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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the renewal and expansion of its Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind shell companies used in all-cash purchases of residential real…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued an advisory on kleptocracy and foreign public corruption, urging financial institutions to focus their efforts on detecting the proceeds of foreign public…

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WASHINGTON – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today highlighted three teams of experts in a Tech Sprint to help measure the effectiveness of digital identity proofing—the process used to collect, validate, and verify…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on March 31 assessed a $275,000 civil money penalty on A&S World Trading, Inc…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced that it has assessed a $140 million civil money penalty against USAA Federal Savings…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is announcing its efforts to support the multilateral Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs (REPO) Task Force, announced earlier today by the U.S.…

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We, the Financial Intelligence Units of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, referred to herein as Working Group Members issue this statement of intent:

Recalling statements made by…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is informing U.S. financial institutions that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental body that establishes international standards to combat money laundering, counter the…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued a FinCEN Alert, advising all financial institutions to be vigilant against potential…

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AnnaLou Tirol, Deputy Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), delivered remarks today at an event featuring Women in FinCrime where she…

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued a fact sheet on its Rapid Response Program (RRP)—a collaborative partnership that leverages FinCEN’s relationships with law enforcement, U.S.…

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) notes that the comment period to the December 8, 2021 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) requiring the reporting of beneficial ownership information (BOI) (the “Reporting NPRM”) has closed.  FinCEN received over 230 comments.   

The…

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WASHINGTON—Today, five federal agencies joined forces to remind the public about the ongoing dangers of romance scams. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs…