Human Trafficking Detection

Human Trafficking Detection

Fight back against one of the world’s most lucrative and detestable crimes.

Uncovering human trafficking victims

In September 2014, FinCEN released an advisory that outlined the financial red flags to help identify activity that may be associated with human smuggling and human trafficking.

Nasdaq Verafin’s customer-centric analysis digs deeply to uncover indicators that a customer is involved in human trafficking activity, either as a victim, perpetrator, or front for a larger criminal organization. Human trafficking alerts include a wide range of evidence and visual tools to enhance your human trafficking investigations.



Verafin scans against online adult advertisements and analyze information found within the ads against your customers’ profile data. When a match is found, Verafin shows you what information matched and shows the content of the ad, without you having to leave the alert.


Human trafficking victims will often make multiple hotel rentals. Verafin’s human trafficking alerts include a mapping feature that gives you a powerful visual overview of a customer’s rental locations.


Each human trafficking alert provides you with an interactive visual layout of the potential victim’s related entities, incoming and outgoing transfers, related purchase locations, and more.


Protect trafficking victims

In addition to alerting you to customers potentially being victimized by human trafficking activity, Nasdaq Verafin’s human trafficking models help you uncover potential perpetrators and individuals acting as a front for criminal organizations that profit from the exploitation of others. Discovering these criminals within your customer base provides you with the ability to take quick and decisive action to protect the vulnerable and end their suffering.

More information at your fingertips

In addition to transactional data, Nasdaq Verafin’s alerts contain important customer profile information, such as age, account balance, and occupation, helping you make quick and informed decisions on how to proceed without having to access multiple systems.

Efficient, targeted alerts

Nasdaq Verafin’s human trafficking models aggressively reduce false alerts by analyzing a wide range of data to create an accurate picture of true risk. This includes uncovering activity indicative of human trafficking as well as evaluating information that eliminates suspicion. Nasdaq Verafin’s approach results in highly targeted alerts that help you improve efficiency by narrowing focus on only truly suspicious activity.

Account balance graphs

Each alert provides you with an easy-to-read graph of the customer’s account balance history, helping you quickly observe frequent fluctuations in transactional behavior indicative of human trafficking-related activity.

Collaborate to Stop Human Trafficking

With Nasdaq Verafin’s cross-institutional analysis and Information Sharing tools, investigators can work together to get a complete picture of potential trafficking activity, enhance their investigation, and enrich their SARs. This will help provide better information to law enforcement — and ultimately prevent this terrible crime.

More Verafin Features

Information Sharing. Verafin gives you the tools to reach out to other financial institutions to request the information you need to enhance your investigations. Learn more >
Integrated case management. Integrated case management functionality lets you create a fully audited and tracked investigation. Upload related files, assign tasks to other users, and document your decisions — all in one location. Learn more >
Automated SAR functionality. At the click of a button you can create a pre-populated SAR. Complete your narrative and queue it for overnight electronic submission directly from Verafin to FinCEN. Verafin can also remind you when it is time for 90-day refiling, if the suspicious activity continues. Learn more >
Fight financial crime. Verafin’s innovative approach combines cross-channel fraud detection and targeted AML scenarios, with advanced cross-institutional analysis and Information Sharing, in a single crime-fighting platform. Learn more >

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