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FinCEN's Office of Strategic Communications responds to questions from the media concerning Bank Secrecy Act requirements, FinCEN's mission, enforcement actions, and rulings. Media organizations with questions and/or requests for information or interviews can reach FinCEN's Office of Strategic Communications at 703-905-3770.

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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…

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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…

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Kenneth A. Blanco, Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), spoke at the American Bankers Association/American Bar Association (ABA/ABA) Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference on December 10, 2019. He addressed how FinCEN uses Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data…

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Washington – Today the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against Evil Corp, the…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today released a new strategic analysis of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reporting, indicating that elders face an…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has announced the realignment of its Liaison Division as the Strategic Operations Division (Strategic Ops), effective November 24, 2019.  Strategic Ops will be responsible for designing and implementing FinCEN’s strategic…