ZignSec

WatchList Pep/Sanctions

WatchList PEP & Sanctions is our due diligence service to check if a given person is listed on a PEP- (politically exposed person) or Sanctions-list. PEP means in a prominent public position or a close relative of someone who is. The coverage is broad with general PEP, Government Sanction Lists, Anti Terrorism Lists, CIA lists and custom lists.

We classify hits as either Good (quite certain) or Questionable (less certain). Note that all queries may result in false positives as an unavoidable fact.

API

POST to https://env.zignsec.com/v2/ekyc/watchlist
   where env is api or test.

Data Sources covered by our aggregating partner

PEP lists:

  • PEP List (1.1 Million Individuals, spanning 233 countries)
  • Canadian Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Individual List
  • CIA World Leader List
  • National Legislature Members List

Sanction lists:

  • United Nations Security Council Consolidated Sanctions List (UNSC)
  • US Office of Foreign Assets Control – Treasury Department
  • European Union Commission Consolidated List (EU)
  • HM United Kingdom Treasury Consolidated List (UKT)
  • Canadian Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Entities List

Parameters

  • FirstName and LastName are mandatory
  • DateOfBirth is optional, but without it hits will be catgorized as Questionable. Date can be given both as full date (YYYY-MM-DD) or as a year only.
  • CountryCode for citizenship is optional but recommended.
  • There is a degree of fuzzy match in the search, so different spelling of names should not hide hits.

Example Request:
(the Query item is a structure of type Address, where only FirstName and LastName are necessary, but DateOfBirth is optional):

            POST https://test.zignsec.com/v2/ekyc/watchlist HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json; charset=UTF-8
Authorization: YOUR_KEY...

{
   "Query":{
      "FirstName":"Stefan",
      "LastName":"Löfven", 
      "dateofbirth":"1957-07-21"
   }
}

        

Response fields

id A guid (globally unique identifier) for the request.
errors A JSON object that contains information on error conditions that might have resulted from the request, in an array of property-value pairs. If multiple errors occur, a pair of parameters is returned for each error.
code
Code for the error. List of codes is in table below.
description
A string that describes the type of error that occurred.If no errors occur, then this object is empty.
errors : []
HitCountTotal The total number of good/correct hits, always is HitCountPEP + HitCountSanctions
HitCountPEP The total number of good/correct PEP list hits, is the number of rows in the PEPHits[] field.
HitCountSanctions The total number of good/correct Sanctions list hits, is the number of rows in the SanctionsHits[] field.
PEPHits A description list of good/correct PEP-list hits.
SanctionsHits A description list of good/correct Sanctions-list hits.
QuestionableHitCountTotal The total number of hits that are less certain, always is QuestionableHitCountPEP + QuestionableHitCountSanctions
QuestionableHitCountPEP The total number of PEP list hits that are less certain, is the number of rows in the QuestionablePEPHits[] field.
QuestionableHitCountSanctions The total number of Sanctions list hits that are less certain, is the number of rows in the QuestionableSanctionsHits[] field.
QuestionablePEPHits A list of PEP-list hit descriptions that are less certain.
QuestionableSanctionsHits A list of Sanctions-list hit descriptions that are less certain.
DataProviderRequestID An internal identifier for tracking the request with our support.

Example Response:
The id and DataProviderRequestId fields are for support situations with ZignSec and the back-end data provider.

The HitCountTotal is the field to look at to get the overall hit count.

            {
  "id": "f505bf74-beaa-43fd-8ed1-2d3268b15582",
  "errors": [],
  "HitCountTotal": 3,
  "HitCountPEP": 3,
  "HitCountSanctions": 0,
  "PEPHits": [
    "A match was made during a PEP check   //   PROP",
    "A match was made during a CIA World Leader List check   //   CIA_WORLDLEADER",
    "A match was made during a List of all National Legislature members check   //   NTL_LEGISLATOR"
  ],
  "SanctionsHits": [],
  "QuestionableHitCountTotal": 0,
  "QuestionableHitCountPEP": 0,
  "QuestionableHitCountSanctions": 0,
  "QuestionablePEPHits": [],
  "QuestionableSanctionsHits": [],
  "DataProviderRequestId": "WS-7848986.2018.7.10.2.49.15.917"
}