Human trafficking is one of the most horrific and profitable crime problems we confront.  Alarmingly, human trafficking is hiding in plain sight, in every corner of society.  Like many criminal activities, finance is a major area of vulnerability to human traffickers.  Anti-money laundering compliance professionals are in a prime position to disrupt human trafficking.  What’s required is becoming situationally aware of the physical and financial warning signs of identifying and deconstructing human traffickers.

Deconstructing a trafficker to prevent and/or disrupt human trafficking requires understanding.  You must understand the risk, the mindset of a trafficker, the attributes of a trafficker, the crime problem and the consequences of trafficking.  When you can place risk, mindset, and attributes to this heinous crime driven by opportunity, you can develop detective and preventive measures to deconstruct a trafficker.

In promoting awareness to human trafficking this BSA/AML webinar will:

  • Define what ‘human trafficking’ is
  • Stress going beyond awareness to recognizing “a” problem to becoming situationally aware of “the” problem
  • Break down the attributes of traffickers in order to diminish opportunity
  • Present examples of proactive initiatives that banks are taking to address this scourge
  • Make financing a major vulnerability for traffickers 


  • Dennis Lormel

    Dennis Lormel

    DML Associates / Founder

    Dennis M. Lormel is a recognized subject matter expert in the anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, and fraud communities. He has been engaged in the fight against money laundering, financial crimes, terrorist financing and other forms of illicit finance for 45 years. Mr. Lormel served in the U.S. Government for 31 years, 28 of which he served as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he formulated, established and led the Terrorist Financing Operations Section (TFOS) within the FBI's Counterterrorism Division. During his FBI career, he was the direct beneficiary of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data to include currency transaction reports (CTRs) and suspicious activity reports (SARs). Mr. Lormel is an accomplished speaker and is routinely engaged to provide training at industry conferences. In addition, he frequently participates in media interviews that reach both the U.S. and international markets. This exposure and his vast experience in the law enforcement and consulting fields have afforded him the opportunity to develop a unique and diverse network of colleagues and clients while still remaining active as one of the world's foremost experts in BSA, Money Laundering and Terrorist financing.


1.0 CPE Credits & 1.2 AAP Credits