ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING
POLICY & PROCEDURE
KYC/AML comes from 2 separate abbreviations: KYC stands for Know Your Customer, while AML stands for Anti Money Laundering.
The cryptocurrency market is subject to a number of rules and regulations which make it mandatory for most cryptocurrency-related services to have the AML/KYC procedure implemented.
1KeyPay strives to protect our users from any type of scams and fraudulent activities in the cryptocurrency world and complies to all current rules and regulations; one of the ways that enables us to do so is the KYC/AML procedure. This procedure confirms the absolute legality of the transaction carried out by you before the regulatory institutions. Thus, you confirm that you are a law-abiding citizen and the state has no reason to address any claims towards you.
We appreciate your patience and support as we continue to work hard to provide our services in more corners of the globe. There is tremendous social and economic potential for digital currencies, and 1KeyPay is committed to unlocking the benefits of this new economy while preserving and safeguarding financial privacy rights, and strengthening transparency and public trust in the industry's business practices. 1KeyPay supports the Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA) at http://datauthority.org
1KeyPay’s AML/KYC procedure is supported by an automated risk prevention system. If a transaction is marked suspicious by this system, the exchange is put on hold and the customer in question is then asked to confirm their identity.
There is a certain set of criteria that the system employs; however, they can’t be made public, otherwise there will be people who will try to abuse those criteria in order to cheat the algorithm. This system has proven to be very useful against money launderers and scammers, since the KYC process allows us to tell an honest customer apart from a scammer very quickly and without any trouble.
Each KYC case is handled individually. In the event a certain client is eligible for the procedure since their transaction had been marked as ON-HOLD, they are informed of that with a pop-up notification after the exchange has been submitted, in which they will be asked to turn to the support team. We will apply a set of standard procedures to our KYC clients, among which are asking a client to submit the following:
- A high-quality photo of any identification document valid in their country or internationally
- A source of deposited funds (a screenshot or a file, but not links)
- A selfie of the client holding their ID document and a print-out of the note which will be provided by the support team
After 1KeyPay has received the following materials, the exchange is completed, and the exchanged funds are then sent to the specified recipient wallet address.
We do everything in our power to maintain our reputation as a legitimate, law-abiding exchange service that can be safe for use by anyone, be it a regular person who doesn’t deal with cryptocurrency much or an experienced trader or miner; therefore, 1KeyPay reserves the right to apply the KYC/AML procedure to certain clients, wallet addresses and select assets.
1KeyPay doesn’t support any money-laundering or other illegal activities; therefore, the service doesn’t enter any business agreements with individuals or business entities involved or suspected in such activities.
In case a client doesn’t wish to disclose their identity for certain reasons and refuses to provide the documents, the KYC/AML procedure is considered failed and the deposited funds are then refunded to the address (or addresses) the deposit was made from, subtracting the network fees, within 24 hours. Then, 1KeyPay reserves the right to blacklist this address (or addresses), thus rendering it (or them) non-eligible for making deposits on the service.
In case a client submits a false set of documents, the KYC/AML procedure is considered failed and the deposited funds are then refunded to the address (or addresses) the deposit was made from, subtracting the network fees, within 24 hours. Then, 1KeyPay reserves the right to blacklist this address (or addresses), thus rendering it (or them) non-eligible for making deposits on the service.
Please bear in mind that 1KeyPay reserves the right to submit all the received materials to legal authorities (FBI, CMP, Interpol, Europol, and others) in case a legal and justified request is received. The official 1KeyPay's Rules of Anti-Money Laundering and Combating The Financing Terrorism compliance control is available upon demand.
The FATF blacklist is the common shorthand description for the Financial Action Task Force list of "Non-Cooperative Countries or Territories" (NCCTs).
The FATF blacklist or OECD blacklist has been issued by the Financial Action Task Force since 2000 and lists countries which it judges to be non-cooperative in the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, calling them "Non-Cooperative Countries or Territories" (NCCTs).
Although non-appearance on the blacklist was perceived to be a mark of approbation for offshore financial centers (or "tax havens") who are sufficiently well regulated to meet all of the FATF's criteria, in practice the list included countries that did not operate as offshore financial centers. The FATF updates the blacklist regularly, adding or deleting entries and 1KeyPay takes into consideration the list and regularly executes a cross-reference with the transactions being executed through the 1Key platform. Suspicious activities are reported to authorities.
For further information about 1KeyPay's policies regarding anti money laundering, please contact us.