On 26 July, Nyman Gibson Miralis published an article advising that the ATO-led Serious Financial Crime Taskforce has released a guide to identifying serious financial criminals, encouraging the community to keep an eye out for and report suspicious activity. The guide outlines a number of “personas” to describe the kinds of criminals that are typically involved, and explain how to spot them based on their behaviours.  These are the Hardcore Criminal , the Lieutenant, the Launderer, the Straw Director, the Enabler, the Phoenix Operator, the Cyber Criminal, the Fixer, the Tax Fraudster, and the Rorter (who lies or withholds information to fraudulently access a range of government subsidies).

The guide is at –

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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