Syrians need help. Donors want to give. And GoFundMe is caught in the middle
16 February 2023
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“Shocking though it may be, transferring money to people who need it is probably not going to necessarily be the sole or top priority of a money-transfer business,” says Tom Keatinge, director of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at RUSI, a London-based think tank. “Saying no, from a bureaucratic perspective, is an awful lot easier than saying yes.” ... “False positives are the curse of the transaction-screening world,” Keatinge says, adding that companies are wary of dialing back the sensitivity of their filtering tools for fear of letting an illegal transaction slip through.