Anti-Money Laundering Policy
Money laundering is the act of converting money or other monetary instruments gained from illegal activity into money or investments that appear to be legitimate, so that its illegal source cannot be traced. Domestic and international laws that apply to companies, whose customers can deposit and withdraw funds from their accounts, make it illegal for BlueStarFX, or its employees or agents, to knowingly engage, or attempt to engage in a monetary transaction of criminally derived property.
The objective of Anti-Money laundering procedures that BlueStarFX implements is to ensure that customers engaging in certain activities are identified to a reasonable standard, while minimizing the compliance burden and impact on legitimate customers. BlueStarFX is committed to assisting governments combat the threat of money laundering and financing terrorist activities around the world. For that purpose BlueStarFX has set up a highly sophisticated electronic system. This system documents and verifies client identification records, and tracks and maintains detailed records of all transactions.
BlueStarFX carefully tracks suspicious and significant transaction activities, and reports such activities “providing timely and comprehensive information” to law enforcement bodies. To uphold the integrity of reporting systems and to safeguard businesses, the legislative framework provides legal protection to providers of such information.
In order to minimize the risk of money laundering and financing terrorist activities, BlueStarFX neither accepts cash deposits nor disburses cash under any circumstances. BlueStarFX reserves the right to refuse to process a transfer at any stage, where it believes the transfer to be connected in any way to money laundering or criminal activity. It is forbidden for BlueStarFx to inform customers that they have been reported for suspicious activity.
For the purpose of complying with Anti-Money laundering laws, BlueStarFX requires two different documents to verify the identity of the customer.
The first document we require is a legal government-issued, identifying document with the picture of the customer on it. It may be a government-issued passport, driver’s license (for countries where the driver’s license is a primary identification document) or local ID card (no company access cards).
The second document we require is a bill with the customer’s own name and actual address on it no older than 3 months. It may be a utility bill, bank statement, affidavit, or other bill with the name and address of the customer from an internationally recognizable organization.
BlueStarFX also requires a completed and physically-signed account application form to be submitted to the company.
Customers are required to submit uptodate identification and contact information in a timely manner, as soon as changes occur.
Documents in non-western letters must be translated into English by an official translator; the translation must be stamped and signed by the translator and sent together with the original document with a clear picture of the customer on it.