Like the name implies, negative news or adverse media is defined as any sort of bad information discovered across various sources. A proper adverse media check can expose a person's or an organization's complicity in money laundering, terrorist financing, financial fraud, racketeering, organized crime and so much more. Adverse media sources
Adverse Media Sample Case
- Traditional news sources and Media.
- Databases of International Organizations.
- Blogs and web articles - including websites that publish issues involving corruption, rackets and financial fraud.
- Social media and internet forums - examples include Reddit forums of fraudulent organizations and news searches on Facebook and Twitter.
For example, let's assume a potential client was recently accused of a crime. Before the court proceedings begin or if it's in progress, there's no reason to list this individual on any crime watch-list and there's little or no adverse information on them. However, that individual already poses a risk to your company, even though it's uncertain if they are guilty or not.