"Money laundering is the attempt to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, ownership, or control of money." The federal government, using the Bank Secrecy Act and the Money Laundering Control Act, has written strict laws and regulations to help prevent money laundering activities. In some past instances, U.S. law enforcement officials have seen MoneyGram International's services used to "launder" money. MoneyGram does not allow money transfers intended for gaming, gambling or illegal activity. We will stop all identified transfers associated with any such activity.
MoneyGram has a comprehensive compliance program within its organization to ensure compliance with government rules and regulations. We do not want MoneyGram money orders or MoneyGram international money transfer services to be used in illegal money laundering activities. It is our policy that we follow both the letter and the spirit of the law and the regulations.
Select from the links below to read MoneyGram's Anti-Money Laundering Training Guide, Compliance Program, and other Anti-Money Laundering (AML) documents. Links to government documents like CTRs, SAR-MSBs and Money Services Business Registration forms are also available.
FinCEN E-File Guidelines for SARs and CTRs - updated 2012
United States Agents
Visit the MoneyGram University, our online AML training for agents.
For more information, please email AMLonline@moneygram.com or call 1-800-444-3010, option 6.
Financial Institutions Terrorism Hotline
MoneyGram International has been working with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies in their investigation of terrorist organizations. We ask that any of our business partners who suspect activity relating to these attacks call the FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS HOTLINE at 1-800-556-3974.
For more information on the hotline and suspicious activity reporting, please see the U.S. Treasury Department's recent announcement relating to terrorist activity and list of blocked individuals and organizations.