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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory  to alert financial institutions to potential indicators of cybercrime and cyber-enabled crime observed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The advisory contains descriptions of COVID-19-…

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is emphasizing a high-profile scam exploiting Twitter accounts to solicit fraudulent payments denominated in convertible virtual currency (CVC). Cyber threat actors compromised the accounts of public figures, organizations, and…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced today that its successful “Innovation Hours Program” marks over a year of providing valuable insight in a series of in-person meetings with industry, which have continued in virtual format since May.…

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory today to alert financial institutions to potential indicators of imposter scams and money mule schemes, which are two forms of consumer fraud observed during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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FinCEN is issuing guidance to address questions related to BSA/AML regulatory requirements for hemp-related business customers. It explains how financial institutions can conduct due diligence for…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced today the award recipients of the 2020 FinCEN Director’s Law Enforcement Awards Program.  The annual program recognizes law enforcement agencies that used Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reporting to successfully pursue and prosecute…

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued an advisory to alert financial institutions to rising medical scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This advisory contains red flags, descriptions of COVID-19 related medical scams, and information on reporting suspicious activity…

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Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth A. Blanco today addressed the Consensus Blockchain Conference, which was held virtually this year. He discussed FinCEN’s efforts to provide guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic; the Travel Rule and trends…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the renewal 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 estate.  …

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This notice updates the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN’s) March 16, 2020 COVID-19 Notice,[1]

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has assessed a $450,000 civil money penalty against Michael LaFontaine…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) welcomes Michael Mosier as its new Deputy Director and Digital Innovation Officer.  As Deputy Director, Mr. Mosier oversees FinCEN’s wide-ranging work to protect the financial integrity and national security of the United…