Coronavirus Update

This webpage provides key Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) related information or links issued by FinCEN or other U.S. government agencies.  The FinCEN-issued publications include notices, advisories, and FAQs.  FinCEN encourages financial institutions to monitor FinCEN’s website and the Department of the Treasury’s website on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for up-to-date information concerning economic assistance under the CARES Act, and compliance with Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) obligations.  Compliance with the BSA remains crucial to protecting our national security by combating money laundering and related crimes, including terrorism and its financing.


FinCEN COVID-19-Related Advisories and Alerts

11/22/23 | Alert
FinCEN Alert on COVID-19 Employee Retention Credit Fraud

02/24/21 | Advisory
Advisory on Financial Crimes Targeting COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

02/02/21 | Advisory
Advisory on COVID-19 Health Insurance- and Health Care-Related Fraud

10/13/20 | Advisory
Advisory on Unemployment Insurance Fraud During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

07/30/20 | Advisory
Advisory on Cybercrime and Cyber-Enabled Crime Exploiting the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic | [Español]

07/07/20 | Advisory
Advisory on Imposter Scams and Money Mule Schemes Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | [Español]

05/18/20 | Advisory
Advisory on Medical Scams Related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | [Español]

FinCEN COVID-19-Related Notices

02/24/21 | Notice
Consolidated COVID-19 Suspicious Activity Report Key Terms and Filing Instructions 

12/28/20 | Notice
COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Scams and Cyberattacks 

05/18/20 | Notice
Companion Notice to all FinCEN COVID-19 Advisories 

04/03/20 | Notice
Updated FinCEN Notice to Financial Institutions Regarding COVID-19

03/16/20 | Notice
FinCEN Notice to Financial Institutions Regarding COVID-19 

COVID-19-Related FAQs

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs 

COVID-19 Resources from Other U.S. Government Agencies

FATF Publication COVID-19-related Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks and Policy Responses.

Lender Alert On July 14, 2020, The Office of Inspector General U.S. Small Business Administration issued a Lender Alert concerning Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

CARES Act in order to provide relief for hard working American families, small businesses, and various industries impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus Tax Relief for individuals, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guidelines for Opening Up America Again On April 27th, 2020, President Trump announced a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts.

Unemployment Insurance Fraud Consumer Protection Guide On September 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force issued this guide to provide information and resources for individuals on how to protect themselves from unemployment insurance fraud and steps they can take if they suspect they have had their identity exploited by criminals.