WASHINGTON – FinCEN announced today that financial institutions affected by Hurricane Dorian should contact FinCEN and their functional regulator as soon as practicable to discuss any delays in their ability to file required Bank Secrecy Act reports. Institutions seeking to contact FinCEN should call the FinCEN Resource Center at 1-800-949-2732 and select option 8 or e-mail at FRC@fincen.gov.
In light of the evolving nature of the various recovery efforts, financial institutions are also encouraged to keep FinCEN and their functional regulators informed as their circumstances change.
FinCEN would also like to remind financial institutions about the potential for fraudulent transactions in the wake of disasters, including hurricanes. Please see FIN-2017-A007- Advisory to Financial Institutions Regarding Disaster-Related Fraud (October 31, 2017). https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/advisory/2017-10-31/FinCEN%20Advisory%20FIN-2017-A007-508%20Compliant.pdf.