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False Negative

False Negative in the matter of financial crime and money laundering is either (1) a ‘hit’ identified during the screening process as a potential alert, but is dismissed, when in fact there is a match to a target named on a sanctions list; or (2) screened activity that would have generated a hit if the

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False Positive

False positive in the financial crime and Anti-Money Laundering contexts is a ‘hit’ identified during the screening process as a possible red flag alert, but when reviewed by a Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) or compliance personnel of an obliged financial entity, is found not to be a match to a target named on a

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