadline for submitting a SAR on a suspicious transaction?

    • A.

      15 days from date of transaction

    • B.

      By the end of the current calendar quarter

    • C.

      By the end of the current calendar month

    • D.

      30 days from the date that suspicious transaction was detected

    Correct Answer
    D. 30 days from the date that suspicious transaction was detected
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 30 days from the date that suspicious transaction was detected. This is the deadline for submitting a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) on a suspicious transaction. It allows sufficient time for financial institutions to investigate and gather necessary information before reporting to the appropriate authorities.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the fallowing action is required for a Money Transfer of $ 1,000 or more?

    • A.

      Customer’s signature on the Money order log

    • B.

      Request for the customer’s occupation

    • C.

      Customer’s Identification verified, name and address

    • D.

      Telephone interview with Western Union compliance

    Correct Answer
    C. Customer’s Identification verified, name and address
    Explanation
    For a Money Transfer of $1,000 or more, it is required to verify the customer's identification, name, and address. This is necessary to ensure the security and legality of the transaction, as well as to comply with the regulations and policies of Western Union. By verifying the customer's identification, name, and address, the company can confirm the identity of the sender and recipient, reducing the risk of fraudulent activity and ensuring that the money is being transferred to the intended recipient.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following money order purchases must be recorded on the money order log?

    • A.

      Money order sales over $ 3,000

    • B.

      All money orders

    • C.

      All money orders purchase with cash

    • D.

      Money orders totaling $ 2,000 or more

    Correct Answer
    A. Money order sales over $ 3,000
    Explanation
    Money order sales over $3,000 must be recorded on the money order log because it is important to keep a record of high-value transactions for financial and security purposes. This helps in tracking and monitoring the flow of money and prevents any fraudulent activities. Recording these transactions also ensures transparency and accountability in the financial system.

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  • 8. 

    What form would the agent most likely file if a customer makes multiple cash transfers of $ 9,000 each per day over a period of several days?

    • A.

      CTR

    • B.

      SAR

    • C.

      CMIR

    • D.

      Police report

    Correct Answer
    B. SAR
    Explanation
    If a customer makes multiple cash transfers of $9,000 each per day over a period of several days, the agent would most likely file a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR). SARs are filed by financial institutions to report suspicious transactions that may indicate potential money laundering or other illegal activities. In this case, the repeated cash transfers of the same amount could be seen as an attempt to avoid triggering reporting requirements, which would raise suspicions and warrant the filing of a SAR.

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  • 9. 

    You should only report suspicious transaction conducted by customers you do not know. You do not need to report suspicious transaction of a regular customer you know.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because it is important to report any suspicious transactions, regardless of whether the customer is known or not. Reporting suspicious transactions helps to prevent illegal activities such as money laundering or fraud. Even if a customer is considered a regular and trusted customer, it is still necessary to report any transactions that appear suspicious or out of the ordinary. Failing to report such transactions could potentially enable criminal activities to go unnoticed and unchecked.

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  • 10. 

    During the period of one business day a customer pays with cash for separate wire transfers in the fallowing amounts:  $ 1,500, $ 2,000, $ 3,000 and $ 4,000. You are required to file a CTR.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The customer paying with cash for separate wire transfers in amounts of $1,500, $2,000, $3,000, and $4,000 within one business day exceeds the threshold amount set for Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs). A CTR is required to be filed for any cash transaction exceeding $10,000 in a single business day. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 11. 

    All Financial institutions, including check cashers, must file Currency Transaction Reports (“CTRs”) for all transactions involving currency of more than $ 10,000

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Financial institutions, such as check cashers, are required to file Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) for any transactions involving currency that exceed $10,000. This regulation helps to prevent money laundering and other illegal activities by monitoring large cash transactions. By reporting these transactions, financial institutions contribute to the overall integrity of the financial system and assist law enforcement agencies in their efforts to combat financial crimes. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 12. 

    A customer engages in a suspicious transaction involving $ 12,000 in cash and you file a SAR. You must inform the customer in writing within 30 days that the SAR has been filed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. The correct answer is false because according to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), financial institutions are prohibited from notifying a customer that a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) has been filed. This is to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of the SAR process and to prevent potential tipping off of suspicious individuals.

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  • 13. 

    A customer engages in a suspicious transaction involving $ 12,000 in cash and you file a SAR. You must also file a CTR.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When a customer engages in a suspicious transaction involving $12,000 in cash, it is required to file a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) as per anti-money laundering regulations. Additionally, a Currency Transaction Report (CTR) must also be filed for any cash transactions exceeding $10,000. Therefore, in this scenario, both a SAR and a CTR need to be filed, making the statement "True" correct.

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  • 14. 

    If a customer cashes an $ 11,000 business check (which your manager authorizes you to cash), you are required to file a CTR.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When a customer cashes a business check of $11,000, it triggers the requirement to file a Currency Transaction Report (CTR). A CTR is a form that financial institutions use to report any cash transactions exceeding $10,000 in a single day. This is a legal requirement under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to prevent money laundering and other illegal activities. Therefore, the statement "True" indicates that filing a CTR is necessary in this situation.

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  • 15. 

    A customer cashes a $ 6,000 business check (which your manager authorizes you to cash), the customer then pays $ 5,000 in cash for a wire transfer to his mother in Dominican Republic. You must file a CTR

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False. The scenario described does not meet the criteria for filing a Currency Transaction Report (CTR). A CTR is required when a customer conducts a cash transaction of $10,000 or more in a single day. In this case, although the customer cashes a $6,000 business check, the subsequent payment of $5,000 in cash for a wire transfer does not bring the total to $10,000 or more. Therefore, a CTR is not required in this situation.

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  • 16. 

    “Structuring” or the intentional breaking up of a large transaction into smaller transactions to avoid currency reporting record keeping requirements is illegal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that intentionally breaking up a large transaction into smaller transactions to avoid currency reporting record keeping requirements is considered as "structuring" and it is indeed illegal. This practice is often used to evade detection and scrutiny by authorities, and it is against the law as it undermines the transparency and integrity of financial transactions.

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  • 17. 

    A customer pays with cash for a $ 3,800 money order; you are not required to obtain any information from this customer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because when a customer pays with cash for a $3,800 money order, it is necessary to obtain information from the customer. This is because money orders are typically used for larger transactions and involve a higher risk of fraud or money laundering. Therefore, it is important to collect identifying information from the customer, such as their name, address, and contact details, to ensure the legitimacy of the transaction and comply with anti-money laundering regulations.

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  • 18. 

    A customer pays with cash for $ 3,800 wire transfer; you are not required to obtain any information from this customer

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. As a financial institution, it is necessary to obtain information from customers who are making wire transfers, regardless of the payment method. This information is required for compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) regulations. The customer's identification and relevant details should be collected to ensure the legitimacy of the transaction and to mitigate the risk of illegal activities such as money laundering or terrorist financing.

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  • 19. 

    Currency Transaction Report must be submitted to the IRS within:

    • A.

      30 days of the transaction

    • B.

      15 days of the transaction

    • C.

      5 business days of the transaction

    • D.

      3 business days of the transaction

    Correct Answer
    B. 15 days of the transaction
    Explanation
    A Currency Transaction Report must be submitted to the IRS within 15 days of the transaction. This report is required for any cash transaction that exceeds $10,000 in a single business day. It helps the IRS monitor and prevent money laundering and other illegal activities. The 15-day timeframe allows for timely reporting and ensures that the IRS has accurate and up-to-date information on large cash transactions.

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