Watchlist Checks

This document explains how to enable Watchlist Checks on the Passbase API

Overview

Monitor politically exposed persons (PEPs), and track risky behavior with adverse media and watchlist checks for a comprehensive customer due diligence, Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) program.

Enable Watchlist Checks

On the subscription settings page, you can enable the watchlist checks as an additional feature by clicking the Enable button. That's it, you are all set! We will run the checks for every verification with First Name, Last Name, and Date of Birth data points extracted post processing.

Watchlist Monitoring Webhook Event

The WATCHLIST_MONITORING webhook event is only available within the developer dashboard if the Watchlist Check feature is enabled.

The WATCHLIST_MONITORING event will be triggered when an Identity's AML Profile is returns as not clean from the adverse media and / or watchlist check. The value of the clean property will default tofalse.

{
"event": "WATCHLIST_MONITORING",
"key": "9b663f6d-a953-48a0-b288-e54ceed82b8b",
"clean": false,
"types": [
"warning",
"sanction",
"adverse-media-general",
"pep",
"adverse-media-narcotics",
"adverse-media",
"pep-class-2",
"adverse-media-violent-crime",
"adverse-media-sexual-crime",
"adverse-media-financial-crime",
"adverse-media-terrorism",
"adverse-media-fraud",
"pep-class-1"
],
"updated": 1618848473,
"created": 1618848473
}

Clean Boolean

  • false, this is the default value of the WATCHLIST_MONITORING event.

You can find a further description of the response values below:

Key

Data type

Description

event

string

The type of event that triggered this webhook.

key

string

The UUID of the Identity which triggered this webhook. This will help you link back to your user as well as query our backend API for the details of the Identity.

clean

boolean

Whether the Identity is clean or appears on the adverse media and/or watchlist checks.

types

array

List of watchlist checks returned if Identity appears on the adverse media and/or watchlist checks.

created

integer

UNIX timestamp, when the AML Profile was created

updated

integer

UNIX timestamp, when the AML Profile was updated.

Watchlist API Response

After receiving the WATCHLIST_MONITORING webhook event, it is time to use the Passbase API, to retrieve the details of this verification with the identity access key.

The watchlist check data for each Verification is accessible using the below Passbase API endpoints. You can find more information about the endpoints in our API explorer, and you can use one of our server-side libraries to interact with the Passbase API.

// List all identities
https://api.passbase.com/verification/v1/identities
// Get identity for a specific id / key
https://api.passbase.com/verification/v1/identities/{id}

The response of the API will have the following parameters:

Response parameters

Parameter

Description

listings

Watchlist check findings

media

List of media entries, with the date, title and url parameters

sources

Array of listing sources (eg. sanction lists)

types

What kind of alert or warning is associated with the entity (eg. sanction, pep, warning)

