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Agent Denies Terrorist Label

The money transfer agency holding up a transaction is denying that the reason for the delay was that the receiver was linked to a terrorist. Exchange and Finance (Fiji) PTY
11 Jun 2016 11:20
Agent Denies  Terrorist Label
Mohammed Yusuf.

The money transfer agency holding up a transaction is denying that the reason for the delay was that the receiver was linked to a terrorist.

Exchange and Finance (Fiji) PTY chief executive officer Devendra Kumar said it was inappropriate for the agency to be blamed for holding up the transaction because the receiver was linked to a ‘terrorist’.

“We had never told our client at any point that the money was held up because her father was connected to a terrorist; we informed them that it was a compliance issue,” he said.

Mr Kumar said the money was more than $1200.

Mohammed Yusuf of Lautoka said yesterday he still had not received the money that was sent via the agency from a daughter living in Suva since the day it was deposited.

Mr Yusuf said as of Thursday he was informed by the agency that the transaction was held up due to a compliance issue which needed to be sorted before the money was released.

“It has been a week now since the money was deposited; I am having problems as I am fasting for Ramadan and at the same time I have a sickness; I need to buy my medication,” Mr Yusuf said.

“I was told to provide certain documents to prove my identification and which I did but still they had not receive the money.”

Mr Kumar said their client was not co-operating with them.

“If they provide the documents to prove the identification of the person receiving the money then they will receive the money,” Mr Kumar said.

“The problem was that the person that sent the money was not related to the person receiving the money; we want to know the relationship between them.

“The transaction is held up in Australia; it’s not us that need these documents and there are certain compliances to consider before the money is released.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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