The criminals who sexually abuse children and post their suffering online are ruthless. Many are involved in organised crime. Many profit from their illegal activity.
We see the legitimate financial industry being misused daily to process payments for the most appalling criminal imagery online. Traditional household names, together with new digital payment brands pop up unknowingly alongside the most extreme abuse of children. It could include the torture and rape of youngsters, even babies.
Our Payment Brand Alerts help protect legitimate financial service brands from being used for payments for online criminal child sexual abuse imagery. Essentially they are a warning for payment service companies. We notify them if their name, or brand is used to pay for child sexual abuse images or videos.
This helps the finance industry prevent criminals profiting from the suffering of children. It disrupts the channels perpetrators abuse to get payments for pictures and videos of child sexual abuse. It stops these payments for pain.
When an analyst sees a legitimate payment processor linked with online criminal imagery, we work quickly to provide an immediate alert. This might be a traditional or digital currency. Our alert features the associated email addresses and merchant IDs, so that action can be taken quickly. We provide important information like transaction amounts to help track the payment. This helps with companies' moderating processes.
Financial organisations get immediate notification when we find their legitimate brand associated with child sexual abuse images in newsgroups or on websites, anywhere in the world.