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Serious Financial Crime Task Force

  • The task force brings together many agencies and many aspects of potential breach of criminal laws

  • This task force involves a number of member agencies and you may be in breach of a number of laws and one needs to consider very carefully the target areas and the specific crimes that may have occurred and this necessarily involves using lawyers with global expertise as well as a thorough understanding of prosecutions.

  • There are also victims of serious financial crime and if you are a victim of serious financial crime than we urge you to contact us as well is there may be remedies or information that you may be able to provide to reduce the impact of financial crime in Australia.

Professional Facilitators Are Targets

It is of serious concern that a number of professionals may be either knowingly or unknowingly involved in serious financial crime. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in 2017 in Table 1 of its 2017 report identified the below (and no doubt since then this area is evolving and there are others since then.

Serious Financial Crime Vigilance

A snapshot of some of the categories of serious financial crime as below. This is taken from the 2017 report of the Australian crime and intelligence commission.

The majority of clients, they are not the masterminds of such schemes would may be unwittingly caught within the ambit of the laws and charged. Given the large numbers of professionals who are involved in facilitating the same, it is important to speak to us if you feel that you may have been implicated in any of the activities below. All discussions are confidential and subject to legal professional privilege. These are sensitive matters involving complex criminal behaviour and it needs to be treated with extreme seriousness and legal attention.

Key Explanations & Methods


Money laundering

‘Money laundering occurs on a global scale with proceeds of crime transferred between jurisdictions, commingled with legitimate monies and integrated into legitimate markets.’



‘As the rapid uptake of technology and the online environment grows, criminal groups and individuals exploit this as means to commit, facilitate or conceal criminality.’


Identity Crime

‘Identity crime, although under- reported, is now among the most prevalent and constantly changing crime types.’


Professional Facilitator

‘Increasingly, the globalised and complex nature of the financial sector, and the legislative and regulatory rules that govern it, make it necessary to engage professionals with specialist knowledge and skills.’


Offshore Service Providers

‘The anonymity afforded to clients of an OSP enables a range of criminal activity, including money laundering, and investment, superannuation and taxation fraud.’


Illegal Phoenix Activity

‘Illegal phoenix activities divert money that should be afforded to the Australian revenue and tax systems to criminal individuals through their businesses.’


Abusive Use of Trusts

‘Criminal groups and individuals use trust funds to conceal criminal wealth, support criminal activity and launder illicit funds.’


High Value Commodities

‘Precious gems and metals, art and antiquities … present opportunities for organised crime and criminal entities to transfer and store illicit wealth.’


Alternative Banking Services

‘Alternative Banking Services (ABS) are used by individuals and companies to move funds around the world outside existing regulated banking frameworks.’



‘The global cybercrime market is a low risk, high return criminal enterprise.’


Investment and Financial Market Fraud

‘Australia will continue to be a target for domestic and offshore investment fraud activities.’


Superannuation Fraud

‘Australia’s large pool of superannuation funds is an attractive target for criminal groups and individuals.’


Card Fraud

‘The rise in card-not-present fraud correlates with the increase in popularity of online shopping and the associated increase in the storage of these details online.’


Health and Welfare Fraud

‘….it is anticipated that the targeting of online government portals will increase and that these systems may possibly be breached by offshore entities.’

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