clean

Boolean indicate if the verification watchlist check is clean

Example Response

{
"id": "29884359-fb70-478b-ba06-53d48b210aa0",
"status": "declined",
"score": 89,
"created": 1603444489,
"updated": 1617107557,
"owner": {
"email": "[email protected]",
"first_name": "Bernie",
"last_name": "Madoff"
},
"resources": [
{
"id": "cd7f5b2c-6029-4b7a-bd78-ac343f50edf4",
"status": "processed",
"created": 1621017766,
"updated": 1621017769,
"type": "NATIONAL_ID_CARD",
"datapoints": {
"authority": "United States Department of State",
"place_of_birth": "MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.",
"nationality": "us",
"sex": "male",
"date_of_expiry": "2017-09-30",
"date_of_issue": "2007-09-30",
"date_of_birth": "2000-01-01",
"face_match_factor": 0.8,
"id_authenticity_factor": 0.94,
"last_name": "Madoff",
"first_names": "Bernie Lawrence",
"country": "US"
},
"resource_files": [...
]
}
],
"watchlist": {
"clean": false,
"listings": {
"company-am": {
"name": "company AM",
"aml_types": [
"adverse-media-general",
"adverse-media-fraud",
"adverse-media"
],
"country_codes": [
"US"
]
},
"complyadvantage-adverse-media": {
"url": "https://complyadvantage.com",
"name": "ComplyAdvantage Adverse Media",
"aml_types": [
"adverse-media-terrorism",
"adverse-media-sexual-crime",
"adverse-media-fraud",
"adverse-media-financial-crime",
"adverse-media-violent-crime",
"adverse-media-general",
"adverse-media-narcotics",
"adverse-media"
],
"country_codes": [
"BY",
"PT",
"DE",
"RU",
"BR",
"CH",
"ES",
"CN",
"YE",
"UA",
"PA",
"US",
"CL",
"GH",
"IL",
"FR",
"ZW",
"GB",
"CM"
]
},
"us-securities-exchange-commission-litigation-releases": {
"url": "http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases.shtml",
"name": "United States SEC Litigation Releases",
"aml_types": [
"warning"
]
}
},
"media": [
{
"url": "https://ria.ru/20181223/1548429047.html?in=t",
"date": "2018-12-23T00:00:00Z",
"title": "\"Мы не сторонники разбоя\": мошенники, которых вспоминали в этом году - РИА Новости, 23.12.2018"
},
{
"url": "https://www.metro.us/he-kind-of-looks-like-a-dick-transcripts-reveal-pharma-bro-jury-selection-a-challenge/",
"date": "2020-02-28T00:00:00Z",
"title": "'He kind of looks like a dick:' Transcripts reveal 'Pharma Bro' jury selection a challenge - Metro US"
},
{
"url": "https://www.jungewelt.de/loginFailed.php?ref=/artikel/361218.finanzskandal-aktion%C3%A4re-mit-fracksausen.html",
"date": "2019-08-21T00:00:00Z",
"title": "21.08.2019: Aktionäre mit Fracksausen (Tageszeitung junge Welt)"
},
{
"url": "https://ag.ny.gov/node/31631",
"date": "2020-05-19T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Attorney General Cuomo Sues Bank Of New York Mellon Unit For Deceiving Clients In Connection With Madoff-related Investments | New York State Attorney General"
},
{
"url": "https://www.watoday.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/australian-barrister-embroiled-in-the-us-s-largest-tax-evasion-case-20201018-p56690.html",
"date": "2020-10-18T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Australian barrister embroiled in the US's largest tax evasion case"
},
{
"url": "https://www.lesechos.fr/finance-marches/marches-financiers/bernard-madoff-lascension-et-la-chute-du-docteur-faust-de-wall-street-238038",
"date": "2018-12-11T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Bernard Madoff, l'ascension et la chute du docteur Faust de Wall Street | Les Echos"
},
{
"url": "https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/24/bernie-madoff-asks-doanld-trump-reduce-150-year-sentence/1822587001/",
"date": "2019-07-25T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Bernie Madoff asks Doanld Trump to reduce 150-year sentence"
},
{
"url": "https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/bernie-madoff-victims-receive-millions-more-n1188006",
"date": "2020-04-20T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Bernie Madoff victims to receive millions more"
},
{
"url": "https://www.slguardian.org/dafur-s-funding-west-bank-settlements/",
"date": "2018-11-26T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Dafur $'s Funding West Bank Settlements – Sri Lanka Guardian"
},
{
"url": "https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8868493/NYC-mayor-Bill-Blasio-DENY-sale-Mets-Steve-Cohen-2013-fraud-case.html",
"date": "2020-10-22T00:00:00Z",
"title": "De Blasio could DENY Mets sale to Steve Cohen due to 2013 fraud case | Daily Mail Online"
},
{
"url": "https://www.herald.co.zw/democracy-the-bread-butter-matters-of-society/",
"date": "2019-10-11T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Democracy: The bread, butter matters of society | The Herald"
},
{
"url": "https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/09/new-york-southern-district-donald-trump-inauguration-prosecutors",
"date": "2019-02-09T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Do New York prosecutors pose the greatest threat to Donald Trump? | US news | The Guardian"
},
{
"url": "https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/prosecutors-urge-denial-of-early-prison-release-for-madoff",
