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 Tuesday, 10th February 2009, 18:28:00

Expert warns against asking security services for gambling website tips

Expert warns against asking security services for gambling website tips

Gambling websites looking to guard against being used as a way for criminals to launder money should not seek help from government security services, an expert has suggested.

Dr Richard Alexander, who lectures in financial law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, said that the recommendations firms would receive from officials would probably be too severe to be practical.

"In my view, they are likely to recommend measures which are so cumbersome as to make the entire business unworkable," he remarked.

However, one law enforcement agency that gambling businesses could be able to turn to is the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, Dr Alexander said.

He suggested that the Serious Organised Crime Agency member could offer some useful advice on the matter.

The Telegraph reported last month that some online gambling websites have been used to launder cash to fund terrorist activities in Afghanistan and stated that security services have been alerted to the problem.ADNFCR-1984-ID-19018444-ADNFCR


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