Product | Exclude URLs from adverse media searches

We’re delighted to announce that our next RiskScreen Core release will include the ability for you to exclude certain URLs from your adverse media search results.

Why exclude URLs?

Conducting a broad search of media sources when doing AML screening is vitally important. Without it, you may miss intelligence that could materially affect the manner in which you handle your prospect or customer. However, there are also times when you regularly get search results that are simply, and consistently, irrelevant.

Now, with RiskScreen Core, you’re able to prevent these false positives by excluding specific website addresses that you are confident have no relevance to your search. In the example below, you can see a number of results from the IMDb film and media database on Tom Atkins, the actor, when we’re looking for the Tom Atkins with PEP status.

How does it work?

If, as a RiskScreen user, you see a result from an irrelevant source (e.g. www.imdb.com in the example above), you will be able to nominate that source to be excluded from future adverse media searches made via RiskScreen Core across your organisation. Once this nomination has been approved by your organisation’s RiskScreen admin or supervisor, the URL will be excluded from any future searches you or your colleagues run.

As a RiskScreen supervisor (admin), you’ll be able to add or remove URLs from the list of those to be excluded at any time.

How do I get it?

This exclude-URL feature will be rolled out in our RiskScreen Core release scheduled for early June, and will be available free of charge to all existing Core users. We believe it will provide a meaningful improvement to how you manage your adverse media search results. We’d love to know what you think.

For more information, or to request a demo, please get in touch.

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