A watchlist is a list that has been issued by a regulatory group such as a law enforcement agency of individuals and/or entities who are involved with illegal activity or a form of non-compliance at an international level. Those on a watchlist require screening and potentially additional monitoring as they may represent a higher risk. Some examples of who would be on a watchlist include but are not limited to: suspected money launderers, human / arms / drug traffickers, and terrorists, PEPs, scammers and fraudsters.There is a difference between a watchlist and a sanction - as watchlists are not used as a method by government agencies or diplomacies to accomplish foreign policy objectives and the like.


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