- These best practices were prepared by a coalition of financial institutions, Internet service providers, online payment processors and others to help prevent commercial child pornography over the Internet.
- Some coalition members have used these methods in their application of underwriting, verification, and monitoring processes to assist in detecting child pornographers and preventing them from establishing and maintaining merchant accounts.
- Institutions that would like to take a more proactive role in this effort may find the information useful in developing methods that would work best for them.
Continuation of FIL-72-2007
Chief Executive Officer
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Internet Merchant Acquisition Best Practices for the Prevention and Detection of Commercial Child Pornography7 - PDF 290KB (PDF Help)
Michael Benardo, Chief, Cyber Fraud and Financial
Crimes Section, at (202) 898-7319 or
FIL-72-2007 - PDF (PDF Help)
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