Watchlists

Verification responses contain two fields regarding the watchlists we have checked:

  • inWatchLists - positive match
  • outOfWatchlist - negative match

Positive matches

The positive matches are shown in the inWatchLists parameter in the verification response. It means that the individual/entity WAS FOUND on a watchlist. If your customer is suspected of being on a watchlist, it is up to you to confirm that the individual/entity is not the same as the one listed on the watchlist. You can do this by requesting additional details from your customer and comparing their information to the particular watchlist.

Note: The match may be a false positive as watchlists sometimes contain only partial information.

Negative matches

The negative matches are shown in the outOfWatchlist parameter in the verification response. It means that the individual/entity was NOT FOUND to be on a watchlist.

Sample watchlist response

{
    "name": "Jane ok Citizen",
    "verificationStatus": "verified",
    "verificationScore": 200,
    "verificationUuid": "77899836-423c-40d3-9462-2c7c560b69e3",
    "submissionStatus": "submitted",
    "timestamp": 1586048764,
    
    // The person WAS FOUND on these watchlists
    "inWatchLists": [
        {
            "method": "background",
            "name": "Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)",
            "officialUrl": "https://dfat.gov.au/international-relations/security/sanctions/pages/sanctions.aspx"
        },
        {
            "method": "background",
            "name": "Politically Exposed Persons (CIA)",
            "officialUrl": "https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/"
        },
        {
            "method": "background",
            "name": "U.S. Treasury - Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC SDN)",
            "officialUrl": "https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Pages/default.aspx"
        }
    ],
    
    // The person WAS NOT FOUND on these watchlists
    "outOfWatchLists": [
        {
            "method": "background",
            "name": "International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Wanted Persons",
            "officialUrl": "https://www.interpol.int/How-we-work/Notices/View-Red-Notices"
        },
        {
            "method": "background",
            "name": "Canada Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)",
            "officialUrl": "http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/Eng/fi-if/amlc-clrpc/atf-fat/Pages/default.aspx"
        },
        {
            "method": "background",
            "name": "U.S. System for Award Management (SAM) Exclusions",
            "officialUrl": "https://www.sam.gov/SAM/"
        },
        // ...other results omitted
    ]
}

bronID Standard Watchlist Service

Watchlist NameTypeDetails
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)SanctionMaintained by DFAT according to the legislation explained via the links.
Canada Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)SanctionList of persons subject to anti-terrorism financing regulations under the Canadian Criminal Code, Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Suppression of Terrorism (RIUNRST), or United Nations Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations (UNAQTR).
Cypress Members of ParliamentPEPMembers of the Cyprus House of representatives.
European Union Commission Consolidated List (EU)SanctionConsolidated list of persons, groups and entities subject to EU financial sanctions.
HM United Kingdom Treasury Consolidated List (UKT)SanctionConsolidated list of UK financial sanctions targets.
International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Wanted PersonsSanctionList of fugitives, suspected criminals, persons linked to or of interest to ongoing criminal investigations, persons and entities subject to Security Council sanctions, and potential threats. Maintained by INTERPOL Notices.
New Zealand Members of ParliamentPEPCurrent and former members of NZ Parliament.
Politically Exposed Persons (CIA)PEPBased on the CIA World Leaders publications The CIA publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments regularly.
Russian Duma DeputiesPEPMembers of the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Most WantedSanctionList of fugitives and at-large criminal aliens deemed most dangerous by the ICE Enforcement & Removal Operations (ERO)’s Most Wanted program.
U.S. System for Award Management (SAM) ExclusionsSanctionList of persons excluded from doing business with the U.S. Federal Government.
U.S. Treasury - Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC SDN)SanctionSpecially Designated Nationals List (SDN) maintained by OFAC.
U.S. Treasury - Office of Foreign Assets Control Palestinian Legislative Council (OFAC PLC)SanctionList of persons identified as members of the PLC who were elected on the party slate of a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), Specially Designated Terrorist (SDT), or Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT). Maintained by OFAC.
UK Members of ParliamentPEPMembers of the United Kingdom House of Lords and House of Commons.
United Nations Security Council Consolidated Sanctions List (UNSC)SanctionConsolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List.