Fentanyl: Analyzing AFC Strategies to Fight a Deadly Epidemic

  • When: June 10, 2020
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

Cryptocurrency, the Dark Web and synthetic opioids including fentanyl: None existed 50 years ago when Congress passed the Bank Secrecy Act in an effort to fight narcotics-related money laundering. Then as now, anti-financial crime (AFC) professionals are at the forefront of the fight against laundering drug money. In this sobering webinar, experts discuss how the fentanyl epidemic reflect new dynamics of narco-trafficking and money laundering, and share strategies for disrupting this deadly wave of drug deaths.

Learning Objectives

  • Updating risk models to reflect unique traits of opioid trafficking such as Darknet transactions, direct-to-consumer drug delivery and shifts in user demographics
  • Outlining indicators of potential fentanyl trafficking such as frequent shipments from high-risk jurisdictions and suspicious activity involving cryptocurrencies
  • Analyzing case studies and FinCEN’s fentanyl advisory to gain practical insights into best practices for detecting and disrupting opioid trafficking networks

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • Risk Managers
  • Law Enforcement
  • FIU members


  • Global
  • North America
  • Banking
  • MSB
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Virtual Currency Exchanges


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Sherri Scott
  • Sherri Scott, CAMS-Audit

  • Agent


After completing her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Eastern Illinois University, Sherri worked as a bank regulator for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Her inquisitive nature led her to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Unit. Subsequent to the FBI, she returned to the banking industry and sharpened her skills where Sherri personally led the investigation of a multi-million dollar international fraud scheme that was bought to prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Sherri is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and one of the few individuals to have both of the advanced CAMS certifications in Audit and Financial Crimes Investigations (FCI). The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) has published two of her white papers, “CannaBanking: Cultivating a Culture of Compliance” and “Cryptocurrency Compliance.