Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Advisory Key Terms

(Last updated October 2022.)

 

This webpage contains a list of Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) key terms found in FinCEN advisories and similar products. Not all FinCEN advisories contain key terms or SAR field number instructions; in those instances, see the applicable advisory for filing instructions

FINANCIAL ACTIVITY REQUESTED KEY ADVISORY TERMS DATE FinCEN Number and Other Associated Advisories
Advisory on Elder Financial Exploitation EFE FIN-2022-A002 06/15/2022 FIN-2022-A002
Advisory on Kleptocracy and Foreign Public Corruption CORRUPTION FIN-2022-A001 04/14/2022 FIN-2022-A001
Alert on Real Estate, Luxury, Goods, and High-Value Assets Involving Russian Elites, Oligarchs, and Family Members FIN-2022-RUSSIALUXURY 03/16/2022 FIN-2022-Alert002
Alert on Increased Vigilance for Potential Russian Sanctions Evasion Attempts FIN-2022-RUSSIASANCTIONS 03/7/2022 FIN-2022-Alert001
Notice on Environmental Crimes FIN-2021-NTC4 11/18/2021 FIN-2021-NTC4
Advisories on Ransomware Activity CYBER FIN-2021-A004 11/8/2021 FIN-2021-A004
FIN-2020-A006 (updated and replaced on 11/8/21)
Notice on Child Sexual Exploitation Crimes OCSE-FIN-2021-NTC3 09/16/2021 FIN-2021-NTC3
Notice on Trade in Antiquities and Art FIN-2021-NTC2 03/9/2021 FIN-2021-NTC2
Advisory on COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment FIN-2021-A002 02/24/2021 FIN-2021-A002
Consolidated COVID-19 Suspicious Activity Report Key Terms and Filing Instructions See Notice Table 1 and 2 for Details 02/24/2021 FIN-2021-NTC1
Advisory on Health Insurance and Health Care-Related Fraud FIN-2021-A001 02/2/2021 FIN-2021-A001
Notice on COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Scams and Cyberattacks FIN-2020-NTC4 12/28/2020 FIN-2020-NTC4
Advisory on FATF Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies OCTOBER 2020 FATF FIN-2020-A009 11/6/2020 FIN-2020-A009
Advisory on Human Trafficking and Related Activity HUMAN TRAFFICKING FIN-2020-A008 10/15/2020 FIN-2020-A008
Advisory on COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Fraud COVID19 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FRAUD FIN-2020-A007 10/13/2020 FIN-2020-A007
Advisories on COVID-19 Cybercrime and Cyber-Enabled Crime COVID19-CYBER FIN-2020-A005 07/30/2020 FIN-2020-A005
Advisory on FATF Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies JUNE 2020 FATF FIN-2020-A004 07/14/2020 FIN-2020-A004
Advisory on COVID-19 Imposter Scams and Money Mule Schemes COVID19 MM FIN-2020-A003 07/7/2020 FIN-2020-A003
Advisories on Loan Modification and Foreclosure Rescue Scams FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAM 08/06/2012 FIN-2009-A001
FIN-2010-A006
FIN-2012-A009
Advisory on COVID-19 Medical Scams COVID19 FIN-2020-A002 05/18/2020 FIN-2020-A002
Advisory on FATF Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies FEBRUARY 2020 FATF FIN-2020-A001 03/26/2020 FIN-2020-A001
Notice to Financial Institutions on COVID-19 COVID19 03/16/2020 FIN-2020-NTC1
Advisories on Trafficking of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids FENTANYL FIN-2019-A006 08/21/2019 FIN-2019-A006
FIN-2011-A009
Advisories on Email Compromise Fraud Schemes BEC FRAUD
EAC FRAUD
BEC DATA THEFT
07/16/2019 FIN-2019-A005
Advisory on Illicit Convertible Virtual Currency Activity CVC FIN-2019-A003 05/09/2019 FIN-2019-A003
Updated Advisory on Public Corruption in Venezuela VENEZUELA CORRUPTION FIN-2019-A002 05/03/2019 FIN-2019-A002
Advisories on Iranian Regime and Malign Activities IRAN FIN-2018-A006 10/11/2018 FIN-2018-A006
FIN-2010-A008
Advisory on Proceeds of Public Corruption in Nicaragua NICARAGUA FIN-2018-A005 10/04/2018 FIN-2018-A005
Advisory on Human Rights Abuses Enabled by Corrupt Senior Foreign Political Figures FINANCIAL FACILITATOR FIN-2018-A003 06/12/2018 FIN-2018-A003
Advisories on North Korea See Advisory for Details 11/02/2017 FIN-2017-A008
FIN-2013-A005
FIN-2009-A002
Advisory on Disaster-Related Fraud DISASTER-RELATED FRAUD 10/31/2017 FIN-2017-A007
Advisory on Public Corruption in Venezuela VENEZUELAN CORRUPTION 09/20/2017 FIN-2017-A006
Advisory on Political Corruption in South Sudan SOUTH SUDAN 09/06/2017 FIN-2017-A004
Advisory on Real Estate Firms and Professionals ADVISORY REAL ESTATE 08/22/2017 FIN-2017-A003
Advisory to Financial Institutions on Cyber-Events and Cyber-Enabled Crime See Advisory for Details 10/25/2016 FIN-2016-A005

Advisory on Email Compromise Fraud Schemes

BEC Fraud
EAC Fraud

09/06/2016 FIN-2016-A003
Advisory on Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking Schemes

ADVISORY HUMAN SMUGGLING 
ADVISORY HUMAN TRAFFICKING

09/11/2014 FIN-2014-A008
Advisory on U.S. Currency Restrictions in Mexico: Funnel Accounts and TBML

FUNNEL ACCOUNT 

05/28/2014 FIN-2014-A005
Advisories on Trade Based Money Laundering TBML
BMPE
FUNNEL ACCOUNT
MX RESTRICTION
05/28/2014 FIN-2014-A005
FIN-2010-A001
Advisory on Citizen by Investment Programs in Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis SKN PASSPORT 05/20/2014 FIN-2014-A004
Advisories on U.S. Currency Restrictions in Mexico MX RESTRICTION 09/27/2013 FIN-2013-A007
FIN-2012-A006
FIN-2010-A007
Advisories on Syria SYRIA 04/15/2013 FIN-2013-A002
FIN-2011-A010
FIN-2011-A013
Update Advisories on Tax Refund and Related Identity Theft TAX REFUND FRAUD 02/26/2013 FIN-2012-A005
FIN-2013-A001
Advisory on Third-Party Payment Processors Payment Processor 10/22/2012 FIN-2012-A010
Advisory on SAR Confidentiality for Internal and External Counsel of Financial Institutions See Advisory for Details 03/02/2012 FIN-2012-A002
Advisory on Foreign-Located MSBs See Advisory for Details 02/15/2012 FIN-2012-A001
Advisory on Account Takeover Activity ACCOUNT TAKEOVER FRAUD 12/19/2011 FIN-2011-A016
Advisory on Commercial Real Estate Fraud CREF  03/30/2011 FIN-2011-A007
Advisory on Elderly Financial Exploitation elder financial exploitation 02/22/2011 FIN-2011-A003
Advisory on Informal Value Transfer System IVTS 09/01/2010 FIN-2010-A011
Advisory on Home Equity Conversions Mortgage Fraud Schemes HECM
FHA
04/27/2010 FIN-2010-A005
Advisory on TARP-Related Programs SIGTARP 10/14/2009 FIN-2009-A006
Advisory on Structuring by Casino Patrons and Personnel See Advisory for Details 07/01/2009 FIN-2009-A003

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