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EUNAFA cooperating with Interpol and Mexican authorities

WASHINGTON D.C., 27 October 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The European and North American Financiers Association (EUNAFA), the peak industry body for financial institutions, announced today that it was temporarily suspending its EZTrack transaction tracking platform as part of an investigation by the Agencia Federal de Investigación into fraudulent financial transactions originating from Yucatan in Mexico.

"EUNAFA is cooperating fully with the AFI as it proceeds with its investigation," said Ken Lay, Executive Director, EUNAFA. "As a part of our commitment to Interpol's International Accountability Principles, we have suspended public access to the EZTrack service for the duration of the investigation."

Senior Association executives met with Mexican Attorney-General Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza on Thursday to arrange for the smooth transfer of transaction logs and other related information to the AFI. Mr. Icaza was quoted by AFP as saying that investigators would report to him in early December.

Concerned customers may contact their financial institution for further information.

About EUNAFA

The European Union and North American Financiers Association (EUNAFA) is the peak industry body for banks, lenders, brokers, accountants, consultancy firms and other financial institutions. EUNAFA provides members with political representation, security services, transaction authentication, brokerage for short-term bridging loans, and inter-bank transaction tracking. For more information, visit www.eunafa.org.

 

 

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