"date": "2020-03-04T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Federal prosecutors say Ponzi schemer Madoff should not be released early from prison | Fox Business"
},
{
"url": "https://www.newschannel5.com/news/political/national/get-out-of-jail-inmates-fearful-of-virus-argue-for-release?_amp=true",
"date": "2020-03-18T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Get out of jail? Inmates fearful of virus argue for release"
},
{
"url": "http://www.townandcountrytoday.com/world-news/get-out-of-jail-inmates-fearful-of-virus-argue-for-release-2176454",
"date": "2020-03-19T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Get out of jail? Inmates fearful of virus argue for release - TownAndCountryToday.com"
},
{
"url": "http://www.afn.by/news/i/188034",
"date": "2019-04-24T00:00:00Z",
"title": "JP Morgan заплатит более $2 млрд, чтобы замять дело о связях с Мэдоффом | США Банки | АФН | Белорусские новости | Республика Беларусь | Минск"
},
{
"url": "http://www.afn.by/news/i/187518",
"date": "2019-03-07T00:00:00Z",
"title": "JPMorgan Chase может выплатить более $1 млрд штрафа по делу Мэдоффа | США Банки | АФН | Белорусские новости | Республика Беларусь | Минск",
"pdf_url": "http://complyadvantage-asset-development.s3.amazonaws.com/bcddc7a3-6cde-477d-85d4-18b5ea86e773.pdf"
},
{
"url": "https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/11/jeffrey-epstein-suicide-jail-site-draws-complaints/1981132001/",
"date": "2019-08-11T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Jeffrey Epstein suicide: Jail site draws complaints"
},
{
"url": "https://rabble.ca/babble/international-news-and-politics/living-sars-cov-2-era-distancing-wash-hands-wear-mask-protect?page=4",
"date": "2020-05-23T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Living in the SARS-CoV-2 era (distancing, wash hands, wear mask to protect others, but OK to go outside) | Page 5 | rabble.ca"
},
{
"url": "https://rabble.ca/babble/international-news-and-politics/living-sars-cov-2-era-physical-distancing-good-hygiene-masks?page=4",
"date": "2020-05-01T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Living in the SARS-CoV-2 era (physical distancing, good hygiene, masks but OK to go outside) | Page 5 | rabble.ca"
},
{
"url": "https://www.lesechos.fr/finance-marches/marches-financiers/madoff-les-gagnants-dedommageront-les-perdants-1250443",
"date": "2020-09-30T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Madoff : les gagnants dédommageront les perdants | Les Echos"
},
{
"url": "https://www.batemansbaypost.com.au/story/6676538/madoff-eyes-dying-personal-freedom-plea/?cs=6911",
"date": "2020-03-12T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Madoff eyes 'dying, personal' freedom plea | Bay Post-Moruya Examiner | Batemans Bay, NSW"
},
{
"url": "https://www.dn.pt/dinheiro/amp/madoff-pede-a-trump-uma-reducao-da-pena-de-150-anos-11148984.html",
"date": "2019-07-25T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Madoff pede a Trump uma redução da pena de 150 anos"
},
{
"url": "https://www.insider.com/ap-madoffs-former-secretary-seeks-early-release-from-prison-2018-12",
"date": "2018-12-24T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Madoff's former secretary seeks early release from prison - Insider"
},
{
"url": "https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/us-supreme-court-rebuffs-investors--bid-to-block-madoff-trustee-lawsuits-12793196",
"date": "2020-06-01T00:00:00Z",
"title": "US Supreme Court rebuffs investors' bid to block Madoff trustee lawsuits - CNA"
},
{
"url": "https://mr-7.ru/articles/15389/",
"date": "2020-02-12T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Два американских афериста отправлены в тюрьму: один на 20, другой – на 130 лет › Новости Санкт-Петербурга › MR-7.ru"
},
{
"url": "https://www.rospres.com/crime/3347/",
"date": "2019-04-05T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Новости Руспрес - «Пирамида» Мэдоффа – это покруче, чем МММ Мавроди"
},
{
"url": "http://afn.by/news/i/120695",
"date": "2018-12-04T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Суд США постановил конфисковать у Мэдоффа 170 млрд долл. | США Криминал | АФН | Белорусские новости | Республика Беларусь | Минск",
"pdf_url": "http://complyadvantage-asset-development.s3.amazonaws.com/7119feb6-b7bf-4642-8d64-6356d3ff7900.pdf"
},
{
"url": "https://iz.ru/1019967/2020-06-05/sud-v-ssha-otkazalsia-dosrochno-osvobodit-smertelno-bolnogo-aferista-medoffa",
"date": "2020-06-05T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Суд в США отказался досрочно освободить смертельно больного афериста Мэдоффа | Новости | Известия | 05.06.2020"
},
{
"url": "http://www.ng.ru/news/568269.html",
"date": "2019-03-29T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Финансист-мошенник Мэдофф прибрал к рукам торговлю какао в тюрьме / Новости / Независимая газета"
}
],
"sources": [
"us-securities-exchange-commission-litigation-releases",
"company-am",
"complyadvantage-adverse-media"
],
"types": [
"adverse-media",
"adverse-media-financial-crime",
"adverse-media-fraud",
"adverse-media-general",
"adverse-media-narcotics",
"adverse-media-sexual-crime",
"adverse-media-terrorism",
"adverse-media-violent-crime",
"warning"
]
},
"metadata": null
}