Frequently Asked Questions

247. What does the Sanctions List Search Score mean?

Answer

The score field indicates the similarity between the name entered and resulting matches on one of OFAC's sanctions lists. It is calculated using two matching logic algorithms: one based upon phonetics, and a second based upon the similarity of the characters in the two strings. The slider bar defaults to a score of 100, which indicates an exact match.  Lower scores indicate potential matches.

Date Released
April 28, 2021