Fighting the Online Exploitation of Children, With Jonathan Dupont and Tiffany Polyak

In this episode of “Financial Crime Matters,” Kieran Beer talks with Jonathan Dupont, a financial intelligence investigator for Western Union, and Tiffany Polyak, anti-financial crime (AFC) associate at ACAMS, about the growth in online sexual exploitation of children and the related rise in child sexual abuse materials on the internet.

In exposing the scope of online exploitation, Dupont and Polyak point to the more than 100 million reports of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) in Europe and the U.S. in 2021, with 19,000 victims being identified in the U.S. alone. Drawing from their work to create ACAMS’ free online anti-CSAM training program, Dupont and Polyak detail typologies and tools to identify financial transactions associated with the exploitation of children, with the ultimate aim of apprehending the perpetrators of this heinous crime.

“ACAMS CSAM Certificate” is part of a handful of training programs available as a public service. It will be available in early 2023.

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