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 and we will run the checks for every verification.

Watchlist API Response

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
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// 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)

is_clean

Boolean indicate if the verification watchlist check is clean

Example Response

{
"authentication": {
"key": "29884359-fb70-478b-ba06-53d48b210aa0",
"reviewed_at": null,
"review_status": null,
...
"watchlist": {
"is_clean": false
"listings": {
"finanstilsynet": {
"url": "https://www.finanstilsynet.dk",
"name": "Denmark Finanstilsynet Foreign Regulators Warnings",
"aml_types": [
"warning"
],
"listing_started_utc": "2020-02-17T00:00:00Z"
},
"complyadvantage": {
"url": "https://complyadvantage.com",
"name": "ComplyAdvantage PEP Data",
"aml_types": [
"pep-class-2"
],
"country_codes": [
"BD"
]
},
"hm-treasury-list": {
"url": "https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/financial-sanctions-consolidated-list-of-targets",
"name": "UK HM Treasury Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation Consolidated List",
"aml_types": [
"sanction"
],
"country_codes": [
"IR"
],
"listing_started_utc": "2011-12-02T00:00:00Z"
},
"europe-sanctions-list": {
"url": "https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters",
"name": "EU External Action Service - Consolidated list of Sanctions",
"aml_types": [
"sanction"
],
"country_codes": [
"IR"
],
"listing_started_utc": "2011-12-01T00:00:00Z"
},
"asian-development-bank": {
"url": "https://lnadbg4.adb.org/oga0009p.nsf",
"name": "Asian Development Bank Sanctions",
"aml_types": [
"warning"
],
"country_codes": [
"CN"
],
"listing_started_utc": "2020-01-08T00:00:00Z"
},
"african-development-bank": {
"url": "http://www.afdb.org/en/projects-and-operations/procurement/debarment-and-sanctions-procedures/",
"name": "African Development Bank Debarment and Sanctions Procedures",
"aml_types": [
"fitness-probity"
],
"country_codes": [
"CN"
],
"listing_started_utc": "2019-08-08T00:00:00Z"
},
"norway-judicial-database": {
"url": "http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/ud/tema/sikkerhetspolitikk/nedrustning-og-ikke-spredning/eksportkontroll/geldende_sanksjoner.html?id=745754",
"name": "Norway Lovdata laws judicial database",
"aml_types": [
"sanction"
],
"country_codes": [
"IR"
],
"listing_ended_utc": "2016-02-18T00:00:00Z",
"listing_started_utc": "2016-01-29T00:00:00Z"
},
"united-states-securities-and-exchange-commission-administrative-proceedings-organisation": {
"url": "https://www.sec.gov/litigation/admin.shtml",
"name": "United States Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Proceedings - organisation",
"aml_types": [
"warning"
],
"listing_started_utc": "2019-06-21T00:00:00Z"
}
},
"sources": [
"african-development-bank",
"america-idb",
"united-states-securities-and-exchange-commission-administrative-proceedings-organisation",
"complyadvantage",
"complyadvantage-adverse-media",
"united-states-ohio-department-of-commerce-enforcement-actions",
"norway-judicial-database",
"europe-sanctions-list",
],
"types": [
"adverse-media",
"adverse-media-financial-crime",
"adverse-media-fraud",
"adverse-media-general",
"fitness-probity",
"sanction",
"warning",
"pep",
"pep-class-2",
"adverse-media-violent-crime",
"adverse-media-terrorism",
"adverse-media-narcotics"
],
"media": [
{
"url": "http://www.macnn.com/searchcatnext/tag/Puccini/2",
"title": "(no title)"
},
{
"url": "http://www.macnn.com/articles/11/05/13/",
"date": "2018-07-23T00:00:00Z",
"title": "Apple, Mac, iPod and iPhone News archives for 11/05/13 | MacNN"
},
]
}
}
}