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Perform a fuzzy search for an individual on the OFAC SDN List.
Usage of this endpoint counts towards your billable usage. Remember you can append 'test=1' to any query, switching to test mode. This will limit your search to OFAC entity numbers ≤ 4000, but will not count towards your account's billable usage. For your testing purposes, we have provided a list of all SDN records that should be visible in test mode here: EasyOFAC SDN Test List (CSV format).
The returned array may contain any number of objects of type OfacSdn, OfacAlt:
Fuzzy searching allows you to check for different spellings that are phonetically similar. For example, try the above search again, replacing "MANUEL" with "MANWELL", and "NORIEGA" with "NOREAGA". Also, try experimenting to get an idea of how far off the spelling can get before you no longer get a match returned.
The parsed name can be included as a trailing record by specifying the include_parsed=1 parameter. This will show the results of the name parsing algorithm, which can be helpful for understanding and debugging your usage of this endpoint. Note that due to variations in names and user input, EasyOFAC cannot accurately parse the name 100% of the time. This endpoint is provided as a utility for users requiring remedial name parsing as part of their screening. Experiment with saltations, initials, suffixes, etc., to see how it functions before implementing in a production environment.
Try it yourself... Feel free to change the parameters to test out different values.
For more information on using this API, or to suggest new features, please feel free to contact us.