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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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Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth A. Blanco delivered remarks virtually today at the ACAMS AML Conference. He discussed FinCEN’s response to the global health crisis, shared the latest trends that FinCEN is…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit public comment on a wide range of…

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WASHINGTON—To ensure consistent Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) coverage across the banking industry, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued a…

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is aware that various media outlets intend to publish a series of articles based on unlawfully disclosed Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), as well as other sensitive government documents, from several years ago. As FinCEN has stated previously…

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WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today issued a joint

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WASHINGTON—As the primary regulator and administrator of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued a statement that sets forth its approach to…

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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…